PSAT/NMSQT - Preliminary SAT & National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
What is the PSAT/NMSQT?
Available to sophomores and juniors, the PSAT/NMSQT is an assessment The College Board offers every October that serves two general purposes. First, the PSAT/NMSQT provides practice and feedback about potential SAT performance. Second, when taken junior year, it allows students the opportunity to enter the National Merit Scholarship competition. Students typically take it at their own school.
What is the NMSQT?
The NMSQT is a very prestigious national scholarship competition. Of the approximately 1.5 million annual entrants, around 50,000 advance in the competition. Many scholarships are available through this program.
When do Students Take the PSAT/NMSQT?
The PSAT/NMSQT can be taken 10th & 11th grade. It is typically given during mid-October at local schools.
What is the PSAT/NMSQT Scoring Scale?
PSAT/NMSQT Resources & Links
Video - Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Score Report
Other Online Resources & Links
PSAT 8/9 Information
What is the PSAT 8/9?
According to The College Board, the PSAT 8/9 is the first it's series of college readiness assessments. The PSAT 8/9 serves several purposes. First, it allows students to assess their college readiness skills. Second, students begin preparing for the SAT, an assessment many colleges use when evaluate applicants for admission. Third, it offers students the opportunity to evaluate their potential for AP coursework. Finally, it allows educators to examine present academic skill.
When do Student Take the PSAT 8/9?
The PSAT 8/9 may be given at local schools in the Fall or Spring
What is the PSAT 8/9 Scoring Scale?
PSAT 8/9 Resources & Links
SAT College Readiness Benchmarks