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Key deadlines and milestones are listed below.

For weekly test coordinator to-dos during the countdown to test day, see the coordinator checklist. To ensure technical readiness, work with your technology coordinator to follow the Digital Preparedness Step-by-Step Guide.

2022–23 Testing Windows

These are the digital PSAT 8/9 testing windows:

  • September 26, 2022–January 27, 2023
  • February 21–March 24, 2023
  • April 12–April 28, 2023

PSAT 8/9 Deadlines and Milestones

These dates apply to all testing weeks in the fall:

Other deadlines and milestones vary by testing week. Schools can order tests on our test ordering site.

October Test Administrations

September 12

  • Preadministration opens this week.

September 19

  • Training opens this week.

October 3

October 4

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens no later than this date. Student data are available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data are available the next day.

October 14

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

October 17

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.
  • Deadline to install secure browser this week.
  • Deadline to create proctor accounts in TIDE.
  • Deadline to complete training.

October 24

November

  • Score delivery begins (exact timing varies by test day).

November Test Administrations

September 12

  • Preadministration opens this week.

September 26

  • Training opens this week.

October 11

October 12

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens no later than this date. Student data are available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data are available the next day.

October 21

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

October 24

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.
  • Deadline to install secure browser this week.
  • Deadline to create proctor accounts in TIDE.
  • Deadline to complete training.

October 31

November

  • Score delivery begins (exact timing varies by test day).

September 12

  • Preadministration opens this week.

October 3

  • Training opens this week.

October 17

October 18

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens no later than this date. Student data are available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data are available the next day.

October 28

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

October 31

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.
  • Deadline to install secure browser this week.
  • Deadline to create proctor accounts in TIDE.
  • Deadline to complete training.

November 7

December

  • Score delivery begins (exact timing varies by test day).

September 12

  • Preadministration opens this week.

October 10

  • Training opens this week.

October 17

October 18

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens no later than this date. Student data are available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data are available the next day.

October 28

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

November 7

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.
  • Deadline to install secure browser this week.
  • Deadline to create proctor accounts in TIDE.
  • Deadline to complete training.

November 14

December

  • Score delivery begins (exact timing varies by test day).

September 12

  • Preadministration opens this week.

October 17

  • Training opens this week.

October 31

November 1

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens no later than this date. Student data are available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data are available the next day.

November 14

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.
  • Deadline to install secure browser this week.
  • Deadline to create proctor accounts in TIDE.
  • Deadline to complete training.

November 18

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

November 21

December

  • Score delivery begins (exact timing varies by test day).

December Test Administrations

September 12

  • Preadministration opens this week.

October 24

  • Training opens this week.

November 7

November 8

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens no later than this date. Student data are available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data are available the next day.

November 18

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

November 21

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.
  • Deadline to install secure browser this week.
  • Deadline to create proctor accounts in TIDE.
  • Deadline to complete training.

November 28

January

  • Score delivery begins (exact timing varies by test day).

January Test Administrations

September 12

  • Preadministration opens this week.

November 28

  • Training opens this week.

December 5

December 6

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens no later than this date. Student data are available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data are available the next day.

December 26

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.
  • Deadline to install secure browser this week.
  • Deadline to create proctor accounts in TIDE.
  • Deadline to complete training.

January 2

January 6

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

February

  • Score delivery begins (exact timing varies by test day).

September 12

  • Preadministration opens this week.

December 5

December 6

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens no later than this date. Student data are available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data are available the next day.

January 2

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.
  • Deadline to install secure browser this week.
  • Deadline to create proctor accounts in TIDE.
  • Deadline to complete training.

January 6

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

January 9

February

  • Score delivery begins (exact timing varies by test day).

September 12

  • Preadministration opens this week.

December 5

December 6

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens no later than this date. Student data are available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data are available the next day.

December 12

  • Training opens this week.

January 6

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

January 9

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.
  • Deadline to install secure browser this week.
  • Deadline to create proctor accounts in TIDE.
  • Deadline to complete training.

January 16

February

  • Score delivery begins (exact timing varies by test day).

February Test Administrations

January 27

January 31

  • Training opens this week.
  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens no later than this date. Student data are available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data are available the next day.

February 6

  • Preadministration opens this week.

February 7

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.
  • Deadline to install secure browser this week.
  • Deadline to create proctor accounts in TIDE.
  • Deadline to complete training.

February 10

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

February 14

March

  • Score delivery begins (exact timing varies by test day).

January 27

January 31

  • Training opens this week.
  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens no later than this date. Student data are available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data are available the next day.

February 6

  • Preadministration opens this week.

February 13

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.
  • Deadline to install secure browser this week.
  • Deadline to create proctor accounts in TIDE.
  • Deadline to complete training.

February 17

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

February 20

March

  • Score delivery begins (exact timing varies by test day).

March Test Administrations

January 27

January 31

  • Training opens this week.
  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens no later than this date. Student data are available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data are available the next day.

February 6

  • Preadministration opens this week.

February 17

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

February 20

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.
  • Deadline to install secure browser this week.
  • Deadline to create proctor accounts in TIDE.
  • Deadline to complete training.

February 27

April

  • Score delivery begins (exact timing varies by test day).

January 27

January 31

  • Training opens this week.
  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens no later than this date. Student data are available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data are available the next day.

February 6

  • Preadministration opens this week.

February 27

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.
  • Deadline to install secure browser this week.
  • Deadline to create proctor accounts in TIDE.
  • Deadline to complete training.

March 3

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

March 6

April

  • Score delivery begins (exact timing varies by test day).

January 27

January 31

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens no later than this date. Student data are available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data are available the next day.

February 6

  • Training opens this week.
  • Preadministration opens this week.

March 6

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.
  • Deadline to install secure browser this week.
  • Deadline to create proctor accounts in TIDE.
  • Deadline to complete training.

March 10

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

March 13

April

  • Score delivery begins (exact timing varies by test day).

April Test Administrations

February 6

  • Preadministration opens this week.

February 24

February 28

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens no later than this date. Student data are available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data are available the next day.

March 1

  • Training opens this week.

March 24

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

March 29

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.
  • Deadline to install secure browser this week.
  • Deadline to create proctor accounts in TIDE.
  • Deadline to complete training.

April 5

May

  • Score delivery begins (exact timing varies by test day).

February 6

  • Preadministration opens this week.

February 24

February 28

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens no later than this date. Student data are available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data are available the next day.

March 6

  • Training opens this week.

March 31

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

April 3

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.
  • Deadline to install secure browser this week.
  • Deadline to create proctor accounts in TIDE.
  • Deadline to complete training.

April 10

May

  • Score delivery begins (exact timing varies by test day).

February 6

  • Preadministration opens this week.

February 24

February 28

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens no later than this date. Student data are available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data are available the next day.

March 13

  • Training opens this week.

April 7

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

April 10

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.
  • Deadline to install secure browser this week.
  • Deadline to create proctor accounts in TIDE.
  • Deadline to complete training.

April 17

May

  • Score delivery begins (exact timing varies by test day).