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PSAT/NMSQT

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After reading below - Click on the RED PSAT 2018 Icon to Register:

 

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, a College Board exam designed for Juniors, will be administered at Calhoun on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 8-11:45am.

Sophomores who are currently enrolled in Algebra 2 or 2A are also encouraged to take this exam on the same day. Sophomores who are not enrolled in Algebra 2 CC are encouraged to take the Kaplan Practice PSAT Spring 2019.

The PSAT/NMSQT is a two hour and 45 minute exam which serves a number of purposes:

1. Enables your child to assess their reading, math, and writing skills and get personalized feedback from their score report.
2. Experience what the SAT will be like.
3. Academically talented Juniors are automatically entered in the competition for college scholarships
sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
4. It gives students an opportunity to participate in the Student Search Service of the College Board to
receive mail from colleges.
5. The PSAT/NMSQT consists of two parts. Each part has a score between 160 and 760. The parts are:
• Evidence – Based Reading and Writing (Reading Test and Writing/Language Test)
• Math

The registration fee for the October 13th PSAT is $25.00 and students are required  beginning September 15 through October 5, 2018 by clicking on the PSAT icon.

Juniors who receive free or reduced lunch qualify for a fee waiver and must register in person with their counselor by October 5th. College Board does not offer fee waivers for sophomores.

Students registered for the exam should arrive at Calhoun at 7:45am with two #2 pencils and a calculator on Saturday October 13th, 2018. Calculators will not be provided. Students should expect to be released from the exam around 11:30am due to approximately 35 minutes of administrative duties and breaks.

Only students formally approved by College Board for extended time and have received a SSD # will be entitled to extra time. They are REQUIRED to use their entire approved time, which could be as long as 6 hours.
Please contact your child’s counselor with any questions regarding the PSAT.