PSAT registration will be Monday 9/13 - Friday 9/17. The PSAT is open to Juniors, Sophomores, and Interested Freshman. The cost is $20. The test will be Wednesday, October 13th. We only have 150 slots available for this year's PSAT-NMSQT. There will be a registration table at all lunches Monday 9/13-Friday 917. You must pay in order to be registered for the PSAT.
Why should I consider taking the PSAT?
If you are thinking about taking college classes while in high school, it’s a great idea to take the PSAT. Scores can be used to help you be eligible to take CCC&TI courses.
The PSAT/NMSQT is the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The PSAT is a great primer for the SAT, and even the ACT, but it’s more than just a trial run. PSAT scores are used to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships. More than 3.4 million high school students (mostly juniors and sophomores) take this nationwide, multiple-choice test every year.
The PSAT won’t count towards your college admissions applications, but it is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship. Some of the highest scoring students may win scholarship money, so while you shouldn’t stress out about the PSAT, you certainly shouldn’t ignore it either. Use the PSAT as practice for the SAT and ACT and an important guidepost on your college admissions journey.