Registration Deadline: October 5, 2017
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1. Registration & Fees
Students must register for the 2017 PSAT/NMSQT exam by October 5, 2017. No late registration is possible- if you miss registration, please contact your counselor at school for further information. The exam will be administered at Bergen County Technical School Teterboro on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 during school hours. The cost for each exam is $17.00.
2. Why take the PSAT/NMSQT exam?
10th grade students are encouraged to take the PSAT as a first step toward college admissions testing. This gives students and parents an idea of areas of academic strength and areas to practice, relative to what is tested on the SAT. Students are also encouraged to take the PSAT in 10th grade in order to begin receiving information from colleges in which they have an interest. The PSAT is one of the very first steps in opening up communications with specific schools. Taking the PSAT can assist students in practicing their test taking skills and get them ready for retaking the exam during their junior year.
11th grade students are encouraged to take the PSAT for a variety of reasons: 1) it gives the most up-to-date picture of where you are likely to score on the actual SAT. This will assist you in determining where you wish to spend your time and effort in preparing for the SAT exam. 2) As a junior, you are entered as a part of the National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test (NMSQT), a competition that awards some top scoring students across the nation with scholarships. 3) Another chance at a practice exam is always a good idea. This will help you to get a feel for the actual exam, which helps to reduce testing anxiety.
3. When are scores released?
PSAT results are usually sent to schools in late December and then are released to students soon after via the College Board online system.
4. Can I cancel my exam and receive a refund?
No. Refunds and cancellations are not possible.
5. What if I miss the exam?
If you miss the exam on October 11th, you can contact College Board to get a list of schools offering the alternate exam date on October 25 (during school hours.)
6. Are there fee reductions available?
Students eligible for a PSAT exam fee reduction will receive a fee reduction discount code to apply to the price during registration on the online form. For eligibility verification and to receive the code, please contact Ms. Debbie Donohue in the BCTS Administration Office.
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