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Pledge Your #Collegiance

This contest has ended.
The 2019 #Collegiance winners have been contacted.

How to Pledge

Method #1 - Upload


Announce your college decision with a creative video—less than 60 seconds—on Instagram. Make sure your account is public.

Method #2 - #Submit


Enter to win by tagging your video #Collegiance and #CollegeBoardContest—and posting it between March 15 and May 15, by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). Make sure you only submit one video in your feed.

Method #3 - Win


10 winners will be selected based on each submission's aesthetic, creativity, engagement, authenticity, originality, and wow factor.


The 10 highest-rated videos will win cash prizes from $1,000–$6,000.

1 Best Video (Grand Prize):


1 Runner-up Video:


8 Finalist Videos:

$1,000 each

The Basics of Collegiance

1. Who can pledge?
Only current high school seniors in the U.S. who will be attending college or university—including community college, vocational-technical, and career colleges—in 2019 are eligible to win.

2. The basic rules.
Any music, images, or footage included in your video must be original. You may not use any materials published by a third party that might infringe on third-party rights. We will only consider one video submission that is uploaded to a public Instagram account, per student. Any other form of submissions, such as a carousel or YouTube link will not be considered.

3. Be cool.
Your video must be suitable for public viewing—it must not contain any pornography, nudity, or sexually explicit imagery; obscene, hateful, demeaning, offensive, or abusive imagery or language; harassing, disparaging, or defamatory content; or any other type of indecent content that portrays or encourages illegal activity.

Advice on Making Your Decision

You got accepted—now what?

You've received several college admission offers. Now comes the hard part: Which one do you choose? Find out how to make the best decision for you.

What to do if you're waitlisted.

Being waitlisted can make you feel like your college dreams are on hold. Here's how you can take charge and increase your chances of getting in.

No acceptance letters? You still have options.

Don't panic if you haven't received acceptance letters yet. Find out what steps you can take to get into a college that's right for you.

You made your college choice: What's next?

You have an exciting time ahead. Make sure you're prepared to make the most of it. Use this checklist to ensure a smooth transition to freshman year.

Off-to-college checklist.

What will you need as you start your new life on campus? Use this checklist as you shop and pack.

Are You an Educator?

Download our Pledge Kit for ways to celebrate Collegiance at your school.