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The following topics address the most common questions about MyRoad. If you don't find the information you're looking for here, please contact us.

What is the connection between collegeboard.com and MyRoad?
What are MyRoad's technical requirements?
How do I enable cookies?
What are the different sections of MyRoad?

How do I create an account if I took the PSAT/NMSQT® this school year?
How do I create a student account if my school has purchased MyRoad?
How do I change my password and other account information?
What should I do if I've forgotten my password?
Is MyRoad training available?
Contact us

What is the connection between collegeboard.com and MyRoad?

MyRoad and collegeboard.com are linked sites; therefore, information can be shared between them. For example, students who use MyRoad can access the college interest information that they have created on MyRoad through collegeboard.com. This benefit makes it easier for students to reference their MyRoad college lists while using collegeboard.com to register online for the SAT®.

Students can use their MyRoad user name and password to sign in to collegeboard.com from its homepage. On collegeboard.com students can:

  • Register for the SAT
  • Get and send SAT scores
  • Apply online to colleges
  • Complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE®

  

What are MyRoad's technical requirements?

Browser
To access MyRoad, use Internet Explorer 5.0 or later; Netscape 6.2.3 or later; or AOL Version 6.0 or later for either Windows or Macintosh. MyRoad is not compatible with WebTV browsers. Download the latest version of Internet Explorer and Netscape by following these links:

Or go to http://www.aol.com to sign up for AOL.

Screen Resolution
MyRoad is best viewed using a screen resolution of 800x600. However, the site can also be viewed with a screen resolution of 640x480.

Modem Speed
The minimum modem speed recommended is 56K.

Network Implementation
Because MyRoad uses java server pages, network caching must be disabled. See your school's network administrator if network caching is enabled.

  

How do I enable cookies?

Internet cookies are small pieces of data stored on your browser to help secure Web sites identify you on future visits. Cookies must be enabled on your computer for MyRoad to work.

To enable cookies on Internet Explorer 6.0, follow these instructions:

  1. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
  2. Select Privacy.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. Check the Override automatic cookie handling check box.
  5. Under First Party Cookies, select Accept.
  6. Under Third Party Cookies, select Accept. (Note: If you do not wish to automatically accept cookies, select Prompt instead of Accept. You will then be prompted every time a Web site tries to send you a cookie.)
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click OK.

To enable cookies on Netscape 7.0, follow these instructions:

  1. On the Edit menu, click Preferences.
  2. Under Category, click Privacy & Security in the left window.
  3. Click Cookies in the expanded menu.
  4. Select the Enable all cookies option button. (Note: If you do not wish to automatically accept cookies, check the Ask me before storing a cookie check box.)
  5. Click OK.

  

What are the different sections of MyRoad?

There are six sections on MyRoad.

Insights
Insights features interviews with dynamic leaders in a variety of careers as well as articles about standout college programs and hot topics central to college majors. There's also a resource library filled with advice on making the most of high school, college, and beyond. Finally, Insights is the place where a diverse group of dynamic high school and college students share their thoughts in interviews, editorials, and journals.

I.D. Me
I.D. Me includes two sets of assessments:

  • QuickStart Majors and QuickStart Careers are short questionnaires that ask students about their interests and generate lists of suggested majors and careers.
  • ORA Personality Profiler® is a research-validated tool that provides students with a description of their personality types as well as lists of majors and careers recommended for their types. There are two versions, one for students in middle school and one for students in high school and college. Students have the option of pausing, saving, and then returning to complete the ORA Personality Profiler at a later date. Once complete, the description of their type is displayed automatically.

Students may take these assessments as many times as they wish. You'll find helpful articles about the ORA Personality Profiler in the right sidebar.

Explore Majors
Explore Majors presents in-depth information on college majors. Each link on the Explore Majors main page takes students to an article that includes an overview; topic pages that delve into core courses, issues, areas of concentration, or programs of study; information about academic requirements for associate's, bachelor's, and graduate degrees; a unique Career Spiderweb; and first-hand perspectives from students pursuing degrees in the field. Once students have read about a major, they have the opportunity to add it to My Plan. That major will then appear as part of the My Majors list in the left sidebar.

Find a College
Find a College features four search tools to help students learn about more than 3,500 two-year and four-year colleges and universities:

College QuickFinder is the fastest way for students to find the college of their choice. To get the most accurate result, be as specific as possible, using the college's full name and avoiding abbreviations and nicknames.

Advanced Search helps students find colleges that match their preferences. Just answer questions about everything from majors to test scores to application deadlines.

  • To look for schools within a specific state or states, go to the Location page and click on "more detail: show states" at the bottom of the screen.
  • If a search does not return any results, try expanding your search by unchecking some of the boxes.

LikeFinder finds colleges that are similar to one another by matching specific characteristics such as region, campus setting, and tuition. If there are not enough results, try expanding the search by unchecking some of the boxes.

Side-by-Side Comparison is a great way for students to compare the characteristics of two or three colleges at a glance.

Each college description also provides a direct link to the college's home page.

Research Careers
In Research Careers, occupations are grouped into careers and organized by industry. Each link on the Research Careers main page takes students to an article that includes an overview; information about work environments and economic outlook; first-hand perspectives from professionals in the field; and separate pages on each occupation with job descriptions, educational requirements, compensation information, and more. Once students have read about a career, they have the opportunity to add it to My Plan. That career will then appear as part of the My Careers list in the left sidebar.

My Plan
Each MyRoad student has an electronic portfolio called My Plan. Here students can store all of the personal information they collect during the college and career exploration process as well as the college application process. Only the student can access the information in My Plan, but it can also be shared with counselors in a printed copy or email. School counselors can use information about students' major, college, and career interests to provide guidance and help students connect to opportunities.

(Students whose schools began using MyRoad before 2005 can opt to give their school counselor direct access to My Plan.)

  

How do I create an account if I took the PSAT/NMSQT® this school year?

If you took the PSAT/NMSQT this school year, you can set up a free MyRoad account. Here’s how (you’ll need your PSAT/NMSQT score report):

  1. From the MyRoad home page, click Sign Up Today.
  2. Under PSAT/NMSQT Test Takers, click Go.
  3. Sign in to collegeboard.com if you’re already a member. If not, create a collegeboard.com account.
  4. Enter your last name and the 10-character access code printed on your PSAT/NMSQT score report. Click Submit.
  5. Follow the instructions on the remaining pages to create a MyRoad account.

  

How do I create a student account if my school has purchased MyRoad?

If your school subscribes to MyRoad, you will need your school's code (either the CEEB code or a six-digit MyRoad code) in order to create a new account. Once your school counselor has given you the code, follow these instructions:

  1. From the MyRoad home page, click Sign Up Today.
  2. Under School Programs, enter the code.
  3. Click Go.

  

How do I change my password and other account information?

To change your password, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to the MyRoad home page and sign in.
  2. Click on My Account (located at the bottom of the page).
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and enter the requested information.

  

What should I do if I've forgotten my password?
  1. Go to the MyRoad home page and click Forgot Password? (located immediately below the sign in box in the upper right corner).
  2. Enter your email address.
  3. MyRoad will email your user name and password to you.

If you don't have access to your email, call us at 1-888-331-8300.

  

Is MyRoad training available?

MyRoad training is available for school counselors, career specialists, teachers, and administrators. For information on MyRoad training or to register for training, email myroadtraining@collegeboard.com or phone 1-888-331-8300.

  

Contact Us

General Information:
Email: myroadinfo@collegeboard.com
Phone: 1-888-331-8300

Technical Support:
Email: myroadsupport@collegeboard.com
Phone: 1-888-331-8300

Training:
Email: myroadtraining@collegeboard.com
Phone: 1-888-331-8300

  

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