After Test Day

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The test might be over, but test coordinators still have a few to-dos.

Returning Materials

It's critical to return answer sheets to the College Board no later than the next school day after test day. Failing to do so could:

  • Delay scoring
  • Prevent PSAT/NMSQT takers from entering the National Merit™ Scholarship Program

New Test Policies

Starting in 2018-19, schools must also return test books for the following administrations:

  • PSAT/NMSQT Saturday test day
  • PSAT 10 dates in February or March

Learn more about new test policies.

Paying for the Test

Schools order tests and send payments to the College Board; students do not.

Fees

Schools pay these fees:

  • PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 test books: $16
  • Unused test books: $4 for each unused test book exceeding 20 percent of the total ordered
  • International shipping surcharge: $6 per test
  • Extra set of score reports (optional): $100
  • Score labels (optional): $100

Note: All schools receive one paper score report per student and can print additional score reports as well as score labels at no cost.

Calculating Payment

How much schools pay depends on factors including these quantities:

  • Tests ordered
  • Tests used
  • Fee waivers applied

2019 PSAT 10 Invoice Information

Starting in 2018-19, schools will no longer review invoice information immediately after test day. Here are details about the invoice schedules:

Schools returning answer sheets on or before March 29

  • April 8: Schools can sign in to the test ordering site to complete invoice information, including reviewing answer sheet counts, making any grade-level adjustments, and entering billing information.
  • May 3: Deadline to complete invoice information.
  • Late June: Invoices are mailed by this time.

Schools returning answer sheets after March 29

  • About 6–8 weeks after we get your answer sheets: Schools can sign in to the test ordering site to complete invoice information, including reviewing answer sheet counts, making any grade-level adjustments, and entering billing information.
  • June 7: Deadline to complete invoice information.
  • Late June: Invoices are mailed by this time.

Also starting in 2018-19, when schools identify fee waiver–eligible students in PSAT/NMSQT rosters, those students can directly access fee waiver benefits through their College Board accounts.

When students are ready to register for the SAT, they’ll get these benefits and more:

  • 2 free SATs, with or without the essay
  • 6 free SAT Subject Tests
  • Unlimited score reports to send to colleges

Learn more about SAT fee waiver benefits.