Exam Date: October 25, 2022 (during school hours)
Registration Deadline: September 12, 2022 11:59pm EST
How do I register for the exam?
Registration for the 2022 PSAT/NMSQT Exam opens August 1, 2022 to students currently enrolled in grade 9 and 11 at Bowdon High School. (Grade 10 students will take the PSAT/NMSQT at no charge and do not need to register. Grade 10 students will be automatically registered by the school.)
Click on the “Order the PSAT/NMSQT®” button below and complete the online registration and payment form before 11:59pm EST, September 12, 2022.
What are the fees for the exam?
The exam fee is $20 per exam.
Payment is submitted at the end of the online payment form. Payment can be submitted online with a debit or credit card, or by mailing in a check or money order. A 3.1% credit card processing fee is added to the cost of the exam automatically if paying with a debit or credit card. There is no additional fee for mailing in payment. Mail in instructions are provided on the payment form. Postmark deadline to mail in a payment and ensure timely processing is September 6, 2022.
Why take the PSAT/NMSQT® exam?
The PSAT/NMSQT® (PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is a 2.5-hour version of the College Board’s SAT®. The PSAT/NMSQT® measures verbal, mathematical, and writing abilities important to success in university and provides practice for taking the SAT® in their senior year. The PSAT/NMSQT® can be used to predict performance on the SAT. The PSAT® is not used in US university admission; scores will be sent only to the student and to the school.
In the grade 11 year, the PSAT/NMSQT® exam is also the qualifying exam for the National Merit Scholarship.
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 directly to registrants closer to the exam day by your school. 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 two #2 pencils with erasers or they will not be admitted
- A 4-function calculator is also recommended
- Students may also bring water and a snack
Please see The College Board PSAT/NMSQT® Test Day Checklist for what to bring and what not to bring.
Can I cancel the exam and get a refund?
Cancellations are not allowed per BHS policies.
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 on how to create a College Board profile, how 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.
For questions or assistance with exam fee submission, please contact APTS at firstname.lastname@example.org