Students who are homeschooled or plan to take the PSAT 10 at a school they do not normally attend, are considered "away students." They will not automatically be included in the registration file the school completes and will need to reach out to participating schools 4 weeks before the testing window which begins March 4, 2024, 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 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/AI Code for the school you normally attend (if you're homeschooled, you'll only need to share that you're homeschooled)
- Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) number if you're approved to test with accommodations
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 will not 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 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.
Away students may get scores delivered through BigFuture® School, a new mobile app that delivers PSAT 10 scores right to a student's mobile phone. Students will also get customized career information and guidance about planning and paying for college. When taking the PSAT 10, most away students will have an opportunity to share their mobile phone number with College Board. 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 their attending school to print their score report. As always, away students can also sign in to their personal College Board account at studentscores.collegeboard.org to get additional insights about scores and explore BigFuture.
Under 13 Away Students
Away students under the age of 13 should contact College Board Customer Service to request their score reports after testing.