About Your Data

Your privacy matters. Learn about the data shared through Student Search Service.

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By opting in to Student Search Service®, you’re allowing the College Board to share information with colleges and universities that you provide on the student data questionnaire and on our website, BigFuture™. These institutions use this data to send you information about their institution. Please note that we never share the following:

  • Disability status
  • Self-reported parental income
  • Social security number
  • Phone numbers
  • Actual test scores
The data you provide that colleges can access differs by exam and is summarized below:

Criteria

PSAT/NMSQT & PSAT 10

SAT

AP

Geography:

  • International Region
  • Country
  • State
  • County
  • Zip

 Data made available.

 Data made available.

 Data made available.

Major

 Data made available.

 Data made available.

 

GPA

 Data made available.

 Data made available.

 

Gender

 Data made available.

 Data made available.

 Data made available.

Rank

 

 Data made available.

 

Ethnicity

 Data made available.

 Data made available.

 Data made available.

Educational Aspirations

 

 Data made available.

 

Financial Aid

 

 Data made available.

 

Sports

 

 Data made available.

 

College Living Preferences

 

 Data made available.

 

ROTC

 

 Data made available.

 

Desired College Characteristics:

  • College Type
  • College Control
  • College Size
  • College Setting
  • College Location
  • College Student Body
  • Religious Club/Activity

 

 Data made available.

 

High School Course/Activities:

  • Art & Music
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences/History
  • Foreign Languages
  • Activities

 

 Data made available.

 

Honors

 

 Data made available.

 

High School Sports

 

 Data made available.

 

Email Address

 Data made available.

 Data made available.

 

If you prepare a college list on BigFuture, we may share that list, or part of the list, with participating, eligible organizations. Colleges will not know whether you have applied to, or plan to apply to, any college on your list. It is simply an indicator for colleges that you are interested in their programs or services. Colleges will only receive your list if your name and other information appears on their Student Search Service results while looking to find students like you.

If at any time you change your mind and want to stop participating, you can opt out here or by calling 866-825-8051. Please note that any eligible participating organizations that have already received your name and other data may continue to send you information, but your information will not be included going forward from the time you opt out.