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How do you find a college CEEB code?

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Find a college CEEB code by entering the college's state, city and name into the College Board's code search tool. The tool is free to use and does not require an account or personal information. The tool also provides codes for countries, college majors, high schools, testing centers and scholarships.

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The College Board creates and issues CEEB codes to participating institutions. The College Board also maintains the extensive CEEB code database and makes it available to educational institutions. "CEEB" is an acronym for College Entrance Examination Board, the College Board's original name.

Colleges and universities use CEEB codes as a clear way of identifying educational institutions. While many schools have similar names, the CEEB code is a four- or six-digit number unique to each participating educational institution. Many colleges and universities require CEEB codes to ensure students send their standardized test scores, transcripts and other information to the right place.

CEEB codes are also known as SAT codes, due to the fact that the College Board uses the codes to send educational institutions their students' scores on this widely used college admissions test. ACT Incorporated, the College Board's primary competitor, maintains its own ACT code system for reporting scores on its own standardized tests. However, many more high schools, colleges and universities use CEEB codes than ACT codes.

Your college may have multiple codes for each of its affiliated schools and programs. For example, Yale University has two CEEB codes: one for the whole university and another just for the school of management pre-MBA leadership program. When in doubt, call your school's admissions office, or visit your college's admissions website.

Virginia Tech publishes its CEEB code on its website, under Admissions. Your college may do the same. Your college or state school system also may feature a CEEB or SAT code search tool on its website. If your college or state school system does not, try using this function at the website of another college or school system that does, such as SUNY.edu or WNE.edu.

The State University of New York and Western New England University are examples of colleges that provide free search tools to locate CEEB codes for colleges within the 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

At SUNY.edu, you may search by your college's name and the city or state of its location. WNE.edu CEEB code search tool is located under Admissions. The link opens a separate page, and you may search by state and city.

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