All 10th and 11th graders are eligible to participate.
Preliminary SAT /National Merit Scholarship Qualifying TestThe PSAT/NMSQT is typically administered only in October (this year is an exception). Juniors considering college are encouraged to take this test as a practice for the SAT. Sophomores also may take this test as SAT preparation. The score report shows correct and incorrect answers, question by question, offers valuable feedback on strengths and weaknesses, and gives advice regarding how students can improve their SAT scores.PSAT scores enable you to do the following:1. See correct answers and explanations2. Get a personalized SAT study plan3. Search for colleges4. Explore majors and careers5. Learn about scholarship programs6. Take a personality test7. Learn about their AP course/exam potentialStudents attempting to qualify for National Merit status MUST take this test the year before they graduate. For most students, this is junior year.Go to the CollegeBoard/PSAT Website to learn more.
PSAT Test Prep
- PSAT Practice booklets are available in the Counseling Offices
- Get Results Tutoring
- CollegeBoard/PSAT Website (Practice Test)
PSAT Score Report Information
- Create an account OR enter username and password if you already have an account.
- Make your user ID & password something you will remember – you will need it to take future SATs.
The information entered when you create an account must match exactly what you entered on your bubble sheet test day.
- It is usually good idea to use an email address other than your school email because you may want to access scores after graduation.
If you cannot access your scores:
Students who made a previous Collegeboard account can check “account settings” or click “Matching Tool“ to check all information is correct and required fields like address are complete.
If no scores then call PSAT/NMSQT help line @ 866-433-7728 (8:00-4:00) busiest times are 11:30-1:00pm. Press option 1, then press option 2.
Email help line: email@example.com
Here’s a link to a short video that explains what the scores mean, and tells how to connect with Khan Academy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i-bOhSzyig