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Administering the PSAT/NMSQT

PSAT/NMSQT Coordinators are essential to ensuring that test administrations run smoothly and that students get the resources and support they need to do their best.

Ordering and Registration

How to Order

Schools choose a test date and order all test materials online. 

Fee Waivers for 11th-Grade Students

Find out which 11th-grade students qualify for fee waivers, how schools request them, and when requests are due.

PSAT/NMSQT Ordering: The Coordinator’s Website

Already a User?

Use PSAT/NMSQT Ordering to choose a test date, order materials, request fee waivers, and track shipments.

to the PSAT/NMSQT Ordering site

Need Access?

Find out how to get access to the online tool where PSAT/NMSQT Coordinators choose a test date, order materials, request fee waivers, and track shipments.

Look Up Your School Code

To offer the PSAT/NMSQT, your school needs an active six-digit College Board school code. Schools that offer AP or the SAT have one. If you need a code, call (609) 771-7091.

Test Administration

Staffing the Test

Schools that test many students will need assistants in addition to a supervisor. Select one associate supervisor for each test room. For rooms with more than 34 students, assign proctors to help associates.

All staff must read important instructions in the PSAT/NMSQT Supervisors Manual (.pdf/1.29MB).

Before the Test

Coordinating the test requires careful planning, well-trained supervisors and proctors, and more.

Test Day Procedures

Know where to find test day procedures and what to do when problems arise.

After the Test

Immediately After

Answer sheets and forms should be returned no later than one school day after the test. Submit remittance reports and fee waiver rosters no later than mid-November.

Educators Get Scores On Paper and Online

Educators receive individual and group-level online and paper score reports designed to help them understand and improve student performance.

Help Students Look Beyond the Scores

Use PSAT/NMSQT results to promote college readiness at your school and get ideas for communicating with parents, students, and colleagues.

Information for Districts

Learn how to get district-level data, find out how PSAT/NMSQT skills align to standards in your state, and take advantage of opportunities for inclusive testing.