PSAT/NMSQT Test Dates and Deadlines for Educators

The PSAT/NMSQT is offered on these dates:

  • Primary test day: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
  • Saturday test day: October 16, 2021
  • Alternate test day: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Date Milestone
Mid–Jun Ordering opens.
Jun 25 Schools that order by this date will be eligible to get their student guides early.
Aug 4 Deadline for schools outside the U.S. to decrease PSAT/NMSQT test book orders.
Aug 24 Deadline for schools to request SSD testing accommodations.
By Sept 15 Schools outside the U.S. testing on Oct 13 and Oct 16 begin to receive test materials.
Sept 15
  • Deadline for U.S. schools to order, increase, or decrease PSAT/NMSQT test materials.
  • Deadline for schools outside the U.S. to order or increase standard and accommodated PSAT/NMSQT test materials.
  • Deadline for U.S. schools to order PSAT/NMSQT accommodated test materials.
By Oct 1 Schools outside the U.S. testing on Oct 26 receive test materials.
By Oct 6 U.S. schools testing on Oct 13 and Oct 16 receive test materials.
Oct 13 Primary test day.
Oct 14 Deadline to return answer sheets from the Oct 13 test administration.
Oct 16 Saturday PSAT/NMSQT test day.
Oct 18 Deadline to return answer sheets from the Oct 16 administration.
Oct 20 U.S. schools testing on Oct 26 receive all test materials.
Oct 26 Alternate PSAT/NMSQT test day.
Oct 27 Deadline to return answer sheets from the Oct 26 administration.
Late Nov Scores are available to educators online in the K–12 reporting portal.
Dec 6–7 Student scores are released online. Score availability depends on the state from which students are accessing scores.

Anticipated PSAT/NMSQT Dates

2022 PSAT/NMSQT Administration Dates
Primary Test Day October 12, 2022
Saturday Test Day October 15, 2022
Alternate Test Day October 25, 2022
Note: All dates subject to change.

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