The PSAT® at a Glance
The PSAT/NMSQT (or National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is a preliminary version of the SAT. Not only does the PSAT help prepare students to take the SAT or ACT, a great score on the PSAT can also open the door to National Merit Scholarships and other awards. With $180 million dollars in scholarships awarded to students that achieve high scores on the PSAT, how you perform on this exam can help you earn scholarship dollars that change the direction of your college planning. The PSAT is much more than a practice test.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THE TEST:
- 11th- and 10th-graders preparing to go to college after graduation.
WHEN IS THE TEST:
- Oct. 19, 2023 @ 7:30 AM in the GKHS Gym
HOW MUCH IS THE TEST:
- The PSAT price is $20 and must be paid to the ASB office. The test is first-come, first-serve and there is no guarantee we will have spots available if you wait that long to pay. Spots are limited.
- If you are a junior, and on free and reduced lunch, are eligible for a fee waiver. Please check with the ASB office when registering for the test.
WHAT DO I BRING THE DAY OF THE TEST:
- School or Govt ID (MUST HAVE!)
- Fully charged IPad
- Pen or pencil for scratch work
- Approved Calculator
WHAT SHOULD I NOT BRING THE DAY OF THE TEST:
- Any devices, including smartwatches, that can be used to record, transmit, receive or play back audio, photographic, text, or video content
- Protractors, compasses, rulers
- Highlighters, colored pens, colored pencils
- Pamphlets or papers of any kind
- Dictionaries or other books — there are no exceptions, even if English is not your first language
- Food and drinks — including bottled water — unless approved by the College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities. Learn more about testing with accommodations.
HOW IS THE TEST SCORED:
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THE TEST:
Now that I have my scores, how do I use my scores to study for the SAT?
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlveV0131Cw&feature=youtu.be (visit to learn how to link PSAT scores to KHAN academy)
If you have any questions, please see your student's counselor.