WHAT is the PSAT/NMSQT? Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
WHY? Scores on the PSAT provide detailed information on a student's progress towards college and career readiness. The score reports are very detailed and provide specifics on areas of skill strength and areas of needed improvement. ONLY Juniors who take the PSAT/NMSQT will be entered into the National Merit Scholarship Competition (nationalmerit.org).
WHO? Strongly recommended, but not mandatory, for juniors.**For this fall 2017, the PSAT will be offered to juniors first. Any juniors who would prefer to take the Pre-ACT over the PSAT, will go on a waiting list - first come first served.
**If a junior opts to take the Pre-ACT in place of the PSAT, they will not be eligible to participate in the National Merit Scholarship Program as the NMSQT is connected to the PSAT only. NMSQT tends to benefit the top percentage of test takers.
DATE of PSAT: Saturday October 14th, 2017
TIME: Students should arrive at the Cafeteria for check-in at 7:30am
DISMISSAL: Students will be dismissed at approximately 11am
DISMISSAL FOR STUDENTS WITH ACCOMMODATIONS: Will vary depending on the accommodation. Students with accommodations should bring lunch as testing may extend beyond lunchtime.
COST: Registration by 9/27/17: $30Late registration by 10/2/17: $45 - acceptance of late registration is based on availability of tests
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Students eligible for free and reduced lunch or student experiencing financial hardship should see their counselor.
PRACTICE TEST MATERIALS: Available at collegereadiness.collegeboard.org, plus an Official Student Guide with practice test questions that will be given to students when payment is submitted for the test. The Official Student Guide is available in the Guidance office and can be picked up when payment is submitted.
OTHER WAYS TO PRACTICE: Follow the College Board on Twitter (@SATQuestion) and on Facebook (facebook.com/thecollegeboard), download the SAT Daily Practice App. Take an official PSAT 10 Practice Test and score it for free (https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice/full-length-practice-test)
STUDENTS WITH APPROVED COLLEGE BOARD TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS: The registration form will require you to list your approved accommodations. In addition, A COPY OF THE COLLEGE BOARD LETTER OF APPROVAL FOR ACCOMMODATIONS IS REQUIRED to be submitted along with payment. Please seal both the letter and the check in an envelope when returning to Guidance.
PROCESS FOR REGISTERING:
1. Complete this online registration form2. Write a check for $30 ($45 if late registration) made payable to Town of Holliston - include PSAT, Student Name and Grade Level in the note section of the check3. Return payment, and College Board letter - if applicable, to the HHS Guidance Office
DEADLINE TO REGISTER & PAY: WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 27th (Late Reg: Friday 10/2)
ROOM ROSTERS: Room rosters will be available on the guidance website (https://hhsguidance.wordpress.com/) the Thursday prior to testing, October 12th.