Juniors and Sophomores:

PSAT at Hamilton High School

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) will be given on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 from 7:20–10:30 a.m. at Hamilton High School. This voluntary test provides an opportunity for college-bound juniors to experience and practice taking a shortened version of the SAT Reasoning Test. (The SAT can be used for the University of Wisconsin System admission although the ACT is preferred.)

The PSAT is the only route of entry into the National Merit Scholarship Competition (NMSC) for Juniors and may be required for some other scholarships. The most common reasons for taking the PSAT/NMSQT are:

  • To receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. You can then focus your preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice.
  • To see how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.
  • To enter the competition for scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (grade 11).
  • To help prepare for the SAT. You can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT.

Interested students must register in the Student Services office beginning Tuesday, September 3rd but no later than Thursday, September 19th. The $17.00 test fee is payable at the time of registration. Please know that we have a limited number of spots available for this test and students will be signed up on a first come, first serve basis. If capacity has not been reached on September 19th, this opportunity will be opened to sophomore students on Friday, September 20th written and P.A. announcements will be made to make students and parents aware.