Registering with the College Board

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  • What do divorced parents with joint custody do about the account with College Board? Not talking about financial aid application (not there yet! student is a junior), just the account for PSAT/SAT/AP registration. It permits only one mailing address (really, no way to enter a second address, so strange).  So, my teen has entered her dad's physical mailing address, and I am signed up to get CC'd on email from College Board, which seems to be just her scores.  One strange thing:  I have not received a single piece of college mail at my address; colleges don't know my address exists and has a HS junior living at it. Colleges still send around all sorts of glossy brochures, right?  Don't colleges want me to get those as well? Or at least see them when they mail them to the teen at my address?  Has anyone figured out some trick to get a second address entered with College Board, or some other way to let colleges know about the teen at your address? So many kids out there in shared custody situations, but I can't find any information on this. Thanks for any advice!

    These days everything happens on line - the test registration, the scores, the college applications and decisions - there's very little physical mail and most emails just go to your kid. If I am remembering correctly (my youngest is a college sophomore) they log in to get the scores.

    The brochures all come to my house, and I file them in the recycling container.  They're just advertisements.  And none of the schools we might actually go to (state schools) have sent us literature.  Harvard, Chicago, yes, they have sent literature.  Chicago has sent about a dozen pieces, big and small.  I read some schools **in part** send out these pieces of mail in order to get many applications, so that they have a low admission rate, and look more selective---a rather unkind thing to do.  I guess, really I'm suggesting you relax about these brochures.  Ask your daughter to bring the mail to your house.  But if she doesn't want to, then accept that it is her decision.  Our child is going with the community college option, and everything will be fine.