The PSAT is a required exam for all 11th grade students during the regular school day. If your student is absent on the day of the test, it is the student’s responsible to find a Saturday test day location and register there.
The PSAT/NMSQT is a test that can qualify you for scholarships and other honors. It can also help you begin to plan for college, by helping identify the academic skills that need improvement and what skills you exceed at.
PSAT/NMSQT stands for Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
- It measures the skills you’ve developed in reading, math and writing.
- Typically, students take the test as juniors and sophomores, although some take it earlier.
- The test is cosponsored by the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.