The test might be over, but test coordinators still have a few to-dos.
For certain test administrations, you must return test books to receive scores. Please see "New Test Policies" below for more details.
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
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
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.
Paying for the Test
Schools order tests and send payments to the College Board; students do not.
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.
How much schools pay depends on factors including these quantities:
- Tests ordered
- Tests used
- Fee waivers applied
PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 Invoice Information
|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 24, 2020|
|Invoices are mailed to schools||Mid-February, 2020|
|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|