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Graphic showing the timeline of the PSAT/SAT.

Timeline graphic for 9th, 10th and 11th graders taking the PSAT and SAT. PSAT – 9th and 10th Grades: 1. Test results available in the College Board Portal. 2. Students discuss with HS counselor their PSAT results and whether they are ready for advance coursework. 3. Free study resources from Khan Academy including personalized SAT study plans based on test scores. SAT – 11th Grade: 4. Four college applications fee waivers. * 5. $180 million (nationally) in scholarship funds available for SAT. *Every income-eligible student who takes the SAT will receive four college applications fee waivers.

Testing dates for PSAT and SAT in spring 2018


  • Testing dates: April 10, 11 or 12
  • Make-up testing window: April 11-20
  • Accommodation window: April 10-17


  • Testing date: April 10
  • Make-up test: April 24
  • Accommodation window: April 10-13

PSAT practice tools

Students can practice and prepare for the SAT as well as build a plan for the future.

  • The College Board account enables students to view their scores, sign up for e-mail reminders and learn more about college.
  • Students can link their College Board and Khan Academy accounts to get personalized practice based on their result to prepare for next year's SAT.
  • The Big Future website helps students with free college planning information.

About the Colorado PSAT 10 and SAT

In the spring of 2016, Colorado 10th-graders took the PSAT 10 for the first time, an exam that replaced the English language arts and math exams of the Colorado Measures of Academic Success. The PSAT is aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards and comes with a host of benefits, including test preparation for next year's SAT and scholarship opportunities.

In the spring of 2017, Colorado's 11th-graders took the SAT for the first time, an exam that is accepted for admission and placement in all public colleges and universities in the state.

Colorado ninth-graders will take the PSAT as the statewide assessment in English language arts and math beginning in 2018. This will replace the CMAS tests in those subjects for ninth-graders.


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