PSAT 8/9 Dates

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Multiple Testing Windows in Two Seasons

2016–17

  • Spring: February 21 to April 14, 2017

2017–18

  • Fall: September 25, 2017 to January 26, 2018
  • Spring: February 26 to April 27, 2018

Spring 2017 Testing Dates

Spring testing for PSAT 8/9 is available from February 21 through April 14, 2017.

New: U.S. Schools Can Receive Spring Materials Early

Save time and let students fill out their identifying information before test day—select the pre-administration option on the ordering website by December 23 (for February and March testing) to receive answer sheets and supervisor’s manuals by January 20, 2017. For April testing, order by February 17 to receive materials by March 17. Test booklets will arrive according to the standard test delivery timeline for your testing period.

Timeline

December 23, 2016

  • Deadline for schools to order tests using the pre-administration option for February and March testing. Participating schools receive answer sheets and supervisor's manuals by January 20, 2017 (U.S. schools only).

January 11, 2017

  • Schools outside the U.S. receive test materials for February and March testing (orders received to date).

January 13

  • Deadline for schools outside the U.S. to order test materials for February and March.

January 27

  • Deadline for U.S. schools to order test materials for February and March.

February 8

  • Test materials arrive for schools testing in February and March.

February 17

  • Deadline for schools to order tests using the pre-administration option for April testing. Participating schools receive answer sheets and supervisor's manuals by March 17, 2017 (U.S. schools only).

February 21

  • Spring testing opens.

February 24

  • Deadline for schools outside the U.S. to order test materials for April.

March 3

  • Deadline for U.S. schools to order test materials for April.

March 27

  • Test materials arrive for schools testing in April.

April 14

  • Spring testing ends.

Fall 2017 Testing Dates

Fall testing for PSAT 8/9 is available from September 25, 2017 through January 26, 2018. Schools in the U.S. should order test books no later than four weeks before the week in which they plan to test. Schools outside the U.S. should order test materials no later than five weeks before the week in which they plan to test.

Materials should be returned for scoring once testing is concluded at your school. Scores will be available online about two months after answer sheets are received.

U.S. Schools Can Receive Fall Materials Early

Save time and let students fill out their identifying information before test day—select the pre-administration option on the test ordering site by August 16 to receive answer sheets and supervisor manuals by September 13. Test booklets will arrive according to the standard test delivery timeline for your testing period.

If you miss the pre-administration ordering deadline, you can still plan a pre-administration session when your materials arrive. See the PSAT 8/9 Supervisor Manual for details.

Week of Test Administration Ordering Deadline (International) Ordering Deadline (U.S.) Test Books Delivered By
Sep 25, 2017 Aug 21, 2017 Aug 28, 2017 Sep 18, 2017
Oct 2, 2017 Aug 28, 2017 Sep 5, 2017 Sep 25, 2017
Oct 9, 2017 Sep 13, 2017 Sep 22, 2017 Oct 4, 2017
Oct 16, 2017 Sep 13, 2017 Sep 22, 2017 Oct 4, 2017
Oct 23, 2017 Sep 18, 2017 Sep 25, 2017 Oct 16, 2017
Oct 30, 2017 Sep 25, 2017 Oct 2, 2017 Oct 23, 2017
Nov 6, 2017 Oct 2, 2017 Oct 10, 2017 Oct 30, 2017
Nov 13, 2017 Oct 6, 2017 Oct 16, 2017 Nov 6, 2017
Nov 27, 2017 Oct 16, 2017 Oct 23, 2017 Nov 13, 2017
Dec 4, 2017 Oct 30, 2017 Nov 6, 2017 Nov 27, 2017
Dec 11, 2017 Nov 6, 2017 Nov 13, 2017 Dec 4, 2017
Jan 8, 2018 Dec 4, 2017 Dec 11, 2017 Jan 2, 2018
Jan 15, 2018 Dec 4, 2017 Dec 11, 2017 Jan 8, 2018
Jan 22, 2018 Dec 4, 2017 Dec 11, 2017

Jan 16, 2018

Please note: To avoid delivery delays due to holidays, some test administration weeks have the same ordering deadline.