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 on the exam. To learn more about the PSAT, visit collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/inside-the-test.
Signing Up for the PSAT is a Two Step Process
- Students must register on-line at http://bit.ly/wboropsat16. The registration deadline is Tuesday, September 20th.
- After registering online, students must pay their registration fee in person on September 21st or 22nd. On those days, the School Counseling Secretaries will be outside the cafeteria at all 3 lunches to collect registration fees. Students who do not submit their payment and registration forms by September 22nd may forfeit their registration.
- The registration fee for the 2016 PSAT is $26. This includes the exam costs from College Board ($15) as well as the additional costs for WHS to hire proctors and test administrators. College Board waives the $15 exam cost for JUNIORS who receive free or reduced lunch (if you are a junior receiving free/reduced lunch, please indicate that on the online registration form).
- Students will be responsible to pay their PSAT registration fee in full by check, cash or money order. Please make checks payable to “Westborough High School” with the student’s name on the check. Each student will receive a PSAT Practice Booklet when payment is made.
Students will need to bring 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.