Friday, October 3, 2014

Text Messaging College News Courtesy of the College Board

Text Messaging College News Courtesy of the College Board
Text messaging campaigns to provide students with personalized college and financial aid information have been used in school districts and communities across the country and have consistently led to improved college enrollment rates. We are confident our students will benefit from these reminders as well.

With the PSAT/NMSQT administration just around the corner October 15, here’s what we will do and will ask you to do in order to offer your students the chance to participate:

Before test day
§  Our counselors will receive a package with instructions and yellow sign-up forms that will explain the purpose of the text messaging campaign and ask students if they would like to provide their cell phone number and consent to receive text messages from the College Board (
§  The forms and the accompanying instructions for administration in advance of test day will be reviewed and also reviewed with the proctor(s) and assistant(s).
§  The materials will be with our school’s PSAT/NMSQT materials.
On test day
§  Please make sure you follow the instructions provided by the counselor on the form.

§  For you to be on the text alert messages, you must return the completed sign-up forms in the envelope provided using the same box in which you will return your school’s PSAT/NMSQT materials.

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