PSAT/NMSQT Dates

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2018 Testing Schedule

  • Primary test day: Wednesday, October 10
  • Saturday test day: October 13
  • Alternate test day: Wednesday, October 24

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

2018

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.

August 3

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

August 15

  • 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).

August 21

  • 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.

September 12

  • 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).

Mid-September

  • 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.

October 11

  • Deadline to return answer sheets from the October 10 test administration.

October 13

  • Saturday PSAT/NMSQT test day.

October 15

  • Deadline to return test books and answer sheets from the October 13 administration.

October 17

  • U.S. schools testing on October 24 receive all test materials.

October 24

  • Alternate PSAT/NMSQT test day.

October 25

  • Deadline to return answer sheets from the October 24 administration.

December 3

  • Scores available to educators in the score reporting portal.

December 10

  • Online score reports available to students.

Anticipated PSAT/NMSQT Dates

2019 PSAT/NMSQT Dates

2019 PSAT/NMSQT Administration Dates
Primary Test Day October 16, 2019
Saturday Test Day October 19, 2019
Alternate Test Day October 30, 2019

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.