What to Bring on PSAT 10 Test Day

There are only a few things you really need to bring on test day, and a lot of things you'll be better off leaving at home. Be sure to bring:

  • Your fully charged device. You must have the app installed and exam setup complete before test day if you're testing with a personal device.
  • A power cord and/or a portable charger. We cannot guarantee you'll have access to an outlet during testing. Your device should be able to hold a charge for 3–4 hours.
  • A pencil or pen.
  • Scratch paper will be provided—do not bring your own.
  • An acceptable calculator. There's a graphing calculator built into the app, but you can bring your own if you like.
  • An external mouse if you use one.
  • An external keyboard if you use one (you can only use external keyboards with tablets—not laptops.)
  • An approved photo ID if you're homeschooled or if you'll be testing at a school that is different from the one you usually attend.

Nice to Have

  • A watch (without an audible alarm).
  • Extra batteries for your calculator and backup equipment—you'll have to ask for permission to access them. They can't be on your desk during the test.
  • A bag or backpack.
  • A drink or snacks (for your break).
  • Epinephrine auto-injectors (for example, EpiPens) are permitted without the need for accommodations. They must be placed in a clear bag and stored under your desk during testing. For policies on other medications and medical devices, contact the Services for Students with Disabilities office.