Parents FAQs: PSAT 10


Can ninth graders take the PSAT 10?

Yes. Any student can arrange to take the PSAT 10 at a school that offers it. However, we recommend that eighth and ninth graders take the PSAT 8/9. The PSAT 8/9 tests the same skills and knowledge as the PSAT 10, but in a way that's appropriate for eighth and ninth graders.

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Can homeschooled students take the PSAT 10?

Yes. Homeschooled students can contact a local school and arrange to take the PSAT 10 there. Search for schools that are planning to administer the PSAT 10 this school year.

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Are there PSAT 10 accommodations for students with disabilities?

Yes. The easiest way to request a testing accommodation for your child is to contact your child's school counselor or Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) coordinator at least seven weeks before the test date. Students may only use testing accommodations approved by the College Board. Learn more about our services for students with disabilities.

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Is there any test help for students who are learning English as a second language?

Yes. We've translated the directions for the PSAT 10 into 13 languages, and students may use one of 100 College Board-approved glossaries during the test. Download a list of approved glossaries and other resources for English language learners.

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Do students have to write an essay on the PSAT 10?

No. Students do not need to write an essay on the PSAT 10.

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Who sees my child's PSAT 10 scores?

Your child's PSAT 10 scores may be available to their school, school district, and state (in addition to your child). We never send PSAT 10 scores to colleges.

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