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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 2019-20 are:

  • September 23–January 24
  • February 24–March 27
  • April 14–30

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

September Test Administrations

July 25

Early August

August 12

August 19

  • Deadline to order

August 29

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.

Early September

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens. Student data is available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data is available the next day.
  • Preadministration opens.

September 9

  • Materials delivered this week

September 10

  • Training opens

September 16

December

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

July 25

Early August

August 12

August 26

  • Deadline to order

August 29

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.

Early September

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens. Student data is available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data is available the next day.
  • Preadministration opens.

September 9

  • Materials delivered this week

September 10

  • Training opens

September 16

  • Deadline to create proctor accounts in TIDE
  • Deadline to complete training
  • Deadline to install secure browser

September 23

December

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

October Test Administrations

July 25

Early August

August 12

September 3

  • Deadline to order

Week of September 9

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens. Student data is available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data is available the next day.
  • Preadministration opens.

September 12

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.

September 23

  • Deadline to create proctor accounts in TIDE
  • Deadline to complete training
  • Deadline to install secure browser
  • Materials delivered this week

September 30

December

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

July 25

Early August

August 12

September 9

  • Deadline to order

September 10

  • Training opens

Week of September 16

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens. Student data is available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data is available the next day.
  • Preadministration opens.

September 16

  • Deadline to install secure browser
  • Materials delivered this week

September 19

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.

September 30

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

October 7

December

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

July 25

Early August

August 12

September 10

  • Training opens

September 16

  • Deadline to order

Week of September 23

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens. Student data is available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data is available the next day.
  • Preadministration opens.

September 23

  • Deadline to install secure browser
  • Materials delivered this week

September 26

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.

October 7

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

October 14

December

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

July 25

Early August

August 12

Week of September 16

  • Training opens

September 23

  • Deadline to order

Week of September 30

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens. Student data is available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data is available the next day.
  • Preadministration opens.

September 30

  • Deadline to install secure browser
  • Materials delivered this week

October 7

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.

October 14

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

October 21

December

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

November Test Administrations

July 25

Early August

August 12

Week of September 23

  • Training opens

September 30

  • Deadline to order

Week of October 7

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens. Student data is available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data is available the next day.
  • Preadministration opens.

October 7

  • Deadline to install secure browser
  • Materials delivered this week

October 14

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.

October 21

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

October 28

December

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

July 25

Early August

August 12

Week of September 30

  • Training opens

October 7

  • Deadline to order

Week of October 14

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens. Student data is available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data is available the next day.
  • Preadministration opens.

October 14

  • Deadline to install secure browser
  • Materials delivered this week

October 21

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.

October 28

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

November 4

December

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

July 25

Early August

August 12

Week of October 7

  • Training opens

October 15

  • Deadline to order

Week of October 21

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens. Student data is available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data is available the next day.
  • Preadministration opens.

October 21

  • Deadline to install secure browser
  • Materials delivered this week

October 28

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.

November 4

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

November 11

December

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

July 25

Early August

August 12

Week of October 14

  • Training opens

October 21

  • Deadline to order

Week of October 28

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens. Student data is available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data is available the next day.
  • Preadministration opens.

October 28

  • Deadline to install secure browser
  • Materials delivered this week

November 4

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.

November 11

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

November 18

December

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

December Test Administrations

July 25

Early August

August 12

  • Bulk registration opens
  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens
  • Training opens
  • Preadministration opens

October 28

  • Deadline to order

Week of November 4

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens. Student data is available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data is available the next day.
  • Preadministration opens.

November 4

  • Deadline to install secure browser
  • Materials delivered this week

November 11

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.

November 18

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

November 25

December

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

July 25

Early August

August 12

Week of October 28

  • Training opens

November 4

  • Deadline to order

Week of November 11

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens. Student data is available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data is available the next day.
  • Preadministration opens.

November 11

  • Deadline to install secure browser
  • Materials delivered this week

November 18

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.

November 25

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

December 2

January Test Administrations

July 25, 2019

Early August 2019

August 12, 2019

Week of December 2, 2019

  • Training opens

December 5, 2019

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.

December 9, 2019

  • Deadline to order

Week of December 16, 2019

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens. Student data is available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data is available the next day.
  • Training opens.
  • Preadministration opens.

December 16, 2019

  • Deadline to install secure browser
  • Materials delivered this week

January 6

July 25, 2019

Early August 2019

August 12, 2019

December 5, 2019

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.

December 9, 2019

  • Deadline to order

Week of December 9, 2019

  • Training opens

Week of December 16, 2019

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens. Student data is available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data is available the next day.
  • Preadministration opens.

December 16, 2019

  • Deadline to install secure browser
  • Materials delivered this week

January 6

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

January 13

February and March Test Administrations

July 25

Early August

January 6

January 21

  • Deadline to order

Week of January 27

  • Materials delivered
  • Deadline to install secure browser

January 28

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens. Student data is available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data is available the next day.
  • Preadministration opens.
  • Training opens.

February 6

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.

February 10

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

February 17

March

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

July 25

Early August

January 6

January 21

  • Deadline to order

January 28

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens. Student data is available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data is available the next day.
  • Preadministration opens.
  • Training opens.

February 3

  • Materials delivered this week
  • Deadline to install secure browser

February 6

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.

February 17

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

February 24

March

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

July 25

Early August

January 6

January 21

  • Deadline to order

January 28

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens. Student data is available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data is available the next day.
  • Preadministration opens.
  • Training opens.

February 10

  • Materials delivered this week
  • Deadline to install secure browser

February 13

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.

February 24

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

March 2

March

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

July 25

Early August

January 6

January 21

  • Deadline to order

January 28

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens. Student data is available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data is available the next day.
  • Preadministration opens.

February 4

  • Training opens

February 13

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.

February 17

  • Materials delivered this week
  • Deadline to install secure browser

March 2

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

March 9

March

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

July 25

Early August

January 6

January 21

  • Deadline to order

January 28

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens. Student data is available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data is available the next day.
  • Preadministration opens.

February 11

  • Training opens

February 20

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.

Week of February 24

  • Materials delivered this week
  • Deadline to install secure browser

March 9

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

March 16

March

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

April Test Administrations

July 25

Early August

January 6

February 28

  • Deadline to order

March 3

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens. Student data is available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data is available the next day.
  • Preadministration opens.
  • Training opens.
  • Materials delivered this week.

March 12

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.

March 16

  • Deadline to install secure browser

March 30

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

April 6

May

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

July 25

Early August

January 6

February 28

  • Deadline to order

March 3

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens. Student data is available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data is available the next day.
  • Preadministration opens.
  • Materials delivered this week

March 10

  • Training opens.

March 12

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.

March 23

  • Deadline to install secure browser

April 6

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

April 13

May

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

July 25

Early August

January 6

February 28

  • Deadline to order

March 3

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opens. Student data is available if a bulk registration file was submitted successfully. For files submitted after TIDE opens, data is available the next day.
  • Preadministration opens.
  • Materials delivered this week

March 12

  • Deadline to submit initial bulk registration file. Deadline to submit final updates successfully is the day before test day.

March 17

  • Training opens

March 30

  • Deadline to install secure browser

April 13

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

April 20

May

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