Families and students enrolled at Bearden HS can register here for the 2023 PSAT/NMSQT® exam to be administered during school hours on October 24, 2023
Please read through the information below and then click on Order the PSAT/NMSQT® Exam to submit an order.
Deadline to Register: September 8, 2023 (Or when Max Capacity is reached)
1. Registration & Fees
Students must register for the DIGITAL 2023 PSAT/NMSQT® exam between August 14, 2023 and September 8, 2023 (midnight CST) OR when capacity has been reached. Early registration is recommended as registration will end when all spots are reserved. No late registration is possible.
The exam will be administered at Bearden High School on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 during school hours.
The cost for each exam is $25.00.*
If you do not attend Bearden High School, please see the notes below.
A limited number of tests are available, please sign up early.
*Fee reductions are available for Juniors who are eligible. To check on eligibility and receive your Fee Reduction Code to apply to the online registration form, please email Ms. Smiley at firstname.lastname@example.org. (The Fee Reduction Code when entered into the online registration form will reduce the cost of the exam as appropriate.)
Click on the link below to place your order/registration. Registration is possible only by completing the online form. Payment can be submitted by mailing in a check or by paying online with a credit or debit card. A small fee will be added to the exam cost if using a debit or credit card for payment. Mail In Payment instructions will be included in the form and emailed in the order summary. Postmark deadline to ensure timely processing of the mail in payment is September 2, 2023.
2. Why take the PSAT/NMSQT® exam?
9th, 10th and 11th grade students are encouraged to take the PSAT® for a variety of reasons: 1) It gives the most up-to-date picture of where you are likely to score on the actual SAT. This will assist you in determining where you wish to spend your time and effort in preparing for the SAT® exam. 2) As a junior, you are entered as a part of the National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test (NMSQT®), a competition that awards some top scoring students across the nation with scholarships. 3) Another chance at a practice exam is always a good idea. This will help you to get a feel for the actual exam, which may help to reduce testing anxiety
Beginning in 2023, this exam is a digital exam.
3. Can I cancel my exam and receive a refund?
No. Cancellations and refunds of the exam fees is not possible.
Note Regarding Non-BHS Students:
BHS is happy to provide a testing site for Home School Students who live in the Bearden High School Zone for the PSAT/NMSQT. To check on eligibility and receive your Home School Approval Code (necessary to complete the online registration and payment form), please email email@example.com.
If you are unsure of what KCS School you are zoned, please check this website https://www.kgis.org/portal/OnlineTools/SchoolZoneSearch.aspx Any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fee for Home School Students will be $30.00 for the PSAT/NMSQT.
How do I prepare for the exam?
The College Board offers detailed information as well as preparation tools developed in partnership with The Khan Academy. To access these tools via The College Board’s PSAT/NMSQT® informational page, click here.
What do I need to know about the test day?
Exam day specifics and reporting information will be communicated by your campus closer to the test date. Please plan for the following:
- ALL students taking the exam must have a CURRENT school- or government-issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license or school ID.)
- Students must bring their approved digital device in a fully-charged state to the exam (we recommend to bring a charge cord as well!)
- Restart the device before exam day so that the exam app “Bluebook” is the most current version.
- Students must know what their College Board account/profile log in credentials are – this is the same account you would use to log into MyAP for AP Classes/exams as well as the same account used for SAT exam orders on http://collegeboard.org
- Students must know the log in credentials and check that they are correct BEFORE exam day since contacting College Board on exam day will not be feasible due to time constraints.
- Do NOT create a new account or profile if you’re struggling to log into your previously created account! All exam scores and information must be on the same account.
- If a student is not sure how to log into their College Board accounts, or need to create one, please visit the College Board Accounts page at https://account.collegeboard.org/
- Students may also bring water and a snack
- Review the College Board digital exam requirements for exam day (what you may and may not bring): https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/digital/what-to-bring-do/what-to-bring
When and how are scores for the exam released?
Exam scores are typically released in mid-December via The College Board’s online portal.
When PSAT/NMSQT® scores are ready online, the student will receive from College Board an email with instructions to go to the online score report, and how to use the access code to view scores. Please visit College Board’s website for detailed information on how to access PSAT/NMSQT® scores.
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