Student Search Service

Introduce yourself to colleges with Student Search Service®

Register Next Tests:
5/3 , 6/7

Last year, the Student Search Service made more than 80 million connections!

Free: Just say "yes" during registration!

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How It Works

  1. You say "yes" to Student Search Service during registration.

  2. We send your information to colleges, universities, scholarship programs and nonprofit educational opportunity organizations that are looking for students like you.

    The following information will be sent:

    • Name
    • Address
    • Gender
    • Birth date
    • High school code
    • Graduation year
    • Ethnic identification (if provided)
    • Intended college major (if provided)
    • E-mail address (if provided)

    The following information will NOT be sent:

    • Your scores
    • Social Security number
    • Telephone number

Note About Test Prep Product Solicitations

The College Board makes every effort to protect a student's privacy. When a student takes a College Board exam [such as the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT® or Advanced Placement (AP®)] he or she has a choice to "opt in" to Student Search Service (SSS). If the student says yes, this enables the College Board to provide that student's basic information to eligible colleges and universities, scholarship programs and certain higher education enrichment opportunities.

While the College Board recommends that students take advantage of our free and low cost practice tools in order to help them do their best on test day, it is our strict policy to NOT sell student information to test preparation companies nor are such companies affiliated with the College Board.

We recommend the following precautions if you receive unsolicited calls from persons identifying themselves as belonging to a test preparation company:

  • Never give credit card information
  • Don’t commit to a purchase regardless of the caller’s high pressure tactics
  • Get the company’s contact information and the name of the caller; ask for a call-back number
  • Contact your local consumer affairs office, Better Business Bureau and/or the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) if the company continues to make unsolicited phone calls

To learn more about our Student Search Service policy, go to

Please don't hesitate to email Student Search Service or call (866) 825-8051 if you have additional questions. If you wish to opt out of the service and remove your name, email address, or both, you can do so here.

Note: Colleges, scholarship programs and not-for-profit educational opportunity organizations that are eligible to receive information from SSS are required to maintain strict confidentiality and must adhere to rigorous guidelines for the use of such information. The College Board actively reviews recipients of SSS data to ensure compliance with these guidelines.