PSAT/NMSQT - Who, When, Where?


9th, 10th and 11th- Graders @ school Oct. 14


The School District of Philadelphia is pleased to announce a renewed partnership with the College Board to provide access to the new PSAT 8/9 for all 9th graders in the district and the PSAT for all 10th graders at no cost to the schools or students. The test is open to all 11th graders (check with your child's school counselor to see if they are eligible to receive a fee waiver for the exam).

Parent letter from Christopher Shaffer, Deputy Chief, about the PSAT/NMSQT below:
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For Translated Version click below:

PSAT at a Glance

The PSAT/NMSQT (or National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is a preliminary version of the SAT. Not only does the PSAT help prepare students to take the SAT or ACT, a great score on the PSAT can also open the door to National Merit Scholarships and other awards. With $180 million dollars in scholarships awarded to students that achieve high scores on the PSAT, how you perform on the exam can help you earn scholarship dollars that change the direction of your college planning. The PSAT is much more than a practice test.

In the fall of 2015, students will see a new version of this exam, which will be fully aligned with the new SAT debuting in March 2016. For more test change resources, visit the SAT Test Change Resource Center.

The new PSAT, launching in October 2015, is 2 hours and 45 minutes long and tests your skills in Reading, Writing, and Math. The highest score possible on the PSAT is 1520.

CollegeBoard PSAT/NMSQT Practice Preparations

Click HERE for PSAT/NMSQT Cram Sessions

CollegeBoard + KHAN ACADEMY Practice

For the First Time ever the CollegeBoard and KHAN ACADEMY are offering FREE Practice Tests. Students will get to know the redesigned SAT, see PERSONALIZED Practice, stay on top of important SAT Dates and News.