Kaplan Test Prep Partners with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities to Support Post-Secondary Educational Opportunities for Hispanic Students

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Russell Schaffer, russell.schaffer@kaplan.com, 212.453.7538
Carina Wong, carina.wong@kaplan.com, 212.453.7571

New York, NY (September 28, 2011) – Kaplan Test Prep, the world leader in test prep, has partnered with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) to improve access to and quality of post-secondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students.

“By partnering with HACU, a champion for Hispanic success in higher education, we will provide access to quality prep programs that will open more doors and opportunities for students in Hispanic-Serving School Districts,” said Justin Serrano, President of Kaplan K12 and College Prep.  “We share a common mission of furthering Hispanic success in education, which is fundamental to our nation’s economic and social success.  We look forward to working closely with HACU school and district partners as they prepare their students for college.”

HACU represents more than 400 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in addition to K-12 Hispanic-Serving School Districts (HSSDs) across the country. Kaplan is a partner in HACU’s 25th Annual Conference in October, “25 Years of Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success,” which will feature workshops and presentations covering more than 50 topics as well as a College and Career Fair sponsored, in-part, by Kaplan.  The HACU College and Career Fair is open to the public from 2-5 PM on Sunday, October 30.

“Providing tools for college-bound students to succeed is essential to increasing college-going and college graduation rates,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores. “As HACU celebrates its Silver Anniversary, we are pleased to count Kaplan among the supporters of HACU’s 25th Annual Conference.”

About Kaplan Test Prep

Kaplan Test Prep (www.kaptest.com), a division of Kaplan, Inc., is a premier provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938, Kaplan is the world leader in the test prep industry. With a comprehensive menu of online offerings and a complete array of books, Kaplan offers preparation for more than 90 standardized tests, including entrance exams for secondary school, college and graduate school, as well as professional licensing exams.  Kaplan also provides private tutoring and graduate admissions consulting services.

About HACU

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) was established in 1986 with a founding membership of 18 institutions. Today, HACU represents more than 400 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and Portugal.  HACU is the only national association representing existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).  This year, HACU celebrates its 25th Anniversary and will host its annual conference in San Antonio, Texas, October 29 – 31.

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