PSAT – 9th & 11th graders, register NOW!

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.