Introducing BigFuture School
BigFuture® School is a new mobile app designed to spark students' interest in planning for the future. Available to students who take certain College Board assessments during the school day, it provides college and career guidance the moment they get their scores.
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:
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.
K–12 Reporting: Early Look at Data
App usage reports are available in the K–12 reporting portal (expanded reports are coming in spring 2024). These reports provide an initial look at:
BigFuture School Access and Usage
See the percentage of eligible students at your school who have used the app to review their score or access college and career guidance.
Connections Opt Ins and Usage
See the percentage of students who opted in, and those who might be missing out on messages from nonprofit colleges and scholarship organizations.
Student Specific Data
Navigate to the roster report in the reporting portal to find student specific data about their activity in the app.
Don't Miss Out on Second Semester Guidance
If your students took the PSAT/NMSQT in fall 2023 and have access to the BigFuture School mobile app, remind them to check back in for:
Accessing BigFuture School
When students 13 and over in the United States take the digital PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and SAT School Day, they'll have the option to share their mobile number to access the mobile app.
After testing, they’ll be texted a link to download the app, a code they can use to log in, and an alert when scores are ready.
Their phone number won't be shared or used for any other reason.
Ready to Explore
Once students are on the mobile app, they can check their scores, start to receive messages on colleges and careers, and manage their opt in to Connections.
More Ways to View Scores
In addition to BigFuture School, students will have other ways to access their scores.
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.
New features, content, and enhancements will be added to the BigFuture School mobile app on an ongoing basis, based on student and educator feedback.
BigFuture School available to all U.S. PSAT/NMSQT test takers 13 and over.
Educators receive reporting about students' engagement with BigFuture School.
BigFuture School available to SAT School Day and PSAT 10 test takers 13 and over.
Scores for SAT School Day and PSAT 10 available in BigFuture School.