Schools and districts order all PSAT-related assessments on our ordering website. The easy-to-use tool walks users through a streamlined ordering process and provides up-to-date statuses for all orders on a single dashboard.
Schools and districts must officially order PSAT 8/9 test materials to get score reports after testing. Ordering reflects that your school has been approved for testing, that we have your correct mailing and contact information, and that your school has the correct materials to fairly administer tests.
Borrowing and lending is allowed for some test administrations, but schools using only borrowed materials won't get score reports.
Test Schedule Changes
Starting in 2018-19:
- Schools will no longer choose PSAT 8/9 dates from "fall" and "spring" test periods.
- Schools choose dates from two distinct new periods. Testing still runs from September through April.
U.S. Schools: You Can Receive Materials Early
If you want to receive test materials early so students can fill out their identifying information before test day, choose our preadministration option on the test ordering site. For deadlines, go to PSAT 8/9 Dates.
Look for your access code in the registration announcement mailed to each school's principal in May. Contact us if you're not on our mailing list.
You can also get your code via email using our access code request form. If the information you provide in the form matches our records, we'll send your access code.
Schools also need a College Board code to order the PSAT 8/9. Look up your school code.
When you sign in, you'll be able to:
- Order standard test books
- Order accommodated test formats (for students with disabilities)
- Request additional coordinator manuals
- Order score labels and extra score reports (optional)
New Roles for Educators
2018-19 Test Dates
Schools and districts choose a date to offer the PSAT 8/9. Testing is available during:
- September 24, 2018–March 29, 2019*
- April 1–26, 2019
*Orders can't be placed for these dates: January 28–February 22, 2019.
Parents and Students
Students sign up for the PSAT 8/9 at school.
Fees are paid by schools. The cost to a student may be different if the school covers all or part of the cost. Students should check with their school to find out their test fees.
The 2018-19 fee for PSAT 8/9 test books is $11 each.
Extra Score Reports and Labels
- You'll receive one free paper score report per student and can print score reports and labels through the score reporting portal.
- You can order an additional set of paper reports for $100 per administration. Printed score labels are also $100.
Test Formats for Students with Disabilities
After consulting with the SSD coordinator, test coordinators order nonstandard test formats for students who need them.
Students do not need to have College Board approval to use nonstandard test materials when they take the PSAT 8/9. Note that students who use accommodations to take the PSAT 8/9 will be required to apply for College Board approval to use accommodations when they take other College Board assessments, including, but not limited to, the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and AP Exams.
The following formats can be ordered online:
- MP3 files
- Reader's script
Districts can sign in to the ordering website to choose test dates and order standard test materials for their schools. The site supports communications between districts and their schools, automatically notifying schools when districts place orders, providing an easy way for schools to request order changes from their districts, and enabling districts to send bulk emails to their schools.