After Test Day

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The test might be over, but test coordinators still have a few to-dos.

Returning Materials

It's critical to return all answer sheets to the College Board no later than the next school day after test day. Failing to do so could:

  • Delay scoring
  • Prevent PSAT/NMSQT takers from entering the National Merit™ Scholarship Program

Test Policies

Schools must return test books for the following administrations:

  • PSAT/NMSQT Saturday test day
  • All PSAT 10 dates

Delays in returning test books will lead to your scores being put on hold, pending further investigation. Please consult your coordinator manual for detailed instructions on return shipments.

Learn more about our current test policies.

Paying for the Test

Schools order tests and send payments to the College Board; students do not.

Fees

Schools pay these fees:

  • PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 test books: $17
  • Unused test books: $4 for each unused test book exceeding 20 percent of the total ordered
  • International shipping surcharge: $8 per test

Note: All schools receive one paper score report per student and can print additional score reports as well as score labels at no cost in the score reporting portal.

Calculating Payment

How much schools pay depends on factors, including quantities of the following:

  • Tests ordered
  • Tests used
  • Fee waivers applied

PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 Invoice Information

2020 PSAT/NMSQT Milestones Timeframe
Invoice process begins: Sign in to the test ordering site to review answer sheet counts, make grade-level adjustments, enter billing information, and more November 30, 2020
Deadline to complete invoice information Early January 2021
Invoices are mailed to schools Late January 2021
PSAT 10 Milestones Schools that test Feb. 22-March 26 Schools that test April 13-April 30
Invoice process begins: Sign in to the test ordering site to review answer sheet counts, make grade-level adjustments, enter billing information, and more Early April 2021 Mid-May 2021
Deadline to complete invoice information Early May 2021 Mid-June 2021
Invoices are mailed to schools Mid-May 2021 Late June 2021