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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.

PSAT 8/9 Deadlines and Milestones

The digital PSAT 8/9 testing windows in 2021–22 are:

  • September 20, 2021–January 28, 2022
  • February 21–March 25, 2022
  • April 13–April 29, 2022

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.

September Test Administrations

August 23

September 3

  • 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.

September 7

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

September 13

September 17

  • Materials delivered no later than this date

September 20

  • Deadline to complete training

December

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

August 30

September 3

  • 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.

September 6

  • Training opens this week

September 13

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

September 17

  • Materials delivered no later than this date

September 20

December

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

October Test Administrations

September 6

  • Training opens this week

September 13

  • Preadministration opens this week

September 17

September 20

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

September 24

  • 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.

September 27

October 1

  • Materials delivered no later than this date

December

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

September 6

  • Training opens this week

September 13

  • Preadministration opens this week

September 17

September 24

  • 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.

September 27

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

October 1

  • Materials delivered no later than this date

October 4

December

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

September 6

  • Training opens this week

September 13

  • Preadministration opens this week

September 20

September 24

  • 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 4

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

October 8

  • Materials delivered no later than this date

October 11

December

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

September 13

  • Preadministration opens this week
  • Training opens this week

September 27

October 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.

October 11

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

October 15

  • Materials delivered no later than this date

October 18

December

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

November Test Administrations

September 13

  • Preadministration opens this week

September 20

  • Training opens this week

October 4

October 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.

October 18

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

October 22

  • Materials delivered no later than this date

October 25

December

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

September 13

  • Preadministration opens this week

September 27

  • Training opens this week

October 12

October 15

  • 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 25

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

October 29

  • Materials delivered no later than this date

November 1

December

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

September 13

  • Preadministration opens this week

October 4

  • Training opens this week

October 18

October 22

  • 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 1

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

November 5

  • Materials delivered no later than this date

November 8

December

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

September 13

  • Preadministration opens this week

October 11

  • Training opens this week

October 18

October 22

  • 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 8

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

November 12

  • Materials delivered no later than this date

November 15

December

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

September 13

  • Preadministration opens this week

October 18

  • Training opens this week

November 1

November 5

  • 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 15

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

November 19

  • Materials delivered no later than this date

November 22

December

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

December Test Administrations

September 13

  • Preadministration opens this week

October 25

  • Training opens this week

November 8

November 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.

November 19

  • Materials delivered no later than this date

November 22

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

November 29

January

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

January Test Administrations

September 13

  • Preadministration opens this week

November 29

  • Training opens this week

December 6

December 10

  • 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 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
  • Deadline to create proctor accounts in TIDE
  • Deadline to complete training

January 3

January 7

  • Materials delivered no later than this date

February

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

September 13

  • Preadministration opens this week

December 6

December 10

  • 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 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

January 7

  • Materials delivered no later than this date

January 10

February

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

September 13

  • Preadministration opens this week

December 6

December 10

  • 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 13

  • Training opens this week

January 7

  • Materials delivered no later than this date

January 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

January 17

February

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