Students enrolled at Carroll Senior High School and Carroll High School, can register here for the 2017 PSAT/NMSQT exam to be administered on WEDNESDAY, October 11, 2017.

Please read through the information below and then click on “Order the PSAT Exam” to submit an order.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 25, 2017

1. Registration & Fees

Students must register for the 2017 PSAT/NMSQT exam between August 28, 2017and September 25, 2017 (midnight, CST).  The cost for each exam is $22.00. The exam will be administered at Carroll Senior High School on WEDNESDAY, October 11, 2017.

Late registration is from September 25 until September 29, 2017 (4pm CST). Late Registration will incur a $10 penalty fee.

Carroll Senior High School encourages students in grade  9 and 11 to register for the PSAT/NMSQT. (Seniors do not take the PSAT/NMSQT.) Grade 10 students are automatically registered for the PSAT/NMSQT and fees for grade 10 students are paid for by your school. Grade 10 students do not need to register.

A number of College Board fee waivers for PSAT may be available to students who are eligible for free or reduced lunch or other public assistance programs. To apply for a fee reduction, contact Mrs. Shela Daniel in the Carroll Senior High School Guidance Office prior to the registration deadline date. You can also email her at shela.daniel@southlakecarroll.edu. Students who qualify for a fee reduction will receive a discount code to apply to the online registration form.

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2. Refunds and Cancellations

After registering, students may decide not to take the PSAT exam. Deadline for students to cancel their PSAT registration  is September 24, 2017 at midnight CST. To cancel your registration, please email cancel@aptestservice.com  and include in the email your name, school of enrollment, and student ID number. The refund amount that you will receive is $9.

3. Why take the PSAT/NMSQT exam?

9th grade students are encouraged to take the PSAT as a precursor to future testing. This gives parents and students an idea of where your particular strengths are, relative to what is tested on the SAT. Students are also encouraged to take the PSAT in order to begin receiving information from colleges that may be a best fit. It is one of the first steps in beginning to communicate with colleges and demonstrate some interest. This can be a very useful tool in beginning to hone your test taking skills for the following years, and will expose you to a number of colleges.

11th grade students are encouraged to take the PSAT for three reasons:  First, it gives the most accurate assessment of where you are likely to score on the actual SAT, and gives you an idea of where to focus your preparation skills and energy when studying for the SAT. Second, you are entered as part of the National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test, a competition that awards some top scoring students with scholarships and increased visibility to colleges. Finally, it’s another form of practice, which reduces test anxiety during the actual test.

4. Where do you report for the PSAT exam?

Testing locations for 11th graders will be posted in the library windows at CSHS.

5. PSAT Exam Score reporting

PSAT score reports are usually available  in mid-December. Score reports will be available via the College Board website at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scores  Questions and interpretation of the PSAT should be referred to the Carroll Senior HS Guidance office.

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