How Student Search Service Works for You
One click can help you learn about colleges across the country without ever leaving home.
Opt in to hear directly from colleges and scholarships
After joining Student Search Service, check your email and mailbox regularly for updates about degree programs, campus life, financial aid, or invitations to apply for scholarships.
Share your interests to find your college match
Keeping your information and college list up to date helps colleges and scholarship programs send you more relevant communications so you can find the school that’s right for you.
Most colleges in the U.S. rely on Student Search to find the right students for their campuses.
More Offers of College Admission
Students who are contacted by colleges through Student Search receive, on average, 29% more offers of college admission.
Each school brochure I received after opting into Student Search Service was full of possibilities that I’d never considered for myself. As a first-generation student who knew higher education was the ticket to opportunity, it was so exciting to know that universities were interested in me.
Your Data Matters
Your Privacy Is our Priority
We never share information about your disability status, self-reported parental income, social security number, or phone number. Visit the College Board Privacy Center for more information.
No Commercial Advertising
Only approved colleges, scholarship programs, and nonprofit educational organizations can participate.
What Information Is Shared
When you join Student Search Service, you agree to share the following information with participating organizations. Colleges, universities, nonprofit scholarship programs, and nonprofit educational organizations pay for Student Search Service, but this service can be accessed at no cost to you. These organizations rely on this information to discover students who may be a good fit for their programs. You can update your information using the links below.
College Board Account Information
General information you provided when creating your account, along with your score range on any College Board exams you’ve taken.
BigFuture College List
Colleges that you’ve added to your college list. This data helps those colleges see your demonstrated interest.
More About You
Information you’ve provided about your high school performance and activities, along with your college preferences.
Frequently Asked Questions
See answers to the questions students and parents most commonly ask about Student Search Service.
Have a question that isn’t answered in the FAQs? Contact us directly using this form.