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 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

New Test Policies

Starting in 2019-20, schools must also return test books for the following administrations:

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

Learn more about new 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 these quantities:

  • Tests ordered
  • Tests used
  • Fee waivers applied

PN/P10 Invoice Information

2019 PSAT/NMSQT Invoice Timeline for Schools
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 December 2, 2019
Deadline to complete invoice information January 10, 2020
Invoices are mailed to schools Mid-January, 2020
2020 PSAT 10 Invoice Timeline for Schools
Milestones Dates for schools returning answer sheets on or before March 27, 2020 Dates for schools returning answer sheets after March 27
Invoice process begins: Sign in to the test ordering site to review answer sheet counts, make grade-level adjustments, enter billing information, and more April 6 6–8 weeks after we receive your answer sheets
Deadline to complete invoice information May 8 June 5
Invoices are mailed to schools Mid-May Mid-June