Why does the program application live on BigFuture?

BigFuture is the free, online planning guide that helps all students take the right first step after high school. BigFuture is accessed by millions of students and families per year engaging in the college and career planning journey. Offering the National Recognition Program application to students on BigFuture, accessed by logging in with a College Board account, simplified the process. Ultimately, more students can find the opportunity as they plan their future and hear from institutions they may not have considered. In fact, in 2023 was the first year students could apply for the award on BigFuture, the number of students awarded increased 16% compared to the previous year. Plus, when students receive their recognition award, they can log in to BigFuture to access their certificate.