Parents FAQs: PSAT 8/9


How do students get their PSAT 8/9 scores?

If your child is 13 or older, they can create a free College Board online account and sign in to see their PSAT 8/9 scores at Student Score Reports.

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Who sees my child's PSAT 8/9 scores?

We send students' scores to their schools and, in some cases, to the district and state they live in. Some schools also mail a copy of the paper score report directly to parents.

We never send PSAT 8/9 to colleges, and they aren't included on students' academic transcripts. Learn more about PSAT 8/9 scores.

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Is the PSAT 8/9 free?

Schools pay a small fee for each PSAT 8/9 test they administer. Some schools may ask you to pay that fee, but many cover part or all of the cost for their students. Talk to your child's school counselor to find out the policy at your school.

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How should my child prepare to take the PSAT 8/9?

Your child doesn’t need to study for the PSAT 8/9. The best way they can prepare is to pay attention in class and do their homework. The test is meant to assess the skills they are currently learning in school. See what kinds of questions are on the PSAT 8/9.

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Can homeschooled students take the PSAT 8/9?

Yes. Contact schools in your area to find one that is administering the test and can accommodate your child. Learn more about homeschoolers and the PSAT 8/9.

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