2019 Testing Schedule
- Primary test day: Wednesday, October 16
- Saturday test day: October 19
- Alternate test day: Wednesday, October 30
New Test Policies
U.S. Schools Can Receive Materials Early
Save time and let students fill out their identifying information before test day—select the preadministration option on the ordering website by August 14 to receive answer sheets and coordinator manuals by September 13.
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By June 28
- Deadline for early ordering: Schools that order by this date will get the PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide by mid-September.
- Deadline to request fee waivers: Requests to increase fee waivers received after this date will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Deadline for schools outside the U.S. to decrease PSAT/NMSQT test-book orders.
- Deadline for schools to order tests using the preadministration option. Participating schools receive answer sheets and coordinator manuals by September 13 (U.S. schools only).
- Deadline for schools to complete SSD testing accommodations requests.
By September 13
- Schools outside the U.S. testing on October 16 and October 19 begin to receive test materials by this date.
- Preadministration deliveries arrive no later than this date (U.S. schools only).
- Deadline for schools outside the U.S. to order standard and accommodated PSAT/NMSQT test materials.
- Deadline for U.S. schools and districts to order, increase, or decrease PSAT/NMSQT test materials.
- Deadline for U.S. schools to order PSAT/NMSQT accommodated test materials.
- PSAT/NMSQT Student Guides delivered to schools that ordered by June 28.
By October 4
- U.S. schools testing on October 30 receive test materials by this date.
By October 9
- U.S. schools testing on October 16 and October 19 receive test materials.
By October 23
- U.S. schools testing on October 30 receive all test materials by this date.
- Primary PSAT/NMSQT test day.
- Deadline to return answer sheets from the October 16 test administration.
- Saturday PSAT/NMSQT test day.
- Deadline to return test books and answer sheets from the October 19 administration.
- U.S. schools testing on October 30 receive all test materials.
- Alternate PSAT/NMSQT test day.
- Deadline to return answer sheets from the October 30 administration.
- Scores available to educators in the score reporting portal.
- Student score release begins. Score availability depends on the state from which students are accessing scores.
Anticipated PSAT/NMSQT Dates
2020 PSAT/NMSQT Dates
|Primary Test Day||October 14, 2020|
|Saturday Test Day||October 17, 2020|
|Alternate Test Day||October 28, 2020|
|Note: All dates subject to change.|