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Homeschool Codes for the SAT, ACT, and PSAT

Q. What are the school codes that high school homeschoolers should use for the SAT, ACT, and PSAT? Why do homeschoolers have an identifying code?

A. Because of the increased number of homeschooled students applying to colleges and universities, the College Board developed universal codes for homeschoolers who take college admissions exams.

Using the specific homeschool code provides two advantages:

  1. The scores of the homeschooled student are sent directly to the student’s home address rather than to the public school, resulting in more privacy.
  2. By using the homeschool code, the test results will NOT be calculated with the average scores of the local high school.

The following codes are the same for homeschoolers in all states:

SAT Homeschool Code: 970000
ACT Homeschool Code: 969-999

The PSAT code varies by state. See all state codes here.

Virginia PSAT Homeschool Code: 994799

View more information about test dates and registration.

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4 Responses
  1. Laura
  2. Yvonne

    You are correct! While the code is right for Virginia, other states have a different numeric code for the PSAT. I have changed the PSAT information.

  3. carolyn

    My daughter is registering for the SAT tests. She is homeschooled. When we entered the code of 970000 it displayed that she was schooled at Home but the adress was New York State. Is this okay? thank you.

  4. Blog

    Carolyn,
    Yes, this is okay. According to the College Board, the homeschool code (970000) brings up the address of the corporate headquarters of the College Board in New York, New York. It does not relate to your student’s home address or state. The College Board recommends you proceed with the on-line registration.
    Regards,
    Yvonne

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