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PSAT/NMSQT - Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test measures skills in three basic academic areas important for success in college: critical reading, mathematics, and writing skills. More Information.

Who takes the test?  For 2020/2021 the test is tentatively scheduled for January, due to the pandemic.  Look for updated information through schoolloop.  

How do I register for the test?  Further information will be provided once it is determined if it is safe to administer the exam.

When and where is the test administered?  Further information will be provided once it is determined if it is safe to administer the exam.

How much does the test cost?  Further information will be provided once it is determined if it is safe to administer the exam.

How is the test scored?  The test is scored on a 320-1520 scale. There is no penalty for incorrect or omitted answers.

 

How can I qualify to be a National Merit Program Semifinalist?  You must be a 11th grade student who is a top PSAT scorer in your state. There are 8,000 awards worth more than $32 million. Nearly 600 sponsors underwrite the awards.