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When do PSAT/NMSQT Scores Come Out and What's Next?

Students who took the PSAT/NMSQT between October 1 and October 14, 2023 will have their scores available on November 6, 2023. Students who took the PSAT/NMSQT between October 15 and October 31 will have their scores available on November 16, 2023. If you don’t see your score on the designated date, you should see an on-screen message telling you to check back later. 


How Do I View My PSAT/NMSQT Scores? 

  • If you provided your mobile number on test day, you'll receive a text message with access to the BigFuture School mobile app. Once downloaded, you can view your score on BigFuture School. 

  • Ask your school counselor for your score report. 

As always, you can view your scores online with a personal College Board account. 

If there’s any chance you have already created a College Board account, don’t make a new one. Multiple accounts can make it difficult to get your PSAT/NMSQT score and other important information. Instead, retrieve your credentials using our Forgot Username or Forgot Password tools. 


Understanding your scores 

The PSAT/NMSQT is scored between 320 and 1520 points. Your total score will result from adding your Math section score, worth 160-760 points, and a combination of your Reading section and Writing and Language section scores, also worth 160-760 points. 

Please watch this tutorial on how to understand your PSAT/NMSQT score report  

While 1600 is a perfect score for the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, though similar, has a different scoring range appropriate for your grade level. Your PSAT/NMSQT score is a benchmark, suggesting your potential SAT score might be slightly above or below. For instance, a 1200 on the PSAT/NMSQT hints at a similar SAT score. However, a top PSAT/NMSQT score of 1520 doesn't guarantee a perfect 1600 on the SAT. 

Additionally, your PSAT/NMSQT score report will give you an NMSC Selection Index score, which is used by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) as an initial screen of 1.6 million test takers (usually high school juniors) who meet requirements to enter the National Merit® Scholarship Program. The Selection Index score is double the sum of your three section scores. 


What Are the Benefits of a PSAT/NMSQT Score? 

  • Customized career options in your state. 

  • An opportunity to enter the National Merit® Scholarship Program. 

  • College guidance based on your score. 

  • Help paying for tuition through scholarships. 

  • See where you are and set a target


What’s Next After I Get My PSAT/NMSQT Scores? 

  1. Explore careers that you're passionate about on BigFuture by taking the Career Quiz and learning how your test performance aligns to 1,000 occupations with our career readiness indicator. Search over 3,000 college profiles on BigFuture to discover which colleges and programs are right for you. Filter by location, major, and more. 

  1. Use your scores to access scholarships from  BigFuture Scholarships, and  thousands of others

  1. Check your potential for Advanced Placement® courses. Based on your scores, you may see a list of AP courses you'd do well in. Talk to your school counselor about AP courses available and if they may be a good fit for you. 

  1. Review your score information, including the Knowledge and Skills section where you can learn about your strengths and the areas you can focus on improving. Then go to Khan Academy® for free, personalized practice in those areas. 


Need Help Getting Your PSAT/NMSQT Scores? 

If a few days have passed and your score is not yet available on the designated date, call College Board customer service at 866-433-7728 or email us at [email protected]