Taking the PSAT 8/9

You'll take the PSAT 8/9 at school. Find out when you can take the test and what to do if any of these special circumstances apply to you.

PSAT 8/9 Test Day

What to Bring

Be prepared with everything you need for a smooth and successful test day. Most importantly, know what to bring and what to leave at home.

Get Ready for Test Day


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PSAT 8/9 Test Dates

Your school chooses a date to offer the PSAT 8/9.