Using Your Score

Your PSAT 8/9 score shows what you're doing well and what you should work on to get ready for the SAT—and college.

Ask your school or counselor for a copy of your score report.


  • See if AP classes would be a good fit for you.

    On your score report, click the AP Potential tab to view this information:

    • A list of all AP courses, with an indication of how prepared you are to take that course based on your score.
    • Whether each AP course is offered at your school.

    If you select a college major from the menu, you can also view whether each AP course is relevant to that major.

  • Start exploring potential careers.

    Use BigFuture Career Search—a free, personalized career exploration tool.
  • Browse potential colleges, majors, and careers.

    On BigFuture, start thinking about what's important to you.