Homeschooled and Away Students

Students in the U.S. who are homeschooled, or who plan to take the PSAT 10 at a school they don't normally attend, are considered away students. They won't automatically be included in the registration file the school completes and will need to reach out to participating schools or district offices at least four weeks before the testing window begins to be included.

Use the in-school assessment search tool to find schools that are offering in-school tests. Students will need to connect with staff at participating schools to help ensure they're included in the school's list of registered test takers.

Away students will need to provide the following information to register:

  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Name/Attending Institution (AI) Code for the school you normally attend (if you're homeschooled, you'll only need to share that you're homeschooled)
  • Gender
  • Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) number if you're approved to test with accommodations

Note for educators: Schools and districts registering away students to test at their school should follow these instructions when entering the AI Code for the school the student attends or if the student is homeschooled.

On test day, away students, along with all other testing students, will receive their Bluebook™ sign in information from the participating school. Before testing begins, students will review and are required to agree to the testing rules.


Since away students won't be part of the readiness activities the school will lead with their students, they can access free College Board practice by downloading the Bluebook app on an available computer to familiarize themselves with Bluebook and practice resources.


Away students must confirm with the participating school whether a testing device will be provided for them on test day by the institution, or if the school allows guests to bring their own devices to connect to the local network.

Getting Scores

Away students in the U.S. may get scores delivered through BigFuture® School, a new mobile app that delivers PSAT 10 scores right to a student's mobile phone. When taking the PSAT 10, away students will have an opportunity to share their mobile phone number with College Board for the purpose of accessing the BigFuture School app. After completing the test, College Board will text the student a link to download the BigFuture School app. College Board will also send text messages about scores, and text a code to sign in to the app. College Board won’t use the phone number for any other reason.

In addition to the app, scores are reported to students' schools, and away students can ask the school they normally attend to print their score report. As always, homeschooled and away students age 13 and older may use a personal College Board student account to view additional insights online.

Under 13 Away Students

Away students under the age of 13 should contact College Board Customer Service to request their score reports after testing.