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 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 16, 2021 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 (not students) order tests and send payments to College Board.

Fees

Schools pay the following fees:

  • PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 test books: $18
  • International shipping surcharge: $8 per test
  • Schools participating in a PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 contract aren't charged test fees for contracted grades or unused test fees

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

2021-2022 PSAT/NMSQT Milestones October 2021 administrations
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 18, 2021
Deadline to complete invoice information December 10, 2021
Invoices are mailed to schools Mid-December, 2021
PSAT 10 Milestones Schools that test Feb. 21-March 25, 2022 Schools that test April 13-April 29, 2022
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 4, 2022 May 9, 2022
Deadline to complete invoice information April 15, 2022 May 20, 2022
Invoices are mailed to schools Mid-April, 2022 Late May, 2022