The College Board sends PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 scores to:
- Districts (in many cases)
- States (in many cases)
Although you can access your scores online earlier, schools hand out and explain PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 paper score reports to students. Some schools also mail a copy of the paper score report directly to parents.
National Merit Scholarship Corporation
The College Board sends PSAT/NMSQT scores to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), the test’s cosponsor. Learn about the National Merit® Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships.
PSAT/NMSQT scores are automatically sent to these scholarship and recognition programs:
- National Hispanic Recognition Program
- National Scholarship Service
- Telluride Seminar Scholarships
If you don’t want your scores released to these organizations, write to the PSAT/NMSQT program by October 31 at this address:
P.O. Box 6720
Princeton, NJ 08541-6720
Colleges Don’t Receive Scores
The College Board does not send PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 scores to colleges.
These scores are not intended to be part of college admission decisions. They should not be included on student transcripts that will be reproduced and sent to colleges unless the student (if 18 or older) or parent/guardian has granted permission.
You are allowed to withhold scores from college admission and athletic offices, even when colleges ask for them.
Student Search Service Does Not Share Scores
Student Search Service® is a free program that helps students connect to colleges and nonprofit scholarship agencies. It does not share scores.
If you take the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 and opt in to Student Search Service, you’ll hear from colleges and organizations looking for students like you. These include our scholarship partners:
- American Indian Graduate Center
- Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
- United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
By opting in, you authorize the College Board to provide colleges and scholarship organizations with limited personal information. Institutions may use this information to select students within a range of scores, but they do not receive individual test scores, grades, telephone numbers, or Social Security numbers.
The College Board does not sell student information to test-preparation companies, nor are such companies affiliated with the College Board. Learn what to do if you receive unsolicited calls selling test-preparation services.