The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, or PSAT/NMSQT is an exam that most students take at some point during their high school careers. Most students don’t know why it’s so important to take this exam. Below are some of the reasons why it’s so important.
Why it matters to take the PSAT:
• Taking the PSAT can help predict how you’ll perform on the SAT.
• Taking the PSAT can help you increase your test-taking stamina.
• Students that take the PSAT during their Junior year and score well can qualify to become a
National Merit Scholar.
• Taking the PSAT is the best way to practice for the actual SAT exam.
• Before taking the PSAT students have to fill out a pre-registration form, which allows students to indicate whether they want to receive information from colleges and uninvites.
What if did poorly on the PSAT?
It’s alright! Taking the PSAT is meant purely for practice. PSAT scores are not sent to colleges, and will have no impact on college applications.
PSAT Test Dates for 2022:
PSAT Exams are often offered at least three times a year. Students should contact their school
counselors to inquire the PSAT test-dates for their school.
• Primary test date: Wednesday, October 12th, 2022
• Saturday test date: October 15th, 2022
• Alternative test date: Tuesday, October 25th, 2022
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