1. Registration & Fees
Students must register for the 2018 PSAT/NMSQT exam between August 29, 2018 and September 27, 2018 (Midnight CST). No late registration is possible.
The exam will be administered at Princeton High School on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, during school hours. The cost for each exam is $19.00.
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2. Fee Reduction Information
A limited 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. Walling prior to the registration deadline date. Students who qualify for a fee reduction will receive a discount code to apply to the online registration form.
3. 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, 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.
4. Where do you report for the PSAT/NMSQT exam?
On the morning of the exam, students will report directly to the Practice Gym at 7:30 a.m. No student will be admitted to the testing site after the testing begins. Students will be released from the testing site back to their regular schedules at the conclusion of the exam.
5. When are scores released?
PSAT results are usually sent to schools in late December and they will be released to students during a meeting with the Counselors. This meetings will help explain test results and give strategies to assist students in preparing for SAT exams. The date of this meeting has been tentatively scheduled for January, 2019. More information in the “Official Student Guide to the PSAT/NMSQT – 2018” bulletin available in Mrs. Walling’s office.
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