Schools and districts order the PSAT/NMSQT, the PSAT 10, and the PSAT 8/9 — all parts of the SAT Suite of Assessments — on our new Test 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.
Ordering Is Now Open
Sign in to our new Test Ordering website.
Look for your access code in the registration announcement mailed to each school’s test coordinator in April. Contact us if you’re not on our mailing list.
New: District Ordering
Districts can use Test Ordering to choose test dates and order standard test materials for their schools. The site will support 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. Get more information for districts.
Parents and Students
Students sign up for the PSAT/NMSQT, the PSAT 10, and the PSAT 8/9 at school.
The PSAT/NMSQT is offered to 10th- and 11th-graders in the fall. To see deadlines for early ordering, fee waiver requests, changes to test-book orders, and more, go to PSAT/NMSQT Dates.
PSAT/NMSQT Test Dates
The recommended PSAT/NMSQT test date is Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015. The alternate test date is Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. Find out why there’s no Saturday option in 2015 — and why it’s returning in 2016.
We encourage all schools to test on Oct. 14 if possible. Doing so provides schools and districts with the most robust data and reports and helps simplify logistics for schools giving multiple assessments or testing multiple grades on the same day.
Schools typically choose the alternate test date to accommodate religious holidays and school breaks. If your school arranges to test on the alternate date but is unable to at the last minute (due to a snow day, for example), there is no opportunity for a makeup.
If your school’s participation was arranged by your state or district, check with them to see if any test date restrictions apply.
Fees are paid by schools. The cost to a student may be different if the student is in 11th grade and qualifies for a fee waiver or if the school covers all or part of the cost. Students should check with their school to find out their test fees. In 2015, the fee for PSAT/NMSQT test books is $15 each. See more information on fees.
The PSAT 10 covers the same content areas as the PSAT/NMSQT but can be offered to 10th-grade students in the spring. To see deadlines for changes to test-book orders and more, go to PSAT 10 Dates.
PSAT 10 Test Dates
Schools and districts can choose a PSAT 10 test date between Feb. 22 and March 4, 2016.
PSAT 10 Fees
These 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. In 2016, the fee for PSAT 10 test books is $15 each. See more information on fees.
Test Formats for Students with Disabilities
After consulting with the SSD Coordinator, test coordinators order nonstandard test formats for students who need them. With the exception of PSAT 8/9 takers, students must have College Board approval to use nonstandard test materials.
Please note that students using nonstandard test formats to take the PSAT 8/9 will still require College Board approval to use nonstandard test formats when they take other College Board assessments, including the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and AP Exams.
The following formats can be ordered online:
- MP3 files
- Reader's script
Learn more about students with disabilities and the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10.