HSLDA
October 23, 2007

PSAT Homeschool Codes

Over this week and next many school districts will be hosting the PSAT. This test is an important component of the National Merit Scholarship Program.

We have received reports that sometimes school districts do not provide the “Homeschool Code.” Consequently, homeschoolers end up using the public school code and their results become part of the public school total.

HSLDA encourages all homeschooled students who are taking this test to use the “Homeschool Code” for their state. The information is provided here:

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

ACT: 969-999 SAT: 970000

We hope to receive a better picture of homeschool results on the PSAT if every homeschooler is fairly counted.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Note: While using the “Homeschool Code” helps the NMSP administratively, it does not mean that if you use the public school code your results will be lost. NMSP follows up with all students who make the grade and will discover your true status as a homeschooler.