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THE PSAT/NMSQT TEST

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The Preliminary SATŪ/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a co-sponsored program by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

PSAT/NMSQT stands for Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT Reasoning Test.. It also gives you a chance to enter National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) scholarship programs. The PSAT/NMSQT measures:

You have developed these skills over many years, both in and out of school. This test doesn't require you to recall specific facts from your classes.

common reasons for taking the PSAT/NMSQT:

Registration

The 2009 PSAT/NMSQT test dates are Wednesday, October 14 and Saturday, October 17. You must sign up for the PSAT/NMSQT at your high school or at another high school in your community. This test is administered by high schools, not through test centers. Online registration for the PSAT/NMSQT is not available. Please note that each high school chooses only one October test date.

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