2021 PSAT

  • PSAT/NMSQT 2021

    Date: Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

    Location: Paul Laurence Dunbar 


    To Register for the PSAT/NMSQT:

    October 13th, 2021 PSAT/NMSQT Registration


    * Please Note: It is free to take this exam as a 10th or 11th grader this year thanks to FCPS. When you register, click next when asked about payment. 


     About PSAT/NMSQT

    The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).  It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.

    Why should students take the PSAT?

    • Any student interested in applying for Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) should take the PSAT during their sophomore or junior year.
    • Receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study.  You can then focus your preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice.
    • See how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.
    • Enter the competition for scholarships from NMSC (grade 11).
    • Help prepare for the SAT.  You can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT.
    • Receive information from colleges when you check "yes" to Student Search Service.

    What's on the Test

    The test consists of four sections:

    • The Reading Test – 60 minutes, 47 questions
    • The Writing and Language Test – 35 minutes, 44 questions
    • Math Test, No Calculator Portion – 25 minutes, 17 questions
    • Math Test, Calculator Portion – 45 minutes, 31 questions

    For more information click: More PSAT/NMSQT Information

    Still have questions?

    Contact callie.donovan@fayette.kyschools.us for any additional PSAT questions.