Using CEEB codes to reach high schools

While you aren't required to share student achievements with the influencers at their high schools, we always recommend doing so. Keeping high schools informed about all the great things their former students are doing at your college generates positive attention for your institution. Merit uses CEEB codes to connect colleges and universities with the influencers of college-bound students.

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About CEEB codes

A College Entrance Examination Board or CEEB code, is a six-digit standardized ID number that is assigned to every accredited high school. 

Collecting CEEB codes

Most colleges collect the CEEB codes of their students' high schools, when they apply. When you request a list of students, in the form of a spreadsheet, from the Registrar's office, ask them to include a column with students' CEEB codes. 

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College ACT codes

Every US college has a four-digit college ACT code. These codes can be used interchangeably with high school CEEB codes. When creating a spreadsheet of students, you can use a college code instead of (or in addition to) a high school CEEB code. Merit will automatically turn any 4-digit code into a 6-digit code. 

Using these ACT codes will help ensure that the community colleges that you're tied to all appear in the Network section inside your account. 

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Students with multiple CEEB/ACT codes

If a student went to more than one high school, college, or community college, just enter those additional CEEB codes into that student's high school CEEB column, and separate them by commas. 

Adding CEEB codes to Merit

Map the CEEB codes in your spreadsheet when you get to the Tell us about your spreadsheet section of the Merit achievement workflow. 


Save yourself some time, add all of your students' CEEB codes to Merit, in one shot, by using the " Import Students" feature. This will permanently affiliate students with their high schools, and you'll have the option to notify them each time you send an achievement. Here's more information about what high schools receive from Merit.


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