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, October 17, 2020 test day
  • PSAT/NMSQT Tuesday, January 26, 2021
  • 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 don't.

Fees

Schools pay the following fees:

  • PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 test books: $17
  • No charge for unused tests: Schools won't be charged test fees if they're unable to administer SAT School Day, PSAT 8/9, and PSAT/NMSQT from September 2020 to January 2021. We understand the decision to test may not be made until closer to the administration dates. Please adjust your test book volumes the best you can by the ordering deadlines (Tuesday, August 25 for September SAT School Day; Wednesday, September 16 for October tests; December 4 for January PSAT/NMSQT).
  • 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

2020-2021 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 October 2020 administrations: Late November, 2020

January 2021 administration: Mid-March 2021
Deadline to complete invoice information October 2020 administrations: Mid-December, 2020

January 2021 administration: April 2021
Invoices are mailed to schools October 2020 administrations: Late December, 2020

January 2021 administration: May 2021
PSAT 10 Milestones Schools that test Feb. 22-March 26, 2021 Schools that test April 13-April 30, 2021
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 Mid-April, 2021 Late May, 2021
Invoices are mailed to schools Late April–Early May, 2021 Early June, 2021