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1/4/13 10:20 A

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The college board makes it sound harder than it is. I simply called the closest high school (note, NOT the high school my son would attend if he went to public school, the way they bus kids around here makes no sense), and asked about getting my homeschool student registered for the PSAT. The secretary didn't know the answer (I didn't expect her to), but the counselor she transferred me to told me just to go to the campus book store and pay and register, the same thing ANY student there has to do.

The hardest part of the whole thing was getting the counselor to call me back. I left messages for her once a week for three weeks before she returned my call. However, I think part of that was I was calling in Aug (school opens that month) but registration for the PSAT didn't open until Sep. I just didn't want to be late.

Edited by: ROBINE_30 at: 1/4/2013 (10:20)
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1/4/13 10:08 A

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www.collegeboard.com/student/testing
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When i was moving this summer this is what put me off. The idea that individually I would have to approach the local high school principal and gain permission essentially to have my homeschool child take a test in his school. Yet if my child was just attending a different public or private high school I could register for the test and choose to take the test on the date it was given at that facility.... Or maybe i don't remember the psat right? Heck i will go check the homeschool swamp group.

We do have a co-op that I attend, but to be honest most of my interaction is directly with whomever I assist each week. There doesn't seem to be much support outside of the classes offer for the kids and I have wondered if I should send an email inquiring if they would host a mom's night out every 2 weeks so we could get away with kids and discuss things that we are concerned about (I would even offer to host the first one ;-) )

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1/3/13 8:21 P

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Homeschoolers usually take these tests at the local high school. It's no big deal. The PSAT is only given in October, but registration needs to be done in Sept or even Aug. The SAT is usually done in both the fall and spring, so you'd need to keep an eye out for them. I know less about the ACT (it's not usually given out west here so much), but I suspect it works the same.

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1/3/13 5:17 P

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Do you have a coop group in your area? I know one of my coop sets this up, so I've not really looked into it.
If you're not able to find an answer here, there's a lady on the homeschool swamp team that may be able to help you.

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1/3/13 5:11 P

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I feel like a dunce. I sure there is an answer out there and I haven't looked it up yet. But tell me your experiences with high school testing. I mean tests like the PSAT, SAT, and ACT and registering yourchild as a homeschool student. My only experience with such test were years ago when I was in high school. I want to use these tests as my high school level standardized test scores that the state requires.

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