Schools and districts order all PSAT-related assessments on our ordering website. The easy-to-use tool walks users through a streamlined ordering process and provides up-to-date statuses for all orders on a single dashboard.
Test Policy Reminders
The policies below have been in effect since 2019-20:
- The minimum distance between seats for PSAT-related assessments is 3 feet (instead of 4).
- Schools testing on October 17, the PSAT/NMSQT Saturday date, must return test books.
- Schools giving the PSAT 10 must return all used and unused test books.
- Delays in returning test books will lead to your scores being put on hold.
- For schools returning test books, your staff and students can't review the test questions and answer explanations after test day. Educators can access hundreds of PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 test questions using the SAT Suite Question Bank, a robust resource to support classroom instruction.
- PSAT 10 test takers can use Official SAT Practice to prepare for the SAT. They'll get thousands of interactive questions with instant feedback, video lessons that explain problems step by step, eight full-length practice tests, and more.
- For students using accommodations, MP3 audio will be delivered in a streaming app.
Schools and districts must officially order PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 test materials to get score reports after testing. Ordering reflects that your school has been approved for testing, that we have your correct mailing and contact information, and that your school has the correct materials to fairly administer tests.
Borrowing and lending is allowed for some test administrations, but schools using only borrowed materials won't get score reports.
Your access code to the test ordering site will be emailed to your test coordinator in early June 2020. Contact us if you need help with your access code.
When you sign in, you'll be able to:
- Order standard test books
- Order accommodated test formats (for students with disabilities)
- Request additional coordinator manuals and student guides
- Request PSAT/NMSQT fee waivers for 11th graders
The PSAT/NMSQT is offered to 10th and 11th graders in the fall. Test day options for 2020:
- Primary test day: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
- Saturday test day: October 17, 2020
- Alternate test day: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
We encourage all schools to test on October 14 if possible. Doing so provides schools and districts with the most robust data and reports and helps simplify logistics for schools giving multiple assessments or testing multiple grades on the same day.
Schools typically choose the alternate test date to accommodate religious holidays and school breaks. If your school arranges to test on the alternate date but is unable to at the last minute (due to a snow day, for example), there is no opportunity to test at a later time.
If your school's participation was arranged by your state or district, check with them to see if any test date restrictions apply.
To see deadlines for SSD requests and more, go to PSAT/NMSQT Dates.
Parents and Students
Students sign up for the PSAT/NMSQT and the PSAT 10 at school.
Schools and districts choose a date to offer the PSAT 10. Testing is available during:
- February 22–March 26, 2021
- April 13-30, 2021
To see deadlines for SSD requests and more, go to PSAT 10 Dates.
Fees are paid by schools. The cost to a student may be different if the student is in 11th grade and qualifies for a fee waiver or if the school covers all or part of the cost. Students should check with their school to find out their test fees.
In 2020-21, the fee for PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 test books is $17 each.
Extra Score Reports and Labels
You'll receive one free paper score report per student and can print score reports and labels through the roster report in the K-12 score reporting portal.
Test Formats for Students with Disabilities
After consulting with the SSD coordinator, test coordinators order accommodated test formats for students who need them.
Students must have College Board approval to use accommodated test materials when they take the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, SAT, and AP Exams.
The following formats can be ordered online:
- Large print
- MP3 files
- Reader's script
Districts can sign in to the test ordering website to choose test dates and order standard test materials for their schools. The site supports communications between districts and their schools, automatically notifying schools when districts place orders. This provides an easy way for schools to request order changes from their districts and enables districts to send bulk emails to their schools.