2018 Testing Schedule
- Primary test day: Wednesday, October 10
- Saturday test day: October 13
- Alternate test day: Wednesday, October 24
New Test Policies
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 15 to receive answer sheets and coordinator manuals by September 12.
By June 29
- 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.
- Deadline for schools outside the U.S. to decrease PSAT/NMSQT test-book orders.
- Deadline for schools to order tests using the preadministration option. Participating schools receive answer sheets and coordinator manuals by September 12 (U.S. schools only).
- Deadline for schools to complete SSD testing accommodations requests.
By September 12
- Schools outside the U.S. testing on October 10 and October 13 begin to receive test materials by this date.
- 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.
- Preadministration deliveries arrive no later than this date (U.S. schools only).
- PSAT/NMSQT Student Guides delivered to schools that ordered by June 29.
By October 3
- U.S. schools testing on October 10 and October 13 receive test materials.
By October 5
- Schools outside the U.S. testing on October 24 receive all test materials by this date.
- Primary PSAT/NMSQT test day.
- Deadline to return answer sheets from the October 10 test administration.
- Saturday PSAT/NMSQT test day.
- Deadline to return test books and answer sheets from the October 13 administration.
- U.S. schools testing on October 24 receive all test materials.
- Alternate PSAT/NMSQT test day.
- Deadline to return answer sheets from the October 24 administration.
- Scores available to educators in the score reporting portal.
- Student score release begins. Score availability depends on the state from which students are accessing scores.
Anticipated PSAT/NMSQT Dates
2019 PSAT/NMSQT Dates
|Primary Test Day||October 16, 2019|
|Saturday Test Day||October 19, 2019|
|Alternate Test Day||October 30, 2019|
2020 PSAT/NMSQT 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.