PSAT/NMSQT Dates

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2020 Testing Schedule

  • Primary test day: Wednesday, October 14
  • Saturday test day: October 17
  • Alternate test day: Wednesday, October 28

Schools and districts can order tests on our test ordering site in early June. Please check this page for more up-to-date information and look for emails when ordering is open.

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 12 to receive answer sheets and coordinator manuals by September 16.

2020

August 5

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

August 12

  • Deadline for schools to order tests using the preadministration option. Participating schools receive answer sheets and coordinator manuals by September 16 (U.S. schools only).

August 25

  • Deadline for schools to complete SSD testing accommodations requests.

By September 16

  • Schools outside the U.S. testing on October 14 and October 17 begin to receive test materials by this date.
  • Preadministration deliveries arrive no later than this date (U.S. schools only).

September 16

  • Deadline for schools outside the U.S. to order or increase 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.

By October 2

  • Schools outside the U.S. testing on October 28 receive test materials by this date.

By October 7

  • U.S. schools testing on October 14 and October 17 receive test materials.

By October 21

  • U.S. schools testing on October 28 receive all test materials by this date.

October 15

  • Deadline to return answer sheets from the October 14 test administration.

October 17

  • Saturday PSAT/NMSQT test day.

October 19

  • Deadline to return test books and answer sheets from the October 17 administration.

October 21

  • U.S. schools testing on October 28 receive all test materials.

October 28

  • Alternate PSAT/NMSQT test day.

October 29

  • Deadline to return answer sheets from the October 28 administration.

Early December

  • Scores available to educators online.

Mid-December

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

Anticipated PSAT/NMSQT Dates

2021 PSAT/NMSQT Dates

2021 PSAT/NMSQT Administration Dates
Primary Test Day October 13, 2021
Saturday Test Day October 16, 2021
Alternate Test Day October 27, 2021
Note: All dates subject to change.