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We're providing optional, free online AP classes and a new at-home testing option so you have the opportunity to earn college credit and placement.

Opt in to the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program, which guides you through the college planning process with a chance to earn up to $40,000 for college along the way.

The first step in the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program is the $500 Build Your College List Scholarship. All you need to do is add six colleges to your list to earn an entry to the monthly drawing. 

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We know that coronavirus has created new and unexpected challenges as you explore colleges, understand your financial aid options, and get ready to apply in the fall; so we’re here to help you stay on track as you plan for life after high school—all from the comfort of your couch. 

We’ll continue to update this page with resources and guidance as we work with school counselors, colleges, and other College Board members to make sure you have what you need to keep planning for college during this time.  

We’re here for you. And above all, stay safe.

Class of 2021: Being stuck at home doesn’t mean being stuck in planning for college.

Thinking about life after high school can be daunting at any time, but especially now. The good news is that there are simple things you can do at your own pace to help you stay on track for college. Keep up with your college planning with these six activities that you can do at home.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) walks you through how financial aid works, resources to pay for college, and loan repayment options.  

Use this tool from Roadtrip Nation® and the College Board to get personalized career planning advice based on your PSAT/NMSQT or SAT scores and look up data on in-demand careers along with salary estimates for jobs in your city and state. 

Practice a little each day to build your skills to get ready for the SAT. The more you practice, the better you’ll feel when it’s time to test. When you practice for six or more hours, you can also qualify for a $1,000 Opportunity Scholarship.   

Support for AP Students Affected by School Closures

Continue working toward college credit and placement with free, live AP review lessons, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. 

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We’ll continue to update and add resources as they become available. 

Understand the Impact on Colleges' Test Optional Policies

Be sure to read each college's policy carefully so you understand what you need to do to qualify for admission, scholarships, and financial aid, etc.  

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Double-Check Important Dates and Deadlines

Use this tool to help you find college updates on AP course plans and standardized test scores.

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Attend a Virtual College Fair by StriveScan

Register for Zoom webinars with more than 450 colleges and universities to hear from admissions officers and gain important college knowledge.  

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3 Ways to Plan for College and Earn Scholarships from Home 

At home from any device, you can still get ready for college and even turn your efforts into scholarships.

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