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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:

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 17 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).

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