The College Board sends PSAT/NMSQT scores to:
- Districts (in many cases)
- States (in many cases)
National Merit Scholarship Corporation
College Board sends PSAT/NMSQT scores to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), the test’s cosponsor.
PSAT/NMSQT scores are automatically sent to these scholarship and recognition programs:
- National Hispanic Recognition Program
- National Scholarship Service
- Telluride Seminar Scholarships
If you don’t want your scores released to these organizations, write to the PSAT/NMSQT program by October 31 at this address:
P.O. Box 6720
Princeton, NJ 08541-6720
Colleges Don’t Receive Scores
College Board does not send PSAT/NMSQT scores to colleges.
These scores are not intended to be part of college admission decisions. They should not be included on student transcripts that will be reproduced and sent to colleges unless the student (if 18 or older) or their parent/guardian has granted permission.
You’re allowed to withhold scores from college admission and athletic offices, even when colleges ask for them.
Student Search Service Doesn’t Share Scores
Student Search Service® is a free program that helps students connect to colleges and nonprofit scholarship agencies. It does not share scores. If you take the PSAT/NMSQT and opt in to Student Search Service, you’ll hear from colleges and organizations looking for students like you. These include our scholarship partners.
By opting in, you authorize College Board to provide colleges and scholarship organizations with limited personal information. Institutions may connect with students based on a range of scores, but College Board never shares your actual test scores, grades, disability status, parent information, or telephone numbers. College Board does not provide student information to and is not affiliated with test preparation companies.