Q: What is the Preliminary SAT (PSAT)?A: AKA National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT). 3 parts: Critical Reading, Writing, and Math. Each 80 points for a total of 240. It takes around 2 hours.

Q: Why should I take it?

A: It is good practice for the SAT and qualifies you for the National Merit Scholarship.

Q: How do I sign up for the PSAT?

A: You can sign up through the counseling office with your school.

Q: When should I take it?

A: Once as practice as a sophomore. For the scholarship as a junior, in September

Q: How does the scholarship process work?

A: If you get above the 99th percentile you become a Semifinalist.You will then have to fill out an application to become a Finalist. Over half of the Finalists get scholarships.

*It isn’t easy, but studying hard, practicing, and getting help if necessary will get you above a 2000!