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Home-Schooled Students

Home-schooled students can make arrangements to take the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or PSAT 8/9 at a local high school that administers the test to its students.

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School Search

Go to School Search to find schools in your area that are administering the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or PSAT 8/9.

Contact a School

Home-schooled students can contact a school’s principal or counselor to make arrangements for taking the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9. They should do so well in advance of the test dates, preferably at least four months before. The principal or counselor can provide students with a paper copy of the Official Student Guide to the test, which (except for the PSAT 8/9 student guide) includes a full practice test.

PSAT/NMSQT Fee Waivers

Schools request PSAT/NMSQT fee waivers on behalf of 11th-grade students who need them. Juniors enrolled in or eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) qualify. Alternative eligibility criteria are also available. Home-schooled students who think they might be eligible should speak to the counselor at the school where they’ll be taking the test.

No fee waivers are available for the PSAT 10 or PSAT 8/9.

Testing with Accommodations

With the exception of PSAT 8/9 takers, students must have College Board approval to use nonstandard test materials.

Home-schooled students who have been approved for testing accommodations on the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10, or are planning to request accommodations in time for one of these assessments, should notify the school where they will be testing to allow for timely ordering of appropriate materials. Keep in mind that it can take seven weeks to get approval, so students should start the process early.

Learn more about accommodations. 

Test Day

On test day, home-schooled students need to bring a current and valid school- or government-issued photo ID. Find out what else to bring on test day.

When they complete the personal information on their answer sheet, home-schooled students need to enter their state's home-school code instead of a school code. See a list of codes for home-schooled students; test center supervisors can also provide the appropriate code.

Score Reports

The score reports of home-schooled students will be mailed directly to their home address.

Home-School State Codes for the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10

PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 Codes for Home-Schooled Students

Code

Location
990199 Alabama
990299 Alaska
990399 Arizona
990499 Arkansas
990599 California
990699 Colorado
990799 Connecticut
990899 Delaware
990999 District of Columbia
991099 Florida
991199 Georgia
991299 Hawaii
991399 Idaho
991499 Illinois
991599 Indiana
991699 Iowa
991799 Kansas
991899 Kentucky
991999 Louisiana
992099 Maine
992199 Maryland
992299 Massachusetts
992399 Michigan
992499 Minnesota
992599 Mississippi
992699 Missouri
992799 Montana
992899 Nebraska
992999 Nevada
993099 New Hampshire
993199 New Jersey
993299 New Mexico
993399 New York
993499 North Carolina
993599 North Dakota
993699 Ohio
993799 Oklahoma
993899 Oregon
993999 Pennsylvania
994099 Rhode Island
994199 South Carolina
994299 South Dakota
994399 Tennessee
994499 Texas
994599 Utah
994699 Vermont
994799 Virginia
994899 Washington
994999 West Virginia
995099 Wisconsin
995199 Wyoming
995499 Puerto Rico & U.S. Territories
995599 Outside United States