When Do PSAT Scores Come Out?

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August 28, 2023
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Former Admissions Committee Member, Columbia University

Reviewed: 7/27/23

If you’re planning to take the PSAT/NMSQT this year, read on to learn all you need to know about PSAT score release dates and more! 

The Preliminary SAT (PSAT) is an excellent way to test your skills, open the door for scholarships, and prepare for the SAT. If you’re wondering when your PSAT scores for 2023 will be released, this guide covers all the important dates. 

Keep reading to learn when PSAT scores come out, how to check PSAT scores, and what to do next.

When Are PSAT Scores Released? 

Like most students, you may be wondering when do the PSAT scores come out? Typically, PSAT scores are released about six to eight weeks after test day, meaning your PSAT score release date should be sometime in November or December.

The College Board released their 2022 PSAT scores on December 6th, so we can assume a similar timeframe for 2023.

PSAT Dates

The College Board has released the PSAT dates for 2023. Below we have included all the PSAT dates you will need to know. 

2023 PSAT Dates 

There are three test days for high schools to administer the PSAT:

Test Type Test Date
Regular (Primary) Testing Wednesday, October 11th, 2023
Alternative Testing Wednesday, October 25th, 2023
Saturday Testing Saturday, October 14th, 2023

PSAT testing season is typically in October, however, since high schools administer the PSAT individually (unlike the SAT with dedicated testing centers), your high school will decide which specific days to administer the PSAT

October 2023 test score release dates are anticipated to be one of the following two dates - either November 6th or 16th. 

Please keep in mind, however, that as the College Board explained, score availability “depends on the state from which students are accessing scores.”

How to Check PSAT Scores 

You’re likely wondering how to check your PSAT scores. You should be contacted via email, from the College Board, to notify you when your scores are released. 

If you don’t receive an email, you can always log into your College Board account to check if your scores have been uploaded or to view your score report. Once registered, the College Board will explain how to see your PSAT scores once they are available. 

If you don’t already have an account registered with the College Board, you can sign up at any time. We encourage you to sign up sooner rather than later since you’ll eventually use your account to view both your SAT and AP scores (if you take AP classes).

PSAT Scores FAQs 

Do you still have questions about when PSAT scores come out or other PSAT-related queries? Then check out the following FAQs! 

1. How Soon Do You Get PSAT Results? 

So, how long does it take to get PSAT results and see my scores? Well, you can expect to have your PSAT scores come out sometime between six and eight weeks after you do the test. PSAT scores are generally released in early December. 

2. How Can I See My PSAT Scores Early? 

Unfortunately, you can't see your PSAT score early. Despite some talk on Reddit posts about there being a glitch to see your scores earlier, this alleged glitch has been patched (if it ever worked). This is all to say that there are no early PSAT scores.

Your guidance counsellors and the school can see your scores about a week before you: they can't tell you your scores, though! 

Be patient and have confidence that, after all your studying, your score will reflect your hard work. 

3. What PSAT Score Do You Need to Get a Scholarship? 

Although you may have achieved a good PSAT score, you’ll still need to score in the 99th percentile to be eligible for the National Merit Scholarship. This means your total PSAT score would have to fall somewhere between 1460 and 1520; even then, you should strive for the upper limit for your best chance at becoming a semifinalist.

4. What Time Do PSAT Scores Come Out? 

So, when do the PSAT scores come out? While the answer changes every year, for 2023, the PSAT score release dates will be November 6th or November 16th. Score availability does vary depending on the state, so be sure to check online or with your school for your specific date.  

5. What Is the PSAT Selection Index Score? 

The PSAT Selection Index score is calculated by doubling your individual scores in the Reading, Writing and Language, and Math sections and then adding them together. 

The Selection Index is used to “designate groups of students to receive recognition in the National Merit Scholarship Program.”

6. What Is the Highest PSAT Selection Index Score? 

The highest possible PSAT Selection Index score is 228. 

7. How Accurate Is a Predicted SAT Score Based on My PSAT Score? 

Your predicted SAT score is somewhat accurate if you perform at the same level as you did on the PSAT. However, it's best not to rely on predictions. No prediction based on your PSAT guarantees you a stellar SAT score: you'll need to work hard and study consistently!

Final Thoughts

Although it can feel like an eternity, you'll have your 2023 PSAT scores sometime between early- to mid-November. You can either create an account or log in to view your scores through the College Board when PSAT scores are released. 

Once you have your scores, you can check out the National Merit Scholarship to see if you qualify for any of the four College Board Recognition Programs, and strategize to ace the SAT. We, at Inspira, are sure you’ll do great!

Good luck.

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