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.


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