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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 29: Order by this date to ensure delivery of Student Guides by September and availability of fee waivers
  • August 21: Deadline for receipt of completed SSD accommodations requests
  • September 12: U.S. schools and districts to order, increase, or decrease PSAT/NMSQT test materials
  • September 12: Deadline for ordering nonstandard test formats at
  • October 10: Wednesday test date (preferred test date)
  • October 13: Saturday test date
  • October 24: Alternate Wednesday test date   
  • Mid-January: Deadline to send completed fee-waiver rosters 

For more information, see the following links:


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