Getting a College Board School Code
The first step in participating with any of the College Board's programs such as the SAT®, Advanced Placement® Program (AP®), the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), and others is to establish a College Board School Code.
A College Board School Code allows your school to receive reporting from the College Board and from other educational organizations, such as the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and the Common Application.
Having a code also enables your students to beaffiliated with your schoolwhen they apply to higher education institutions and scholarship programs around the globe. Universities in more than 60 countries utilize College Board programs and services in their admission and enrollment management process.The College Board's School Code systemhelps to supportan effective enrollment management process at many universities.
Having a code:
- Makes it easier for your students to register for the SAT
- Allows you to receive useful reports including:
- The Counselor Registration Report
- A copy of each student’s SAT score report
- Mid-year and end-of-year rosters
- An annual profile of students who graduated and took the SAT
Types of Codes
Allows your school toparticipate in AP courses and receive your students' SAT and PSAT/NMSQT scores. Schools with Level 1 College Board School Codes also are able to receive publications and communications from all College Board programs.
Allows your school to administer the PSAT/NMSQT and AP Exams, as well as apply to become an SAT test center. Schools with Level II College Board School Codes will also have access to online score reporting and instructional planning from the AP Program.
To be eligible to apply for a College Board School Code, a school must:
- be accredited by a recognized international accrediting agency or by a governmental authority that oversees educational institutions regionally or nationally within the institution's host country;
- enroll students full-time in a course of study that leads to a secondary school diploma that is issued by the institution;
- currently enrolls at least 10 students in grades 9 through 12 and instruction currently reaches at least the 10th grade.