When do PSAT scores come out in 2023? (Quick answer)

Quick Answer: Normally, the exam results are released four to six weeks after you have written the exam, which is around December, give or take.

If you’re nervous about your SAT score, take heart in knowing that your Performance on the SAT (PSAT) will indicate how you’ll do on the SAT.

This post will provide hints on when you may expect to receive your PSAT scores and how to access them. Continue reading.

What is PSAT?

The PSAT/NMSQT® is a practice version of the SAT exam. Many students take the PSAT in 10th and 11th grade.

If you score well on the PSAT as a junior, you could obtain a National Merit Scholarship. Each year, 180 million dollars are awarded in merit scholarships.

The 2-hour-and-45-minute PSAT tests reading, writing, and math. More so, the maximum PSAT score is 1520.

How is the PSAT scored?

When calculating your PSAT raw score, each correct answer is worth one point. Do not worry about guessing on the PSAT; answer every multiple-choice question. 

Each portion of the Evidence-based Reading and Writing, and Math Assessment will receive a scaled score between 160 and 760. (there is no essay on the PSAT). 

You’ll receive a score between 320 and 1520 based on your scaled scores in each area.

When do PSAT scores come out?

Normally, the exam results are released four to six weeks after you have written the exam, which is around December, give or take.

Another thing we should know also is that those that wrote the PSAT outside the US would receive theirs later than those that wrote the exam within the US.

The PSAT results are released during the first week of December. You can access your scores through your account on the college board website.

When you have logged in, click “PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 Scores” to see your PSAT results.

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Steps to setting up a college board account:

  • You need to be 13 years and above.
  • Complete a simple form that will be presented to you, then choose a username and password.
  • If you already have one, don’t open a new account because it can misplace results.
  • If you have forgotten your username or password, you can retrieve the account again.

Benefits of writing a PSAT Exam.

  • It helps you prepare for the SAT exam.
  • Some scholarship organizations use it to award scholarships.

PSAT Paper Results

The college board has a routine whereby it sends the paper to the colleges registered with them. But the results are released sometime between January and March of the next year.

After PSAT, what next?

This question is next on the mind of anyone who has seen his or her PSAT scores.

The best step is to go ahead and prepare for the SAT exam; of course, we already know that the PSAT was taking to get the students ready for the SAT exam.

If you get 1200 and above in your PSAT, you will likely get roughly the same score if you do not prepare but a better score if you add some more preparations.

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The PSAT is a practice test for the SAT® that may also result in financial aid for higher education.

The top scorers on this exam will be considered for scholarship awards, and even earning the designation “Commended Scholar” will look good on a resume.

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