PSAT/NMSQT Dates

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2017 Testing Schedule

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

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We're making ordering and remittance changes to better serve you and your students.

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 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 preadministration 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.
  • Preadministration 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, increase test-book orders, and order optional score labels and additional score reports.

September 22

  • Deadline for U.S. schools and districts to order PSAT/NMSQT test books, increase test-book orders, and order optional score labels and additional score reports (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

  • Primary Wednesday PSAT/NMSQT test day.

October 12

  • Deadline to return answer sheets from the October 11 administration.
  • Begin remittance process if testing is complete, your school doesn’t use fee waivers, and no grade-level adjustments are needed.

October 14

  • Saturday PSAT/NMSQT test day.

October 16

  • Deadline to return answer sheets from the October 14 administration.
  • Begin remittance process if testing is complete, your school doesn’t use fee waivers, and no grade-level adjustments are needed.

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.
  • Begin remittance process if testing is complete, your school doesn’t use fee waivers, and no grade-level adjustments are needed.

December

  • Begin remittance process if your school uses fee waivers or needs to make grade-level adjustments.

December 4

  •  Scores available to educators in the score reporting portal.

December 11-13

  • Online score reports available to students.

2018

January 12

  • Deadline for identifying fee waiver–eligible students and making grade-level adjustments.

Late January

  • Final invoices are sent to schools.

Anticipated PSAT/NMSQT Dates

2018 PSAT/NMSQT Dates

2018 PSAT/NMSQT Administration Dates
Primary Test Day October 10, 2018
Saturday Test Day October 13, 2018
Alternate Test Day October 24, 2018

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.