BigFuture School and Connections

BigFuture® School is a new mobile app for students who take certain College Board assessments during the school day. Students can opt in to Connections™ to hear from nonprofit colleges and educational organizations looking for students like them, without their personal information being shared.

An authorized representative from a school or district can opt out their students from Connections by completing the Connections Opt-Out form or calling 866 609-1369. Please see the table below for opt-out submission deadlines for the 2023–24 school year.

Opt-out Submitted What the Opt-out Suppresses
Prior to uploading registration files in SAT Suite Ordering and Registration site (SSOR) Connections opt-in during students' spring 2024 PSAT 10 and SAT School Day in-school testing experience.
After uploading registration files in SSOR but before March 29 Students' access to Connections in the BigFuture School app before Connections messaging begins.
Anytime after March 29 Future Connections messages; any previously delivered messages may be still accessed by students.

The Power to Plan—in the Palm of Students' Hands

The digital SAT Suite transition means students can get their scores faster. Now with the BigFuture School mobile app, they have a new way to access them. Once scores are available, the app provides students with:

Customized career information and personalized guidance about planning and paying for college.

Connections™—a program exclusively for school day test takers that allows them to hear from nonprofit colleges and scholarship programs that may be a good match.

Phone screen showing BigFuture School app running

Connections Puts Privacy First

Connections™ is a free program exclusively for students who take the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10 and SAT on a school day that lets students hear from nonprofit colleges, scholarships, and educational organizations. It delivers messages in the BigFuture School app and by mail from organizations that are interested in students based on information students, schools, districts, or states provide when taking an in-school assessment—including score range—to make connections that are relevant to students. Note: Districts and schools may choose not to provide access to Connections. With Connections, no personal information is shared with institutions unless a student chooses to connect and share information directly with them. This gives students and their families more control over when, or whether, they raise their hands to be seen. The goal is to create more opportunities for students as they consider their options after high school. With input from students, families, and education professionals, BigFuture School and Connections will expand and improve to help every student plan their path for what's next.

On average, students who choose to connect with colleges are 25% more likely to enroll, and 31% more likely to graduate on time from a four-year college. Those gains are even greater for Black and Hispanic students.

College Board Research

How BigFuture School Works

Students Provide a Mobile Number

During the testing experience for the digital PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and SAT School Day, students 13 and over can provide a mobile number that will only be used to text them BigFuture School mobile app access information and details about in-app score availability.

Students Access BigFuture School Mobile App

Students can view their scores and explore personalized content on the app. And, when they opt in to Connections, they can begin hearing from nonprofit colleges and scholarship/educational organizations. Note: Districts and schools may choose not to provide access to Connections. To opt out a district or school, an authorized representative may complete this opt out form.

More Ways to View Scores

In addition to BigFuture School, students will have other ways to access their scores.

Get PDF Score Reports

Schools will continue to receive PDF score reports for all assessments they administer to share with students.

As always, students can log in to their personal College Board accounts at studentscores.collegeboard.org to get additional insights about their scores, and explore BigFuture and other resources.

Timeline

New features, content, and enhancements will be added to the BigFuture School mobile app on an ongoing basis, based on student and educator feedback.