PSAT/NMSQT Dates

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2019 Testing Schedule

  • Primary test day: Wednesday, October 16
  • Saturday test day: October 19
  • Alternate test day: Wednesday, October 30

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U.S. Schools Can Receive Materials Early

Save time and let students fill out their identifying information before test day—select the preadministration option on the ordering website by August 14 to receive answer sheets and coordinator manuals by September 13.

2019

By June 28

  • Deadline for early ordering: Schools that order by this date will get the PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide by mid-September.
  • Deadline to request fee waivers: Requests to increase fee waivers received after this date will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

August 2

  • Deadline for schools outside the U.S. to decrease PSAT/NMSQT test-book orders.

August 14

  • Deadline for schools to order tests using the preadministration option. Participating schools receive answer sheets and coordinator manuals by September 13 (U.S. schools only).

August 27

  • Deadline for schools to complete SSD testing accommodations requests.

By September 13

  • Schools outside the U.S. testing on October 16 and October 19 begin to receive test materials by this date.
  • Preadministration deliveries arrive no later than this date (U.S. schools only).

September 19

  • Deadline for schools outside the U.S. to order standard and accommodated PSAT/NMSQT test materials.
  • Deadline for U.S. schools and districts to order, increase, or decrease PSAT/NMSQT test materials.
  • Deadline for U.S. schools to order PSAT/NMSQT accommodated test materials.

Mid-September

  • PSAT/NMSQT Student Guides delivered to schools that ordered by June 28.

By October 4

  • Schools outside the U.S. testing on October 30 receive test materials by this date.

By October 9

  • U.S. schools testing on October 16 and October 19 receive test materials.

By October 23

  • U.S. schools testing on October 30 receive all test materials by this date.

October 17

  • Deadline to return answer sheets from the October 16 test administration.

October 19

  • Saturday PSAT/NMSQT test day.

October 21

  • Deadline to return test books and answer sheets from the October 19 administration.

October 23

  • U.S. schools testing on October 30 receive all test materials.

October 30

  • Alternate PSAT/NMSQT test day.

October 31

  • Deadline to return answer sheets from the October 30 administration.

December 2

  • Scores available to educators online.

December 9–11

  • Student scores are released online. Score availability depends on the state from which students are accessing scores. View the schedule.

Anticipated PSAT/NMSQT Dates

2020 PSAT/NMSQT Dates

2020 PSAT/NMSQT Administration Dates
Primary Test Day October 14, 2020
Saturday Test Day October 17, 2020
Alternate Test Day October 28, 2020
Note: All dates subject to change.