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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.

September Test Administrations

August 29

August 30

  • 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

  • Training opens this week

September 12

  • 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
  • Preadministration opens this week

September 16

  • Materials delivered no later than this date

September 19

December

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

October Test Administrations

September 7

  • Training opens this week

September 12

  • Preadministration opens this week

September 16

September 19

  • 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
  • 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 26

September 30

  • Materials delivered no later than this date

December

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

September 7

  • Training opens this week

September 12

  • Preadministration opens this week

September 16

September 19

  • 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 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

September 30

  • Materials delivered no later than this date

October 3

December

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

September 7

  • Training opens this week

September 12

  • Preadministration opens this week

September 19

September 20

  • 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 30

  • Materials delivered no later than this date

October 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

October 10

December

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

September 12

  • Preadministration opens this week
  • Training opens this week

September 26

September 27

  • 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 7

  • Materials delivered no later than this date

October 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

October 17

December

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

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

December

  • 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

December

  • 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)