Test Administration Details and FAQs
Fall 2023 PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9
The testing window for the fall 2023 digital PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 will be October 2–October 31. Districts and schools will be able to administer the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 on as many days of the testing window as needed. For example, a district or school that is 1:1 may decide to administer the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 8/9 to all students on a single day. Another district or school may decide to administer the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 8/9 to smaller groups of students over several days given spacing and/or staffing constraints.
Note: If you have questions about your school's readiness for the transition to digital testing, complete a readiness check.
Students may only test once during the testing window, unless there is an irregularity (technical issue, significant testing disruption, etc.) that requires a student to retest. All testing must be completed by the end of the testing window.
- For planning purposes, please allow just over 3 hours on test day to complete all testing related activities for standard test takers. Additional time will be required for students with extended time and other types of accommodations.
- Include around 30 minutes on or before administration begins to ensure devices are ready for testing and for students to explore the Bluebook™ testing application with the test preview feature.
Score Release Details
There will be two student and educator score releases for the digital PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9:
- Early November: Scores released for tests submitted by October 14th.
- Mid-November: Scores released for tests submitted by October 31st.
A single Electronic Score Release (ESR) data file will be provided in mid-November.
Additional administration details will be provided in early 2023 and ordering for fall testing will open in spring of 2023.
Fall 2023 SAT School Day
The SAT will be administered in paper format in the U.S. until spring 2024. View current 2022–2023 administration dates and deadlines here. Fall 2023 SAT School Day test dates will be October 11 and October 26. More information about the transition to the digital SAT School Day administration will be provided throughout 2023.
Spring 2024 Testing Window
SAT School Day, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 will be delivered digitally in spring 2024. The testing window for all three assessments will be March 4–April 26. Districts and schools will be able to administer these assessments on as many days of the testing window as needed. More details on ordering and registration deadlines for spring 2024 will be provided later this spring.
Can my school administer PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 on the same days, at the same time?
Yes. Schools will be able to administer both the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 on the same days.
Can my school administer the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 8/9 and SAT School Day on the same day?
Yes. Provided you have the staffing and space to adhere to the administration requirements for each assessment, you can administer digital and paper and pencil tests on the same day.
Is SAT School Day being administered digitally in fall 2023?
No. Only the PSAT 8/9 and PSAT/NMSQT will be delivered digitally in fall 2023. SAT School Day will be fully digital starting in spring 2024.
Can our school administer PSAT/NMSQT on a Saturday, like we currently do?
Yes. College Board will support administrations of the PSAT/NMSQT on Saturday, October 14, 2023.
When will digital PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 scores be available?
The timeline for PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 scores and reports will be available in early 2023.
When will scores for fall 2023 SAT School Day be available?
The timeline for fall 2023 SAT School Day scores and reports will be available in early 2023.
When will my school (district) be able to order for fall 2023?
College Board’s test ordering site will open in late spring 2023 for fall ordering.
5 Ways to Get Ready Now to Administer the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 This Fall
Districts and schools can complete these five digital readiness steps to prepare for the digital PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 in fall 2023.
Fall 2023 Digital SAT Suite Fact Sheet for Schools
Districts and schools should download this fact sheet and distribute to testing staff.