Why take the PSAT/NMSQT?

 

PSATOn Wednesday, October 28, our school will administer the PSAT/NMSQT®, a test that showcases the skills and knowledge you are learning in class that are essential for college. We encourage you to take advantage of the many benefits PSAT/NMSQT offers:

1) Get connected to colleges and universities across the country — and to scholarship organizations — by opting into Student Search Service® on the test.
2) Get ready for the new SAT®. Taking the PSAT/NMSQT is great practice for the new SAT and helps sharpen your skills for college. After you get your scores you can link them to Khan Academy® to keep practicing where you need it most.
3) Get matched with AP® courses that make the most of your strengths. AP can give you an edge in the admission process, and the opportunity to earn college credit.
4) For juniors, a qualifying score is your key to scholarships through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and hundreds of other organizations. In 2016, many new organizations have partnered with CollegeBoard to offer more money than ever before.

The bottom line: If you’re planning to go to college, you should take the PSAT/NMSQT. For test preparation, utilize your student guide, which includes a full-length practice test, or visit Khan Academy for free test prep. Ask your counselor for more information about what the PSAT/NMSQT can do for you, and visit psat.org. See you on test day!