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.
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.
New Test Policies
Starting in 2018-19:
- Schools testing on October 13, the PSAT/NMSQT Saturday date, must return test books.
- Schools testing in February or March for the PSAT 10 must also return 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.
- If your staff and students need these details, choose the Wednesday PSAT/NMSQT dates, or PSAT 10 dates in April.
Look for your access code in the registration announcement mailed to each school's principal in May. Contact us if you're not on our mailing list.
You can also get your code via email using our access code request form. If the information you provide in the form matches our records, we'll send your access code.
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
New Roles for Educators
The PSAT/NMSQT is offered to 10th and 11th graders in the fall. Test day options for 2018:
- Primary test day: Wednesday, October 10
- Saturday test day: October 13
- Alternate test day: Wednesday, October 24
We encourage all schools to test on October 10 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 25–March 29, 2019
- April 1–26, 2019
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 2018-19, the fee for PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 test books is $16 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.
- You can order an additional set of paper reports for $100 per administration. Printed score labels are also $100.
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.