- It is considered a practice run for students who plan to take the SAT , which is the test many colleges require for admission
- You can take the PSAT as early as 9th grade, so it is never too early to start practicing for the SAT.
- The scores tend to improve with every year a student stays in school. The more practice you have in taking standardized tests, the better you will do.
- It is used to select students who apply for the National Merit Scholarship.
- It is also used to choose students for the National Assistance Scholarship Program for Outstanding Black Students.
- If you like, you can also have your scores reported to colleges interested in students scoring in your range. You will receive many pamphlets, catalogs, and brochures telling you about those schools.
- For More Information & Test Dates: Visits collegeboard.com
What are the PSATS?
The PSAT is a test that can help you prepare for the SAT. The SAT is a test that many students take in order to apply to college. If you need more information about the SAT, it can be found in the section for high school students. Some high school students take another test, the ACT, to use to apply to college, but taking the PSAT can help you prepare for taking standardized tests in general and will definitely help you prepare for the SAT. The PSAT/NMSQT stands for Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Here are some things you should know about the PSAT/NMSQT: