• PSAT/NMSQT  (PreSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) 

    Tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, January 26, 2021

    All colleges that require an entrance exam as part of their admission decision will accept either the ACT OR the SAT. It is necessary to take the PSAT to enter the National Merit Scholarship program (NMSQT) as a junior.  The PSAT also gives you practice for college admissions tests such as the SAT and the ACT.  The PSAT will give you a strong indication of how you might do on the SAT but is NOT  a college admissions test and is NOT required in order to attend a four-year college.   

    Students may use a calculator on the math section of the test. Therefore, while it is not mandatory, it is strongly recommended that all students bring a calculator on test day (students may not share calculators during the examination). 

    Sign ups will begin mid-December and payment will be made online.  The cost of the test will be $17.00

    Practice tests can be found at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice/full-length-practice-tests

    What is the NMSQT? It stands for the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. It refers to the PSAT that students take in their sophomore or junior year to enter the National Merit Scholarship competition, along with tens of thousands of other students (around 1.6 million annually).

    Any questions can be directed to Stephanie Woodbury at 651-748-6182 or email at swoodbury@isd622.org.