College bound teens may want to take the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) administered by the College Board. The test is given once a year in October. Many students take the PSAT as practice for the SAT college entrance test, and a high PSAT score may qualify your teen for a National Merit Scholarship.
If you choose to have your teen take the PSAT, here are some tips to register:
- Because schools order tests early, you’ll want to make arrangements for registering your teen for the PSAT months in advance by calling a local public or private school the summer prior to the October test date. Most schools are very willing to accommodate homeschooled teens. More details about the PSAT may be found here.
- Using the PSAT state specific homeschool code will ensure your teen’s test score is sent to you as the parent rather than to the school where the test is taken.
If you are an HSLDA member and would like more information on the PSAT, ACT, or SAT, feel free to call or email the HSLDA High School Consultants. We are happy to answer your questions, talk through a timeline of testing for your teen, and provide advice on what tests you may want to consider.