PSAT Test Dates and Information

PSAT Test Dates

 

The PSAT/NMSQT is offered in October of each year for juniors. There are two possible test dates per year, and each school decides when to give the test to its students. The PSAT is taken at your teen’s school rather than a test center.

2021 PSAT/NMSQT test dates:

  • Primary test day: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
  • Saturday test day: October 16, 2021
  • Alternate test day: Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Registration Tips

Students register for the PSAT through their high schools. Your child’s college guidance counselor will tell you how and when to sign up for the PSAT generally by the fall of your child’s junior year.

The PSAT registration fee is $15 per student. Some schools may charge an additional administrative fee, and some schools cover all or part of the fee for their students. For details, ask to speak with your child’s college guidance counselor.

Score Reports

PSAT scores are available about two months after students take the test, in early to mid December. Teachers and guidance counselors distribute the paper score reports to students.

If students provided an email address when they took the test, the College Board will email you an access code to view your child’s online score report. Teachers and counselors can also give you the access code to view your child’s online score report if the student did not provide an email address on test day.

Colleges do not receive students’ PSAT scores, and they are not part of college admission decisions.

Take a PSAT Practice Test

There are three PSAT tests: the PSAT 8/9 for 8th and 9th graders, the PSAT 10 for 10th graders, and the PSAT for juniors. The PSAT 10 and the PSAT are the same test. The PSAT 10 is given to 10th graders in the spring while the PSAT is given to juniors.

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