PSAT 8/9 Dates

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2020-21 Test Dates

  • September 21, 2020–March 26, 2021*
  • April 13–30, 2021

*Orders can't be placed between January 30–February 21, 2021.

Schools and districts can order tests on our test ordering site in early June. Please check this page for more up-to-date information and look for emails when ordering is open.

Schools in the U.S. should order test books no later than four weeks before the week in which they plan to test. Schools outside the U.S. should order test materials no later than five weeks before the week in which they plan to test.

Materials should be returned for scoring once testing is concluded at your school. Scores will be available online about two months after answer sheets are received.

U.S. Schools Can Receive Materials Early

Save time and let students fill out their identifying information before test day. If you're testing during these dates, select the preadministration option on the test ordering site to get your materials early.

 

Select preadministration by: August 12

Get materials by: September 16

Select preadministration by: December 21, 2020

Get materials by: January 18, 2021

Select preadministration by: February 15

Get materials by: March 15

If you miss the preadministration ordering deadline, you can still plan a preadministration session when your materials arrive. See the PSAT 8/9 Coordinator Manual for details.

Week of Test Administration Ordering Deadline (International) Ordering Deadline (U.S.) Test Books Delivered By
Sep 21, 2020 Aug 17, 2020 Aug 24, 2020 Sep 14, 2020
Sep 28, 2020 Aug 24, 2020 Aug 31, 2020 Sep 21, 2020
Oct 5, 2020
Oct 12, 2020
Sep 9, 2020 Sep 16, 2020 Sep 30, 2020
Oct 19, 2020 Sep 14, 2020 Sep 21, 2020 Oct 13, 2020
Oct 26, 2020 Sep 21, 2020 Sep 28, 2020 Oct 19, 2020
Nov 2, 2020 Sep 28, 2020 Oct 5, 2020 Oct 26, 2020
Nov 9, 2020 Oct 5, 2020 Oct 13, 2020 Nov 2, 2020
Nov 16, 2020
Nov 23, 2020
Oct 13, 2020 Oct 19, 2020 Nov 9, 2020
Nov 30, 2020 Oct 26, 2020 Nov 2, 2020 Nov 16, 2020
Dec 7, 2020 Nov 2, 2020 Nov 9, 2020 Nov 30, 2020
Jan 11, 2021
Jan 18, 2021
Jan 25, 2021
Nov 30, 2020 Dec 7, 2020 Jan 4, 2021
Orders can't be placed for these dates: January 30–February 21, 2021.
Feb 22, 2021
Mar 1, 2021
Mar 8, 2021
Mar 15, 2021
Mar 22, 2021
Jan 8, 2021 Jan 29, 2021 Feb 16, 2021
Apr 12, 2021
Apr 19, 2021
Apr 26, 2021
Feb 19, 2021 Feb 26, 2021 Apr 5, 2021

Score Release Dates

For schools testing September 2020 through January 2021:

  • Schools returning materials postmarked by November 2 should expect scores online for educators on November 30 and for students December 7–9.
  • Schools returning materials postmarked on or after November 3 should expect scores online on a weekly basis after the initial release in November.
  • Students should get scores online the week after educator scores are released.

For schools testing February through April 2021:

  • Schools returning materials postmarked by April 26, 2021, should expect scores online by May 17.
  • Schools returning materials postmarked on or after April 27 should expect scores online for educators by June 11.
  • Students should get scores online the week after educator scores are released.