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Pledge Your #Collegiance

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2020 Winners

Best Videos: $5,000
Finalist Videos: $1,000
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2020 Winners

This year, 22 winners were selected by a panel of professional educators, including film and media professors, based on their aesthetic, creativity, engagement, authenticity, originality, and wow factor.

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 2020 are eligible to win.

2. The basic rules.
Any music, images, or footage included in your video must be original. Make sure you don't use any copyrighted music. You may not use any materials 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

Compare your aid awards.

Received financial aid offers from several different colleges? This tool can help you figure out which one is your best choice. Enter details on up to four colleges' aid packages and costs to get a comparison.

Connect with a mentor to help guide you.

Sign up for free college mentoring through a College Board partner: Strive for College. You’ll be connected with a virtual mentor to help guide you through your college decisions and navigate any unexpected changes.

What to do if you're waitlisted.

If you get waitlisted by one of your top choices, let admission officers know why you're a great fit for their college. If a spot becomes available later on, you may be offered a place. A reminder: many colleges have extended their decision deadline, so make sure you keep track of any updated deadlines.

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.