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After Test Day

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

Return Answer Sheets ASAP

It’s critical to return answer sheets and unused materials 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 MeritTM Scholarship Program

Keep the test books students used, and store them until scores are released. Give them to students along with score reports so they can look up questions.

Download the Supervisor’s Manual


PSAT/NMSQT Supervisor’s Manual

Detailed procedures to follow before, during, and after the PSAT/NMSQT administration. Includes the test day script.


2.27 MB

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: $15
  • Unused test books: $4 for each unused test book exceeding 20 percent of the total ordered
  • International shipping surcharge: $4 per test

Calculating Payment

How much schools pay depends on factors including these quantities:

  • Tests ordered
  • Tests used
  • Fee waivers applied

After the College Board receives your school’s answer sheets, you’ll receive an email asking you to sign in to the ordering website to confirm totals and answer a few additional questions. Your answers will be used to calculate your school’s bill.

The site will include full details about how to send in payment, but be sure to include a printed Fee Waiver Roster if your school used PSAT/NMSQT fee waivers.