The PSAT will be administered at Sobrato on Wednesday, October 16th. To view the bell schedule for that day, click here.
- 10th graders take the test for FREE and are automatically pre-registered. You’re all set!
- 9th & 11th graders are invited to register on a first come, first served basis. The fee is $25. Students can register for the exam in ASB during lunch or brunch or online. Seats are limited, so register early! Deadline: October 10th at 3:30pm.
FREE SAT & PSAT practice by logging on to your Naviance accounts! Sobrato’s Counseling Center also has sample test booklets available to students.
What is the PSAT?
PSAT/NMSQT stands for Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. It is a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT Reasoning Test™ (a test all students must take in order to apply to a 4-year college). It also gives 11th grade students a chance to enter National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) scholarship programs.
The PSAT/NMSQT measures:
- critical reading skills
- math problem-solving skills
- writing skills
Why should my child take the PSAT?
- Students who take the PSAT score higher on the SAT.
- Students who take the PSAT receive their scores and learn how they performed on EACH question. This will help you to know which skills you need to improve upon.
- Juniors should plan to take the SAT at least once this year; the PSAT in fall will help to prepare for the real thing!
- 11th grade results on the PSAT are used for National Merit Scholarships. ALL 11TH GRADE STUDENTS SHOULD TAKE THE PSAT.
- You can see how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.
- Please take a moment to review this article from Forbes Magazine (Oct 2015) regarding the PSAT.