The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is a student’s first official step on the road to college. It encourages students to start planning for life after high school by either jump-starting their college search process, or for some, introducing them to the concept of college. The PSAT/NMSQT helps students become college ready. It provides detailed feedback on skills, access to scholarships and personalized online tools, and excellent practice for the SAT. The PSAT/NMSQT assesses the critical reading, mathematics, and writing skills students need for college and beyond. The PSAT test is intended to expose juniors to the SAT process, although sophomores may apply at CHS for the experience, only juniors will qualify for NMS recognition.
HOW TO SIGN UP FOR THE PSAT’S?
Sign-ups will be in the cafeteria during all lunches from Monday, Sept. 22nd through Friday, Sept. 26th.
- Bring cash or a check for $22.00 made out to Colchester School District and you’ll then get a PSAT guide bulletin which will have tips on how to do well on the test, a practice test to get you ready, and more helpful information.
- You must pay your test fee at the same time you register.
- If you receive free or reduced lunch, there is funding available to help you pay for the test. Please see your guidance counselor for information.
Students who attend CTE and are interested in taking the PSAT should contact their counselor directly to arrange a time to sign up before the end of the day on Friday, Sept. 26th.