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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 2019/2020 all 9th,10th and 11th grade students will be taking the test.  Freshmen and Sophomores should take this as a practice SAT test to receive good feedback. Juniors must take the test to qualify for the NMSQT competitions for scholarships and recognition.

How do I register for the test?
For 2019/2020 all 9th through 11th grade students will be automatically registered by John F. Kennedy High School.

When and where is the test administered?
For 2019/2020 the test will be given on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

How much does the test cost?
There is no cost to 9th through 11th grade students or their families.

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 top PSAT scorer in your state. There are 8,000 awards worth more than $32 million. Nearly 600 sponsors underwrite the awards.