• PSAT helps prepare you for the SAT

    Taken by sophomores and juniors as practice for the SAT.  When taken as a sophomore, scores can be used for Running Start placement. When taken as a junior, your scores may qualify you for a National Merit Scholarship. Offered only once per year - Wednesday, October 12, 2022

    What is the PSAT?

    The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a comprehensive assessment program that helps create a college-going culture in schools by providing practice for the SAT and offering a valuable array of free services for students and educators.
    Students who take the PSAT/NMSQT can enter scholarship competitions and use My College QuickStart to tap into personalized college and career planning resources.

    Why should students take the PSAT/NMSQT?

    The PSAT/NMSQT is the best preparation for the SAT. Students who take the test in 11th grade and meet other program entry requirements may enter National Merit Scholarship Corporation programs.

    Who should take the PSAT/NMSQT?

    Typically, students take the PSAT/NMSQT in grade 11 of high school. It is also beneficial for younger students to take the test to get a head start on improving academic skills needed for success in college and beyond and placement purposes.

    Where can I get more information?

    The CollegeBoard website is