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Homeschool Codes for Tests

homeschool codes for tests

Homeschool Codes for Tests


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.

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.

By the way, these numbers are called CEEB codes. A CEEB code is a standardized ID number that is assigned to a high school, college, or university and issued by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). They are mostly used in college entrance exams such as the SAT and ACT, but are also used by the NCAA sports, and sports and academic teams.

 

 

 

Many universities have opted to use CEEB codes on their applications. Because these numbers are such a big deal, to avoid mistakes most applications do not allow manual entry of the codes during online registration. Instead, they rely on a school code search by state, which can sometimes be confusing. That's more than you will ever need to know!

 

 

 

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Please note: This post was originally published in October 2012 and has been revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

 

 
 

Comments 20

Guest - Sharie Wilson on Wednesday, 03 October 2012 09:13

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??

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??
Guest - Lee on Wednesday, 03 October 2012 09:20

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.
Blessings,
Lee

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. Blessings, Lee
Guest - Sharie Wilson on Wednesday, 03 October 2012 09:22

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?

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?
Guest - Sharie Wilson on Wednesday, 03 October 2012 09:30

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!

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!
Guest - Lee on Wednesday, 03 October 2012 09:40

My public school claimed my children's successes as their own:
Public School Jumps in Front of Homeschooler’s Parade!
http://www.thehomescholar.com/blog/public-school-jumps-in-front-of-homeschoolers-parade/60/
That was a frustrating moment in time...
Blessings,
Lee

My public school claimed my children's successes as their own: Public School Jumps in Front of Homeschooler’s Parade! http://www.thehomescholar.com/blog/public-school-jumps-in-front-of-homeschoolers-parade/60/ That was a frustrating moment in time... Blessings, Lee
Guest - Sharie Wilson on Wednesday, 03 October 2012 14:18

Public schools want our kids, our money, and now our successes too?! Thank you for being a shining example of how to do this on our own!

Public schools want our kids, our money, and now our successes too?! Thank you for being a shining example of how to do this on our own!
Guest - Donna on Thursday, 04 October 2012 18:46

Lee,
At one time I thought that you had links for practice SAT's and ACT's. Was I imagining that? I can't seem to find them when I search.
Thanks for your help.

Donna Hollowell

Lee, At one time I thought that you had links for practice SAT's and ACT's. Was I imagining that? I can't seem to find them when I search. Thanks for your help. Donna Hollowell
Guest - Assistant to The HomeScholar on Friday, 05 October 2012 01:47

Hi Donna,

You didn't imagine it! Here are a couple of articles with links to practice tests:

Is the SAT or ACT best for my homeschooler?

The Homeschool Advantage in SAT Tests

Robin
Assistant to The HomeScholar

Hi Donna, You didn't imagine it! Here are a couple of articles with links to practice tests: Is the SAT or ACT best for my homeschooler? The Homeschool Advantage in SAT Tests Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Guest - Donna on Friday, 05 October 2012 09:59

Thanks so much Robin. This is a big help!

Thanks so much Robin. This is a big help!
Guest - Sharon on Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:57

I called a couple weeks ago for our area code (ohio) for the PSAT which my twins will take tomorrow. I was given 993699. I could not find the number so I called again today. I was given 970000. As I was talking with the lady, I happened to find the original paper that I wrote the number on the first time. I explained that I found the number and that it was different. She asked for the number. When I told her she said it was not one of theirs. Ideas of what to do in that situation? I copied and pasted the info above to take with me to the school where we will test tomorrow. I am hoping someone there will know what to do. This isn't the first time I have had conflicting answers from College Board. Thanks for your help.

I called a couple weeks ago for our area code (ohio) for the PSAT which my twins will take tomorrow. I was given 993699. I could not find the number so I called again today. I was given 970000. As I was talking with the lady, I happened to find the original paper that I wrote the number on the first time. I explained that I found the number and that it was different. She asked for the number. When I told her she said it was not one of theirs. Ideas of what to do in that situation? I copied and pasted the info above to take with me to the school where we will test tomorrow. I am hoping someone there will know what to do. This isn't the first time I have had conflicting answers from College Board. Thanks for your help.
Guest - Lee on Tuesday, 16 October 2012 17:14

Dear Sharon,

I believe the number only matters on the day of the test. As long as you have the number correct at the test, you won't have a problem.

I'm sure the person who answered was merely confused. 970000 is the homeschool code for the PSAT. 993699 is the Ohio code for the PSAT. Give them this code: 993699 and say you are a homeschool parent.
Find your code here: http://budurl.com/PSATcode

Blessings,
Lee

Dear Sharon, I believe the number only matters on the day of the test. As long as you have the number correct at the test, you won't have a problem. I'm sure the person who answered was merely confused. 970000 is the homeschool code for the PSAT. 993699 is the Ohio code for the PSAT. Give them this code: 993699 and say you are a homeschool parent. Find your code here: budurl.com/PSATcode Blessings, Lee
Guest - Kim on Tuesday, 16 October 2012 17:27

Sharon - I believe you received the SAT code (970000). We are taking the PSAT in Ohio tomorrow and Lee has the correct code for the PSAT 993699 for OHIO.

Good Luck!
Kim

Sharon - I believe you received the SAT code (970000). We are taking the PSAT in Ohio tomorrow and Lee has the correct code for the PSAT 993699 for OHIO. Good Luck! Kim
Guest - Linda on Sunday, 06 October 2013 20:49

The correct PLAN homeschool code is 979-999

The correct PLAN homeschool code is 979-999
Guest - Lee on Tuesday, 08 October 2013 09:53

Dear Linda,
I contacted the ACT Company, and Misty Henle of ACT Customer Operations confirmed that the Homeschool Code for the PLAN is indeed 999 999.
Blessings,
Lee

Dear Linda, I contacted the ACT Company, and Misty Henle of ACT Customer Operations confirmed that the Homeschool Code for the PLAN is indeed 999 999. Blessings, Lee
Guest - Cheryl on Saturday, 26 September 2015 01:20

What age or class level do kids take the exam? My daughter is 15 years old and in tenth grade. She is already taking courses at a community college.

What age or class level do kids take the exam? My daughter is 15 years old and in tenth grade. She is already taking courses at a community college.
Guest - Assistant to The HomeScholar on Monday, 28 September 2015 14:37

Dear Cheryl,
Lee wrote about the age for the PSAT here: How Early is Too Early for the PSAT?
I hope that helps!
Blessings,
Robin
Assistant to The HomeScholar

Dear Cheryl, Lee wrote about the age for the PSAT here: How Early is Too Early for the PSAT? I hope that helps! Blessings, Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Guest - Stephanie on Sunday, 01 May 2016 13:29

My 10th grade son is signed up to take the ACT Aspire test in a couple weeks. I just saw some info that there are specific codes for homeschool students for the ACT-Plan (which is no longer being used), the ACT and SAT, yet I cannot seem to find any updated info for the Aspire test. Do you know if it's the same code that was used for the ACT-Plan? Or should he just use the local public school's code?

My 10th grade son is signed up to take the ACT Aspire test in a couple weeks. I just saw some info that there are specific codes for homeschool students for the ACT-Plan (which is no longer being used), the ACT and SAT, yet I cannot seem to find any updated info for the Aspire test. Do you know if it's the same code that was used for the ACT-Plan? Or should he just use the local public school's code?
Guest - Lee on Sunday, 01 May 2016 13:35

Stephanie,
The test administrator should know the homeschool code for you. Try to avoid using the public school code if you can - it just makes getting the results a little slower.
Blessings,
Lee

Stephanie, The test administrator should know the homeschool code for you. Try to avoid using the public school code if you can - it just makes getting the results a little slower. Blessings, Lee
Guest - Sheri on Sunday, 05 June 2016 10:44

Hello Lee!
We are filling out a new college app in Texas for a homeschool grad who has been in college in California. They are asking for our homeschool code. To my knowledge, I do not have a code, and have never had a code except the codes for tests. Any ideas?

Hello Lee! We are filling out a new college app in Texas for a homeschool grad who has been in college in California. They are asking for our homeschool code. To my knowledge, I do not have a code, and have never had a code except the codes for tests. Any ideas?
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In applying for the summer institutes I used your model to the best of my ability. I watched the videos enough to have them pretty much set to memory. I plan on putting together a complete comprehensive record ASAP. I want to have available my son’s accomplishments in a neat and presentable package. Without you, our homeschool would not be as organized record keeping and academically, and my... Read More

Real live samples, like the sample Course Description and Grades and Credits Resource sheet, really clarify things and give homeschoolers a starting point in creating their own, which is very helpful! The “Record Keeping” section was very good too. This topic and the way you present it would be extremely useful for parents new to homeschooling high school. I was impressed by your knowledge... Read More

Your homeschool transcripts and records were the best organized and documented I have seen.

Bryan Jones, Admissions Director at SPU

I loved Finding a College.  It was so helpful, so much great information!  You shared many of the concerns that I had about college. I see so many "so called" Christian Colleges/University's that are no different than a secular school.  That concerns me.   I will continue to pray, I know God can always change things, but that was really neat.

I loved the way you compared "finding a college" to finding "the love of your life." That really put a perspective on college hunting that I hadn't thought of before. Your step-by-step outline of the process used to help your sons' find a college is straight-forward and easy to understand. How I wish I'd had this information when I was helping my two oldest daughters find colleges. This... Read More

I just finished going through it and I am amazed at the wealth of information you have provided for homeschool parents and their high schoolers.  As I am in thick of the application and admission process, I can confidently say that you have done your homework very thoroughly, the information you share is right on, and this product is going to save many homeschool parents time, energy and... Read More

I watched Lee's 1 hour Grades, Credits and Transcripts Webinar. While  watching it, all of my fears melted away and I was reminded of why we started homeschooling in the first place! It was the joy of learning, and a blessing from God! She gave me detailed instructions on how to grade our work, give credits, and make transcripts that included high school level work from previous years. Lee has... Read More

I listened to the webinar the other day while working in the kitchen, and I was so encouraged!  I am currently homeschooling the last four of our twelve kids, and have seen "real time" how well our graduates have done both in college and the work force.  Still, it was nice to have the reinforcement of the studies that Dr. Wile presented.I really wish that I had had the information that I've... Read More

Again, just 20 minutes with you and I feel so relieved! This "high school" thing is gonna be alright! Thanks for the list of books. Reading is the love language of both of my boys also. So I truly appreciate this list to give me a foundation. The new school year is starting, and I am introducing folks to you left and right and hope that they jump on board, since your info has been priceless to... Read More

One of the major reasons I'm no longer anxious about homeschooling high school is because I've had the benefit of reading Lee Binz's book "Setting the Records Straight," as well as her many other wonderful resources. Her examples, encouragement, and insights will equip you to translate your homeschooled student's experiences into the language that college admissions officers understand.

I’ve always considered myself a manly kind of dad…but after reading Lee Binz’s book, my fears were confirmed that I’ve been a little afraid of the college scene. Perhaps it’s because of my own college experience or what I see now at colleges, but I wasn’t convinced college is a good thing. Lee helped calm my fears, reassured my inner-dad, and walked me through the whole process.... Read More

During the registration process, one of the representatives stopped me and said, 'Your documents for your son were amazing. We would like to use them as a model for others, as they were really helpful for us and especially for homeschoolers!' Of course, I followed the Comprehensive Record Solution that you provide, and heard about your success with the admission process…. but never expected to... Read More

Lee, you are THE BEST homeschool encourager!!!! You are a tremendous blessing to homeschoolers and I am telling my friends to check out your site and your terrific resources---I wish I told some of them sooner.

Sharon in Connecticut

I spent an entire morning perusing Lee's Gold Club Care materials, and I was thoroughly impressed by breadth and depth of information she provides. As a busy homeschooler, you don't have time to spend hours upon hours conducting research about high school. Take advantage of the work Lee has done for you to prepare how-to videos, provide information on standardized tests and college scholarships,... Read More

It was so great talking with you today! Thank you so much for all of your advice, your time, and your encouragement. I am so excited to know I have someone so knowledgeable that I can go to for help with everything regarding homeschooling high school! The email you just sent my way today is a treasure trove. You really know how to listen and know what to recommend! I have already sent my son to... Read More

As these kids were going through their high school years, my homeschool mentor, Lee Binz, helped me realize that seeing their individuality and capitalizing on this as well as their strengths and passions was the ticket to helping each of them gain entry into their next chapter of life. I am so thankful for the instruction, solid support, and mentorship that the HomeScholar provided to me as I... Read More

Lee Binz deftly guides parents about the dangers that accompany gaming and internet addiction in this valuable book. Follow her advice, end the power struggles with your children and teens over their technology use, and be well on your way to rebuilding harmony in your family life.

Kim McDaniel, Author and Parent Coach

I knew I had to prepare transcripts for college admission, and my son had taken the SAT, but I knew NOTHING about what I should be doing to prepare for college admissions. I decided to purchase the Gold Care Club, learned loads about junior year and homeschooling high school through the Club and Lee's other materials, and was able to prepare a transcript, go to a college fair, visit colleges, and... Read More

Thank you for your educational website. The Total Transcript Solution has been very helpful! In the last month -- since we found your site -- we have been making changes regarding our record keeping etc. Your other articles have also been beneficial in the planning for future courses, CLEPS and SAT preparation, etc. Thank you for the work that you have done in assisting families in their... Read More

Lee is an expert in homeschool transcripts. Many people send me things to review but Lee's stuff really grabbed me. I said 'this is a like minded person. This is woman with the voice of experience and the common sense that so many of us are so desperately looking for in the educational world.' Lee has the expertise of a professional to help with this tricky issue of assigning credits and grades... Read More

Andrew Pudewa, Director of IEW

Lee Binz has hit the nail smack on the head for clearly identifying the impact technology is having on our children, families, and schools, and what to do about it. TechnoLogic demystifies a very complex issue, helping readers to sort out problem areas and identify solutions. TechnoLogic is for everyone who cares about creating better lives for children.

Cris Rowen, Author of

I strongly recommend this book to all homeschooling parents who think that college might be in their child’s future. It not only demystifies the process of college preparation, it will also put you at ease as you help your child make one of the most important decisions of their young life.

Lee understands the struggles that mothers face when they take on the challenge of homeschooling through the high school years. But more than that, she knows how to point moms back to Jesus. Lee is right. Homeschooling is a gift. Your kids may drive you crazy from time to time … and that’s okay. Let the challenges push you closer to Jesus.

Heidi St. John, The Busy Mom

Your book, 'Setting the Record Straight' helped me compose my own unique transcript and course description document. Mine did not look like any of the examples in your book, but as you encouraged in your book, I found my very own style.

My daughter was not only accepted to the one and only school she applied, but she was offered the highest scholarship they award and invited to join their... Read More

You have taken an enormous amount of information and put it into bite-sized pieces so that the homeschooling parent can learn the information and process without becoming overwhelmed and frustrated–that goes for beginner homeschool high school parents and those of us who have been at it awhile. And you speak in the videos like a girlfriend who is going through all the same stuff with me! I... Read More

I thought I would also take this chance to thank you for your assistance with my daughter’s transcript and course descriptions. The information that I learned in your book, seminars, and talking with you personally gave me the confidence and knowledge to create a solid presentation of records. My daughter received multiple scholarship offers. She turned down a full tuition scholarship at one... Read More

I’d like to thank Lee for helping me gain the confidence I needed to start teaching high school this year. Instead of timidly requesting information from various sources I simply devoured everything I could find on her web site and spoke to her several times as part of a Gold Care Club membership. I cannot stress enough how empowering it is to have this important information up front! I am not... Read More

I've been doing a happy dance all day and I just had to pass the excitement along to you! Late last night I took the plunge and submitted my first ever high school transcript accompanied by 13 course descriptions to our state college after applying for dual enrollment for my upcoming junior. I used your template "Academic Record by Subject" from the Total Transcript Solution package and I... Read More

I'm just a grateful mom who wouldn't do without Lee's continued valuable help at this point in my homeschool career! I still have two in high school so I have a ways to go and I still depend on her wisdom and wonderful resources for those of us who are homeschooling through high school. Lee's input enabled me to prepare a "Comprehensive High School Record" for my son which allowed me to present... Read More

Good news from the Philippines! Our son was accepted at his first-choice school. We are so very grateful for all of the material you made available to us, Lee. How helpful the videos were! I listened to them over and over. Because of your help and advice, I was able to make a wonderful transcript, a beautiful extra-curricular activity sheet, stunning recommendations and prepped for the college... Read More

THANK YOU. My daughter applied online to the university of her first choice. She had to send in a copy of her transcript. We sent that in, but in addition and thanks to your guidance we also sent in a cover letter followed by her Comprehensive Record. Your assistance via the phone was invaluable and was a great confidence booster as we embarked on this journey. Thanks again!

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