The PSAT is given only once each year and is excellent practice for the SAT. It is also the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test for this year’s juniors. For many students the PSAT is the first official step on the road to college.
The PSAT is recommended for all juniors. Sophomores are also encouraged to take the PSAT to practice for the official results when they take it their junior year.
The PSAT will be given this year on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, here at South. (There is no Saturday offering this year.) Registration will run from September 28th 7:00am until October 8th 2:30pm. Sign up early, as there are a limited number of tests. Once we run out, we cannot order more. Parents/students can pay online with a credit card through Zangle Parent Connect during that timeframe, or with cash/check with Ms. Thornton in the front office. The cost will be $20.
Test results should be returned by the College Board in December. Counselors have the actual test booklet used by each student and will return the test booklet along with the student’s scored answer sheet to each individual. This gives students the opportunity to review and further prepare for the SAT, or in the case of sophomores, for next year’s PSAT.