To sign up for the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 just get in touch with a local school.
How to Get Started
Find and contact a local school that’s giving the test you want to take. Go to School Search.
Ask for the Official Student Guide, which includes a free practice test.
Contact the school early. Our advice: Reach out at least four months before the test.
Find Out if You Can Test for Free
You might qualify for a PSAT/NMSQT fee waiver if:
- You are in 11th grade.
- Your family's annual income falls within USDA Income Eligibility Guidelines or you meet other criteria. Learn about fee waiver eligibility.
Ask the counselor at the school where you’ll be taking the test if you qualify to take the PSAT/NMSQT for free.
Fee waivers are not given out for the PSAT 10.
Testing with Accommodations
Students with disabilities must have College Board approval to take the PSAT/NMSQT or the PSAT 10 with accommodations. It can take up to seven weeks, so make your request early.
If you already have College Board approval, let the school know right away so that they have time to order nonstandard test materials if you need them.
What to Bring on Test Day
- Two No. 2 pencils with erasers
- An approved calculator
- Email address (optional)
- Valid government-issued photo ID. If unavailable, students taking the PSAT 10 can use a notarized College Board Student ID Form (.pdf/488.05 KB).
- Your state’s home-school code (listed below)
- Just as important: What not to bring
Score reports will be sent to your home address.
Home-School State Codes
|990999||District of Columbia|
|995499||Puerto Rico & U.S. Territories|
|995599||Outside United States|