Date: Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
Location: Paul Laurence Dunbar
To Register for the PSAT/NMSQT:
* 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional PSAT questions.