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Feb. 9, 2010

How Do We Replace a Lost PSAT Score Report?

Question: We received the PSAT score report from our daughter's high school counselor but have misplaced it. Is there a way to get another copy? We would be willing to pay an additional fee, if needed.

You can actually see your daughter's score report online (along with some other bells and whistles that weren't on the paper version) by registering at http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/quickstart.html?excmpid=CBF1-ST-1-PSATreport


But here's the rub ... in order to do so, you'll need to use an access code that's on the score-report booklet ... the one you don't have. :-(

So these are your options:

-Ask the school guidance counselor if s/he can give you an actual copy of the score report

-If not, the counselor should have the access code you need on the school copy of the report as well as on a master score list

-If you are still striking out (and you shouldn't be), call the College Board at (866) 433-7728 (assuming you're in the U.S.) and ask for a new report. It will be sent to you.

Of course, one other option would be to simply lose something else. Usually the best way to find a missing item is to start searching for another missing item. At least that's the way things seem to work at my house. ;-)

Written by

Sally Rubenstone

Sally Rubenstone

Sally Rubenstone knows the competitive and often convoluted college admission process inside out: From the first time the topic of college comes up at the dinner table until the last duffel bag is unloaded on a dorm room floor. She is the co-author of Panicked Parents' Guide to College Admissions; The Transfer Student's Guide to Changing Colleges and The International Student's Guide to Going to College in America. Sally has appeared on NBC's Today program and has been quoted in countless publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Weekend, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, People and Seventeen. Sally has viewed the admissions world from many angles: As a Smith College admission counselor for 15 years, an independent college counselor serving students from a wide range of backgrounds and the author of College Confidential's "Ask the Dean" column. She also taught language arts, social studies, study skills and test preparation in 10 schools, including American international schools in London, Paris, Geneva, Athens and Tel Aviv. As senior advisor to College Confidential since 2002, Sally has helped hundreds of students and parents navigate the college admissions maze. In 2008, she co-founded College Karma, a private college consulting firm, with her College Confidential colleague Dave Berry, and she continues to serve as a College Confidential advisor. Sally and her husband, Chris Petrides, became first-time parents in 1997 at the ripe-old age of 45. So Sally was nearly an official senior citizen when her son Jack began the college selection process, and when she was finally able to practice what she had preached for more than three decades.

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