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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.

2020–21 Testing Windows

These are the digital SAT testing windows:

  • March 3–5, 2021
  • March 24–26, 2021
  • April 13–15, 2021
  • April 27–29, 2021

The digital PSAT 10 testing window is April 13–April 30, 2021.

These are the digital PSAT 8/9 testing windows:

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

PSAT 8/9 Deadlines and Milestones

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

February and March Test Administrations

These dates apply to all testing weeks in February and March:

Other deadlines and milestones vary by testing week.

February 1, 2021

  • 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.
  • Training opens this week.

February 8, 2021

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

February 12, 2021

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

February 15, 2021

March

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

February 1, 2021

  • 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.
  • Training opens this week.

February 8, 2021

  • Preadministration opens this week.

February 12, 2021

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

February 15, 2021

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

February 22, 2021

April

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

February 1, 2021

  • 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.
  • Training opens this week.

February 8, 2021

  • Preadministration opens this week.

February 19, 2021

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

February 22, 2021

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

March 1, 2021

April

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

February 1, 2021

  • 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 8, 2021

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

February 26, 2021

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

March 1, 2021

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

March 8, 2021

April

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

February 1, 2021

  • 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 8, 2021

  • Preadministration opens this week.

February 15, 2021

  • Training opens this week.

March 5, 2021

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

March 8, 2021

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

March 15, 2021

April

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

April Test Administrations

These dates apply to all testing weeks in April:

Other deadlines and milestones vary by testing week.

Note: Monday testing is unavailable this week.

February 8, 2021

  • Preadministration opens this week.

March 1, 2021

  • 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 8, 2021

  • Training opens this week.

March 26, 2021

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

March 29, 2021

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

April 5, 2021

May

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

February 8, 2021

  • Preadministration opens this week.

March 1, 2021

  • 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 15, 2021

  • Training opens this week.

April 2, 2021

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

April 5, 2021

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

April 12, 2021

May

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

February 8, 2021

  • Preadministration opens this week.

March 1, 2021

  • 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 22, 2021

  • Training opens this week.

April 9, 2021

  • Materials delivered no later than this date.

April 12, 2021

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

April 19, 2021

May

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