PSAT

The PSAT/NMSQT is a practice version of the SAT that is offered free of charge to all 10th grade students during the fall semester.  The test for 2019 will be Wednesday, October 16.   The test helps prepare students for the SAT and provides them with access to customized test preparation based on their scores. 

Students in 11th grade may choose to take the PSAT  to attempt to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship program.  There is a testing fee (determined by the College Board) of $17.00 for 11th grade students.   Fee waivers may be available for 11th grade students who receive free or reduced lunch. Waivers are limited, so students are encouraged to register early.  Students must request a waiver when they register. 

Accelerated 9th grade students may take the PSAT if space is available.  There is a $17.00 fee for 9th grade students.  The test is not recommended for 9th grade students who are not currently taking 10th or above grade level courses. 

How do I register? 

Registration will open on August 19.  Students who wish to take the PSAT must register with Mrs. Wood in the main office by the end of the school day on Friday, September 13There will be no exceptions to this deadline! Students in 11th and 9th grades (accelerated students) must pay the required fee at the time of registration.  

10th Grade Students click here to register (you must see Mrs. Wood to pick up your PSAT Student Guide)

Accelerated 9th and 11th Grade students must register in the main office to pay testing fees. 

When is the test? 

The PSAT will be given during the school day on Wednesday, October 16.  

Will there be a make-up or alternate date for the test? 

No. The testing date is determined by the College Board and make-up testing is not available. Fees will not be refunded if students are absent on the testing date.

How will I get my scores? 

Scores are typically released by the College Board in December. Score reports are sent electronically to the student's College Board account.  Students must set up a College Board account on the College Board website to receive their scores.  Information from the College Board on how to access your scores will be available on the College Board/PSAT website. 

Other questions? 

Contact Mrs. Wood in the main office or via e-mail at wooda@calhounschools.org. 

Links/Resources

PSAT/NMSQT website

REMIND 101 for the 2019 PSAT - text @78ebac to 81010

Student Guide to the PSAT (hard copy provided to student upon registration)