In junior year the PSAT serves as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT). While the PSAT is primarily designed for juniors, many sophomores will take the exam as practice for the NMSQT. Scores often improve between sophomore and junior years as students develop their skills in the areas tested. To learn more about the PSAT, visit collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10.
The fee to register for the PSAT is $15.00 for the exam. An additional $11.00 MAY be required to cover the costs of hiring proctors. Payment must be made in person from September 21 – 24 (see instructions below). You will receive an update on the full cost before it is time to submit payment.
Registration is a Two Step Process
- Students must register on-line at www.TotalRegistration.net/PSAT/222300 and print one confirmation form. The registration deadline is Tuesday, September 22nd.
- The School Counseling Secretaries will be outside the cafeteria at all 3 lunches on September 21st, 22nd and September 24th to collect registration forms and the full registration cost. Students who do not submit their payment and registration forms by September 24th may forfeit their registration.
Wednesday, October 28th is an early release school day and absences for test takers will be excused for any affected classes. The exam is two hours and forty-five minutes long, plus additional time for instructions and completing personal information on the answer sheet. (A letter mailed home recently about the PSAT mistakenly states the test is two hours and ten minutes.)
Students who receive extra time accommodations approved by College Board will be notified of the testing timeframe based upon their specific accommodations. More detailed information about test day will be communicated soon.
Students will need a photo identification to take the exam. The most commonly used IDs would be their school ID, a driver’s license, driving permit or a valid passport. If your child cannot locate this, the school office can print out an acceptable ID for the exam.
If you have further questions concerning this test please email your child’s school counselor.