Get Familiar with the Digital PSAT 8/9

The PSAT 8/9 is the first test in the SAT Suite of Assessments. Ask your counselor for more information, including when you'll take it.

Why Take the PSAT 8/9?

Set a Baseline

You'll know your strengths and what skills you'll need to practice so you can continue to improve. Then you can track your progress when you take the PSAT 10, PSAT/NMSQT, and/or SAT.

See What's on the Test

Explore College and Career Options

With your scores, you'll get customized guidance to help you explore careers that match your interests and skills and information to help you search for colleges. Then you can save your favorites to your own lists.

Explore BigFuture

See What AP Courses You Might Be Ready For

Your PSAT 8/9 results will tell if you're ready to succeed in certain college level courses:

  • AP World History
  • AP European History
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Art History
  • AP Seminar
  • AP Computer Science Principles

Fast Facts About the PSAT 8/9

It has the same sections and timing and tests the same types of Reading and Writing and Math skills as on the other assessments.

It's given in the fall and the spring, and features grade-level appropriate testing material.

Schools decide when to offer the test and who can take it.


How to Prepare for the PSAT 8/9

The PSAT 8/9 is now digital. Find out what to expect on test day.

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See the test preview or take a full-length practice test.

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