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My College QuickStart

Free personalized planning tool

When your students take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), they're taking a big step toward life beyond high school. How can you help them look past their scores toward their future? How can you help them assess their skills, understand their academic needs, and make sense of their interests?

My College QuickStart is an online college and career planning tool available free of charge to all students who take the PSAT/NMSQT. It is powered by their responses to the test and provides personalized information that helps them take their next steps toward college:

  • My Online Score Report—an interactive score report that allows students to review each test question, their answers, and the correct answers with answer explanations
  • My SAT Study Plan—a customized SAT study plan based on students' PSAT/NMSQT test performance, with hundreds of practice questions to help students improve their skills
  • My Personality—a detailed personality test that helps students learn about themselves and discover majors and careers that fit their strengths and interests
  • My Major & Career Matches—extensive information about majors and careers, including insights about what to expect and what courses to take now
  • My College Matches—a starter list of colleges based on students' home state and indicated major
  • My AP Potential—allows students to get a head start on college coursework by identifying AP courses they are likely to be successful in based on their PSAT/NMSQT scores

Students can access their accounts starting in December when paper score reports are received. To sign in, students need:

  • The access code printed on their PSAT/NMSQT score report
  • A College Board student account (Students who do not already have a College Board account will be prompted to create one. It typically takes less than two minutes to create a free account.)

My College QuickStart Resources

Several resources are available to help educators implement My College QuickStart in the classroom as well as to encourage student use at home.

Resources include:

  • Access to an online demo
  • Lesson plans to lead students through specific sections of My College QuickStart
  • Guided exercises for students on how to set up their accounts and connect with or without an access code
  • Implementation guide for educators that includes best practices
  • Resources for communicating to parents

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Several My College QuickStart resources are available for educators.

  • Lesson plans
  • Guided exercises for students on how to set up their accounts
  • Implementation guide for educators that includes best practices
  • Resources for communicating to parents

My College QuickStart Demo

Explore My College QuickStart and see what your students can do.

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