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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 2020–21 are:

  • September 21, 2020–January 29, 2021
  • February 22–March 26
  • April 13–30

Deadlines and milestones depend on which week your school administers the test.

September Test Administrations

July 20

Early August

August 24

September 4

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

September 7

  • Training opens 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 install secure browser this week.

September 14

September 18

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

September 21

  • Deadline to complete training.

December

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

July 20

Early August

August 31

September 4

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

September 7

  • Training opens this week.

September 14

  • 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 18

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

September 21

December

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

October Test Administrations

July 20

Early August

September 7

  • Training opens this week.

September 14

  • Preadministration opens this week.

September 16

September 18

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

September 21

  • 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.
  • Deadline to install secure browser this week.

September 28

October 2

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

December

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

July 20

Early August

September 7

  • Training opens this week.

September 14

  • Preadministration opens this week.

September 16

September 18

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

September 28

  • 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 2

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

October 5

December

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

July 20

Early August

September 7

  • Training opens this week.

September 14

  • Preadministration opens this week.

September 21

September 25

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

October 2

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

October 5

  • 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 12

December

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

July 20

Early August

September 14

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

September 28

October 2

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

October 9

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

October 12

  • 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 19

December

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

November Test Administrations

July 20

Early August

September 14

  • Preadministration opens this week.

September 21

  • Training opens this week.

October 5

October 9

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

October 16

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

October 19

  • 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 26

December

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

July 20

Early August

September 14

  • Preadministration opens this week.

September 28

  • Training opens this week.

October 13

October 16

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

October 26

  • 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 30

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

November 2

December

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

July 20

Early August

September 14

  • Preadministration opens this week.

October 5

  • Training opens this week.

October 19

October 23

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

October 30

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

November 2

  • 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 9

December

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

July 20

Early August

September 14

  • Preadministration opens this week.

October 12

  • Training opens this week.

October 19

October 23

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

October 30

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

November 9

  • 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 16

December

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

July 20

Early August

September 14

  • Preadministration opens this week.

October 19

  • Training opens this week.

November 2

November 6

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

November 13

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

November 16

  • 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 23

December

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

December Test Administration

July 20

Early August

September 14

  • Preadministration opens this week.

October 26

  • Training opens this week.

November 9

November 13

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

November 20

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

November 23

  • 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 30

January

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

January Test Administrations

July 20

Early August

September 14

  • Preadministration opens this week.

November 30

  • Training opens this week.

December 7

December 11

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

December 28

  • 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.

January 4

January 8

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

February

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

July 20

Early August

September 14

  • Preadministration opens this week.

December 7

December 11

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

January 4

  • 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 8

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

January 11

February

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

July 20

Early August

September 14

  • Preadministration opens this week.

December 7

December 11

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

December 14

  • Training opens this week.

January 8

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

January 11

  • 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 18

February

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