PSAT 8/9 Overview and Important Dates
The PSAT 8/9 is the first test in the College Board’s SAT Suite of Assessments. It’s given to eighth and ninth graders and can be administered in the fall or spring. The PSAT 8/9 is designed to set a baseline for students at the beginning of their high school career so educators can measure progress over the following years.
Here are some reasons for schools to give their students the PSAT 8/9:
- It gives educators an accurate way to predict performance on the PSAT/NMSQT and the SAT, and an opportunity to intervene early if necessary.
- Students can use their PSAT 8/9 scores to get free personalized practice for the SAT.
- PSAT 8/9 scores give students and their teachers information on whether they’ll likely do well in AP World History and AP European History.
PSAT 8/9 Test Dates
Your school chooses a date to offer the PSAT 8/9. Testing is available on these dates.
PSAT 8/9 Test Dates and Deadlines for Educators
Key dates for the PSAT 8/9 depend on whether you offer the test digitally or on paper. If you want to offer the paper PSAT 8/9, use the timeline on this page.
PSAT 8/9 Invoice Dates and Deadlines
Use the timeline for your test date to plan for payment.
PSAT 8/9 Score Release Dates for Educators
Score release dates depend on the date you administered the PSAT 8/9. Students get scores online the week after educator scores are released.