Users do not need to create an online account to view most of our website; however, to register for exams or use certain tools on our site, an account is necessary.
Student account creation:
When students create an online account, we collect the following personally identifiable information: first name, middle initial, last name, zip code, gender, date of birth, date of high school graduation, email address, username, and password. In addition, users can supply a parent or guardian's first and last name, and email address to activate the CC a Parent service.
: In general, the College Board collects student name (first, middle, last), mailing address or zip code, date of birth, email address, and sex. For certain tests, the College Board may also collect student phone number (ACCUPLACER, AP, SAT), student ID or SSN (ACCUPLACER, AP, PSAT/NMSQT, and SAT), date of high school graduation (CLEP and SAT), and certain demographic information, such as race, ethnicity, religion, and/or parental education (ACCUPLACER, AP, PSAT/MNSQT, and SAT). To process your registration payment, credit card information will also be collected.
To read the privacy statements and testing polices associated with a specific exam, please see
Program-Specific Privacy Policies
Student Search Service:
Student Search Service is a free service that provides students with information about college planning, as well as admission and scholarship information, from the more than 1,100 participating colleges, universities, and scholarship programs. If students choose to participate in this service, they agree to share information about themselves to participating colleges, universities, scholarship programs, and educational organizations, to be used only for recruitment, scholarship opportunities, and college planning outreach. These organizations must sign a license agreement which outlines the specific terms for which the student information can be used before it must be destroyed. Under no circumstances are these organizations allowed to give the student information to other organizations. Refer to the
Student Search Service
if you have questions or want more information about the program, or call 866-825-8051.
Pay for College:
In the Pay for College section in BigFuture
, we offer a variety of tools and services that provide access to current information about college costs, scholarships, financial aid applications, and college financing. When students complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE application, we collect the following information; first and last name, address, telephone number, date of birth, gender, anticipated graduation date, family financial information (such as income, assets and tax information) and social security number (optional). This information is used for the sole purpose of processing the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE application, on behalf of the college or institution to which the student is applying.
CC a Parent Service:
We encourage parents/guardians to get involved in their child’s educational choices by offering this service, which allows the parent/guardian to receive copies of the important emails that we send to students. We collect the parent/guardian’s first and last name as well as email address. This service generally includes email reminders about upcoming dates and deadlines; SAT registration receipts, notifications, and admission tickets for test day; test center alerts; and score announcements. To protect the security of your College Board website account, we do not send copies of username or password reminders to parents or guardians.