The PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is a standardized test that most high schools in the United States administer to 11th grade students on October 10th, 2018. Considered to be a “preliminary SAT,” the PSAT test gives students a sense of the format, question types, content, and time limits that they will encounter on the SAT. Additionally, the PSAT test serves as a qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. This means that some of the highest scoring students may win scholarship money. The PSAT test is a practice for the SAT and ACT and one of the starting points on the college admissions journey. For additional information regarding the test visit: www.collegeboard.org/psat. The cost will be $16.00 per test. Limited fee waivers are available. A registration link has been sent to you through Schoology. Use the Schoology link or the link on the Park Center home page to express your interest in taking the test in October. If there is room 10th grade students can register as well, but their scores will not qualify for the National Merit Scholarship. Registration must be completed by September 11th in order for a test to be ordered for each examinee.