There are only a few things you really need to bring on test day and a lot of things you’ll be better off leaving at home.
What to Bring
- Two No. 2 pencils with erasers
- An approved calculator
- Valid school- or government-issued photo ID (for students not testing at their own school and home-schooled students). If unavailable, students can use a notarized College Board Student ID Form (.pdf/488.05 KB).
- Social Security number (optional)
- Epinephrine auto-injectors (e.g., EpiPens) are permitted without the need for accommodations. They must be placed in a clear bag and stored under the student’s desk during testing. For policies on other medications and medical devices, contact Services for Students with Disabilities.
- Snacks or drinks-must be taken out of your bag and placed at the front of the room. Only access them during the breaks.
- Any devices, including smartwatches, that can be used to record, transmit, receive or play back audio, photographic, text, or video content
- Protractors, compasses, rulers
- Highlighters, colored pens, colored pencils
- Pamphlets or papers of any kind
- Dictionaries or other books—there are no exceptions, even if English is not your first language
- Food and drinks—including bottled water—unless approved by the College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities. Learn more about testing with accommodations.
Remember, the PSAT for 9th and 10th graders is based on what you have been learning in class all along this year. You got this!