College Board is hosting virtual events for high school students to connect directly with college admissions representatives and take action on the most important steps for college.
What to Expect
BigFuture Day events are four hours long. You can drop in and out of the event at the times that work for your schedule. The College Panels and College Planning sessions will be recorded for future viewing. You need to register in advance to attend the live events and access the recordings.
How to Attend
You can register for any event and more than one.
Who: This event is meant for high school sophomores and juniors, but younger and older students are welcome. We also encourage parents/guardians to join along with their students.
When: Click the events below to learn more about the colleges and states included in that region.
BigFuture Days Northeast
BigFuture Days West + Southwest
BigFuture Days Midwest
Sunday, April 18, 4:00-8:00 PM ET / 1:00-5:00 PT
BigFuture Days Southeast
Thursday, April 29, 5:00-9:00 PM ET / 2:00-6:00 PM PT
Registration is for students only. Parents are encouraged to join alongside their student(s). Educators can register here.
We saw a late surge in student registrations that exceeded our initial capacity. We know many of you were looking forward to this event, but we made this decision to ensure a positive and successful experience for students and colleges.
If you had previously registered for the event, you will receive an email from the College Board with the updated information.
We’re bringing together experts from colleges to engage with you about the college planning topics you’re most interested in. Go beyond college websites, and discover what admissions officers are really looking for in your application. You’ll have opportunities to participate in Q&A sessions in small groups, large groups, and through live sessions as well as chat.
Watch this 1-minute video to learn more about what to expect at BigFuture Days.
BigFuture Days are free for all students and their parents or guardians to attend.
Online registration is required for students to receive access to the BigFuture Day events. If you would like to attend multiple events, you must register in advance for each event.
Yes, educators can find their registration information on the Educator Information page. Note that the registration path for educators is different than that for students.
Yes, we encourage parents/guardians to attend the event alongside their teen.
BigFuture Days will offer informational workshops, panel discussions, and interactive guided sessions on college planning topics. Sessions will run between 30–45 minutes in length.
Yes. You'll have an opportunity to visit individual colleges and hear directly from admissions representatives, ask questions through chat, and download important documents and resources to take with you.
Yes, for some colleges attending this event, saving their college to your list on BigFuture, and visiting a college's booth will be a good indication you're interested.
BigFuture Day events are available on desktop and mobile. However, we suggest you join on a desktop to get the full experience from our sessions and resources.
No application download or plug-in is required to attend a BigFuture Days event.
Student Search Service® is a free service that connects students with approved colleges, scholarships, and educational non-profit organizations. By joining, you'll have the opportunity to hear from colleges and scholarships looking for students like you. Participating organizations pay for this service but there's no cost to you. Students are required to join Student Search Service in order to register for BigFuture Days. For more information about Student Search Service, please visit the Student Search Service page.
When you join Student Search Service as part of your registration for BigFuture Days, we share information that you provide to us on our website or during a College Board assessment. Your information is shared with colleges you interact with during BigFuture Days and organizations participating in Student Search Service. Participating organizations can also search for students using score ranges on the PSAT 10, PSAT/NMSQT®, SAT, and AP assessments, expected graduation date, self-reported GPA, intended college major, geography, and other limited parameters.
College Board doesn't share disability or heath information, social security numbers, self-reported financial information, or phone numbers.