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CollegeEd is the College Board's free, standards-based college planning and career exploration program for middle and high school students. The CollegeEd program builds on the College Board's more than 100 years of experience in guiding students on the path to college. It provides lessons and activities designed to help students develop the skills to meet their goals in life.CollegeEd topics are organized around three consistent themes: "Who Am I?", "Where Am I Going?" and "How Do I Get There?" Lessons are written by experienced counselors and AP teachers.CollegeEd offers flexible options for teaching, implementation and family involvement. The program consists of three levels, each with its own student workbook and accompanying educator guide.

CollegeEd is now free

As part of our efforts to promote college readiness to all students—including the essential areas of study skills, self-monitoring and college knowledge—the College Board is now making the CollegeEd program available to all, for free, through BigFuture™. CollegeEd materials are provided as PDF files. They can be downloaded and used online or printed out by districts, schools and families for noncommercial, educational purposes.

Why use CollegeEd?

The rigorous program can help your district or school develop and maintain a culture of high expectations. More than 850,000 students in all 50 states and the District of Columbia have participated in CollegeEd.

Schools and districts across the country have used CollegeEd to reach a wide range of goals:

  • A large urban district created a system-wide college-going culture for all students.
  • A suburban district introduced middle school students to an organization and time-management program.
  • A large public university engaged middle school students in an afterschool program with an emphasis on college awareness.
  • An urban middle and high school provided students with academic road maps and portfolios they could use when applying to college.
  • An urban district created a pathway for students to communicate with parents, teachers and other students about their aspirations.
  • A suburban district helped students begin to identify personality traits, academic abilities and possible work environments.

CollegeEd includes self- and career-exploration activities

Through a unique collaboration with Roadtrip Nation, CollegeEd provides students an opportunity to explore their aspirations and set long-term goals to get them on the path to higher education and a successful career.

Roadtrip Nation is devoted to helping students define their own roads by looking beyond the "noise" in their lives and discovering their passions. With an extensive library of video interviews featuring individuals who have achieved success in a broad range of fields, inspires students to plan their futures and focus on the steps needed to reach their goals.CollegeEd® is the College Board's college planning and career exploration program for middle and high school students. The program is designed to help students in grades 7-12 develop their capacity to succeed in college and in life. The recently revised CollegeEd Program is a rigorous, flexible and standards-aligned curriculum, consisting of three levels, each with its own student workbooks and corresponding educator guide.

To learn more and access CollegeEd, please visit the Educator Resource Center on BigFuture:

Customized Entry Pages


  • CollegeEd Program
  • Phone: 866-368-6775

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