On Test Day
Everything you need to know about PSAT/NMSQT test administration
The College Board depends on you and your assistants to administer the PSAT/NMSQT according to the PSAT/NMSQT Supervisor's Manual so that all students have the same opportunity to do their best. Thank you for the efforts you and your staff make to ensure a test administration that is efficient, secure, and fair for all students.
Learn more about what your students need on test day and how to manage the test administration:
- What Students Should Bring: Items that are and that are not allowed into the test room
- Before the Test: What you and your students can do to prepare for the test
- During the Test: Procedures to follow while taking and administering the test
- After the Test: What is required following test day?
Test Day Closures
If your school closes on test day due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather or building disruptions, widespread illness, etc., contact the PSAT/NMSQT program by 3 p.m. EST Friday, October 18 to make arrangements for the Form A edition of the test.
The Form A administration date is the same for all participating schools, usually later in October, and is set by the PSAT/NMSQT program. If your school is administering the Form A exam, all students in your school must test on the designated alternate test date.
If individual students miss the test as a result of illness, an emergency, or other extenuating circumstance, they should follow these instructions (also found on page 5 of the Official Student Guide to the PSAT/NMSQT).