Schools and districts order all PSAT-related assessments on our ordering website. The easy-to-use tool walks users through a streamlined ordering process and provides up-to-date statuses for all orders on a single dashboard.
New Test Policies
Starting in 2019-20:
- We're changing seating requirements across PSAT-related assessments (minimum distance will be 3 feet instead of 4).
- Schools testing on October 19, the PSAT/NMSQT Saturday date, must return test books.
- Schools giving the PSAT 10 must return all used and unused test books.
- If you’re required to return test books, your staff and students can’t review question-level details, including test questions and answer explanations, after test day. Students can still link their results to Khan Academy.
- For students using accommodations, MP3 audio will be delivered in a streaming app.
Schools and districts must officially order PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 test materials to get score reports after testing. Ordering reflects that your school has been approved for testing, that we have your correct mailing and contact information, and that your school has the correct materials to fairly administer tests.
Borrowing and lending is allowed for some test administrations, but schools using only borrowed materials won't get score reports.
Look for your access code in the registration announcement mailed to each school's principal in mid-May. Contact us if you're not on our mailing list.
When you sign in, you'll be able to:
- Order standard test books
- Order accommodated test formats (for students with disabilities)
- Request additional coordinator manuals and student guides
- Order score labels and extra score reports (optional)
- Request PSAT/NMSQT fee waivers for 11th graders
The PSAT/NMSQT is offered to 10th and 11th graders in the fall. Test day options for 2019:
- Primary test day: Wednesday, October 16
- Saturday test day: October 19
- Alternate test day: Wednesday, October 30
We encourage all schools to test on October 16 if possible. Doing so provides schools and districts with the most robust data and reports and helps simplify logistics for schools giving multiple assessments or testing multiple grades on the same day.
Schools typically choose the alternate test date to accommodate religious holidays and school breaks. If your school arranges to test on the alternate date but is unable to at the last minute (due to a snow day, for example), there is no opportunity to test at a later time.
If your school's participation was arranged by your state or district, check with them to see if any test date restrictions apply.
To see deadlines for SSD requests and more, go to PSAT/NMSQT Dates.
Parents and Students
Students sign up for the PSAT/NMSQT and the PSAT 10 at school.
Schools and districts choose a date to offer the PSAT 10. Testing is available during:
- February 24–March 27, 2020
- April 14-30, 2020
To see deadlines for SSD requests and more, go to PSAT 10 Dates.
Fees are paid by schools. The cost to a student may be different if the student is in 11th grade and qualifies for a fee waiver or if the school covers all or part of the cost. Students should check with their school to find out their test fees.
In 2019-20, the fee for PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 test books is $17 each.
Extra Score Reports and Labels
- You'll receive one free paper score report per student and can print score reports and labels through the score reporting portal.
- Schools can no longer order an additional set of paper reports and printed score labels.
Test Formats for Students with Disabilities
After consulting with the SSD coordinator, test coordinators order nonstandard test formats for students who need them.
Students must have College Board approval to use nonstandard test materials when they take the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, SAT, and AP Exams.
The following formats can be ordered online:
- MP3 files
- Reader's script
Districts can sign in to the test ordering website to choose test dates and order standard test materials for their schools. The site supports communications between districts and their schools, automatically notifying schools when districts place orders. This provides an easy way for schools to request order changes from their districts and enables districts to send bulk emails to their schools.