October, Grades 10 & 11

The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is for juniors and accelerated sophomores (top 10%) as a practice test for the SAT Reasoning Test.

It is a t
hree-hour test consisting of two verbal, two mathematics, and one writing skills sections. 

Detailed results help to alert students to what areas they scored best/worst in and predict an approximate equivalent score for the SAT I. The PSAT is unique in that you receive your test booklet and correct answers with your results. Thus, you can go back and check your work.

Of the 1.2 million students who take the test annually, 15,000 become National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists that can later lead to academic honors. Junior year is the only year that counts towards National Merit Qualifying; sophomore year is just an opportunity to practice.

PSAT College Board Website Link

Registration for the PSAT at FHS is located in the 3rd Floor Counseling Office.

Katie Kelly
School Counselor
[email protected]