2018 PSAT/NMSQT REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
The next PSAT/NMSQT exam will be Wednesday, October 16 at WHS. Registration will begin mid-September.
The PSAT is over-----What next?
Your student has just completed the PSAT. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions:
When will I get my PSAT scores?
PSAT scores will be available electronically for students the week of December 10th. Students will receive an email from CollegeBoard when the scores are ready to view (as long as they provide a valid email on test day).
How will I get the scores?
You may access your scores electronically in your College Board account .
How do I access the electronic scores?
1. Create a College Board account (if you do not already have one) at www.collegeboard.org
2. Log in & access your scores on the Home page (“PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, & PSAT 8/9 Scores”)
How do I interpret the scores?
Check the College Board for help interpreting your scores.
What can I do now?
Continue working hard with your high school academics. Check out your College Board account for free resources for SAT preparation with Khan Academy, college & career exploration, financial aid information, etc. Khan Academy has a FREE SAT preparation resource that can be linked to your College Board account to provide an individualized prep plan.
WHS will administer the exam on Wednesday, October 10, 2018
The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) will be administered on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at Newbury Park High School, Thousand Oaks High School, and Westlake High School. This year, CVUSD is proud to offer the PSAT/NMSQT free of charge to all our high school junior students.
- The PSAT is designed to help students prepare for the SAT. Students can become familiar with the types of questions and the directions they will see on the SAT. The three parts of the PSAT are critical reading, mathematics, and writing skills.
- The PSAT assesses skills developed through years of study in a wide range of courses as well as through experiences outside the classroom. It is many students’ first official step on the path to college.
- The PSAT lets individual students compare their ability to do college work with the ability of other college-bound students. After the test, students receive a Report of Student Answers and a test book to review their performance.
- Taken in the junior year, the PSAT/NMSQT serves as an initial screening of more than one million participants in the National Merit Scholarship Program, which identifies and honors academically talented students and provides college undergraduate scholarships for a sizable number of the participants.
- You may obtain information about the PSAT by logging onto: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html
- Please note there will be NO admittance without a photo ID and NO electronic devices of any kind will be allowed.
- If you need additional information, please connect with your student’s counselor or call the counseling office with specific questions.
All Grade 11 students MUST fill out the Google Form https://goo.gl/forms/8zKGMtAIY1yjyzeq1 to opt-out of the PSAT exam. Students opting-out will be assigned to Study Periods on the date of testing.
For students in grades 9 & 10 priority registration begins Monday, September 10, 2018 and continues through Friday, September 28, 2018. Please use the attached Registration Form and attach $25 check-only payment payable to “CVUSD”. Parent phone numbers MUST be written on the checks. Forms & payments may be turned in at College & Career Center, Student Store, or Counseling. Quantities are limited; first come-first served for Grades 9/10.