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When homeschool students take college admission tests, they usually need to provide homeschool codes. Here are homeschool codes for tests all in one place for you:
SAT Homeschool Code is 970000
ACT Homeschool Code is 969999
PSAT For the PSAT, homeschoolers are compared with other students within their state, not compared against the nation. There is no homeschool code for this test. When they are asked the question, "Are you taking this test at the school you regularly attend?" simply have your child fill in the bubble that says, "No, I am homeschooled." There is no longer a homeschool code that you will need to input. I spoke to the College Board® about this, and they pointed me to the PSAT-NMSQT Coordinators Manual. See the section called "Completing Initial Answer Sheet Information".
SAT Subject Tests Homeschool Code is 970-000.
PLAN (the pre-ACT test) Homeschool Code is 999-999
AP Test Homeschool Codes are provided by the test coordinator: "Homeschooled students will use the state homeschool code provided by the Coordinator on the day of the exam." See AP Exams for Homeschool Students. You may want to call the test administrator in advance, and tell them your homeschooled student is coming in for testing so they have the code ready.
Here is the good news - the test proctors will know the homeschool code! Don't panic if you forget to write it down, because generally someone in charge can tell you what it is, or they will know how to find the information. Even so, it can put your mind at ease to have these homeschool codes handy!
It helps to use the homeschool code. Then the testing company will contact you directly with test results, instead of sending it to the high school and rely on them to give you the test results. For that reason, you may receive the scores weeks sooner when you use the homeschool code.
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FANTASTIC!! Thank you so much. And what great timing! I was just thinking of emailing the counselor today to find out how we were going to get the scores. I hated the thought of relying on her (and the public school) for that!
I guess my question is more specifically, when/how do I make sure she enters the homeschool code? Now during the registration process or on the morning of the test?
Excellent question! Actually, it's the child that enters the homeschool code. Key concept: tell your child there is a homeschool code, and when you drop them off make sure the child AND the test administrator know what the code is and where to put it.
We signed our son up to take the PSAT on Oct 17 at the local high school. Should I make sure the counselor enters this homeschool code instead of the high school code??
Have you ever wished there was a free workshop called "How to Homeschool High School Without Going Bonkers"? Well, there is, and you are cordially invited to this free class!
Anyone can take an AP test, even if they have not taken an AP course. The tests are really hard, really long, and the student needs to be prepared.