PSAT/NMSQT Dates

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2017 Testing Schedule

  • Regular test day: Wednesday, October 11
  • Saturday test day: October 14
  • Alternate test day: Wednesday, October 25

U.S. Schools Can Receive Materials Early

Save time and let students fill out their identifying information before test day—select the pre-administration option on the test ordering website by August 16 to receive answer sheets and supervisor manuals by September 13. Test booklets will arrive according to the standard test delivery timeline for your testing period.

2017

June 30

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

August 4

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

August 16

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

August 22

  • Deadline for schools to complete SSD testing accommodations requests.

September 1

  • Deadline for U.S. schools and districts to reduce PSAT/NMSQT test-book orders.

September 13

  • Schools outside the U.S. testing on October 11 and October 14 receive materials by this date.
  • Pre-administration deliveries (U.S. schools only) arrive no later than this date.

September 15

  • Deadline for schools outside the U.S. to order PSAT/NMSQT test books and to increase test-book orders.

September 22

  • Deadline for U.S. schools and districts to order PSAT/NMSQT test books and increase test-book orders (9 p.m. ET).
  • Deadline for U.S schools to order PSAT/NMSQT nonstandard test formats.

October 4

  • U.S. schools testing on October 11 and October 14 receive materials by this date.
  • Schools outside the U.S. testing on October 25 receive all test materials by this date.
Important:

October 11

  • Regular Wednesday PSAT/NMSQT test day.

October 12

  • Deadline to return answer sheets from the October 11 administration.

October 14

  • Saturday PSAT/NMSQT test day.

October 16

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

October 18

  • U.S. schools testing on October 25 receive test materials by this date.

October 25

  • Alternate Wednesday PSAT/NMSQT test day.

October 26

  • Deadline to return answer sheets from the October 25 administration.