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The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) is a rigorous, national assessment that measures the critical reading, mathematics, and writing skills your students will need for higher education and careers after high school. 

Important Dates

  • June 30: Order by this date to ensure delivery of Student Guides by September and availability of fee waivers
  • August 22: Deadline for receipt of completed SSD accommodations requests
  • September 1: Last date for U.S. Schools to reduce test orders
  • September 22 at 6 p.m.: Deadline for U.S. schools to increase test orders
  • September 22 at 6 p.m.: Deadline for ordering nonstandard test formats at
  • October 11: Wednesday test date (preferred test date)
  • October 14: Saturday test date
  • October 25:  Alternate Wednesday test date   
  • January 12:  Deadline to send completed fee-waiver rosters 

For more information, see the following links:


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