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