Families and students enrolled at Carlsbad High School can register here for the 2022 PSAT/NMSQT® exam to be administered on Saturday, October 15, 2022.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 15, 2022 (midnight PST)
Please read through the information & then click on Order the PSAT/NMSQT® Exam to submit an order.
1. Registration & Fees
Students in grades 10 and 11 can register for the 2022 PSAT/NMSQT® exam between August 1, 2022 and September 15, 2022 (midnight PST) (or until spaces are at maximum capacity. Register early!)
The exam will be administered at the Carlsbad High School campus on Saturday, October 15, 2022.
The cost for each exam is $30.
Late Registration (with a penalty fee of $10 per exam) will be possible between September 16 and September 30, 2022 (contingent on space availability.)
2. Why take the PSAT/NMSQT® exam?
The PSAT/NMSQT® (Preliminary SAT®/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® later in the junior or senior year. The PSAT® can be used to predict performance on the SAT®. The PSAT® is not used in university admission; scores will be sent only to the student and to the school.
In the junior year, the PSAT® exam score is used as the qualifying score for the National Merit Scholarship Program.
3. When are scores 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.
4. Can I cancel my exam and receive a refund?
Per Carlsbad HS policy, no refunds are possible. Cancellations are courtesy notices only and should be submitted to your CHS Guidance Counselor.
5. How do I prepare for the exam?
College Board® offers detailed information as well as preparation tools developed in partnership with The Khan Academy. To access these tools, click here.
6. What do I need to know about the test day?
Exam day specifics and reporting information will be communicated closer to the test date by your school directly. 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 (supplies will not be available)
- 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.
7. Where do I report for the exam?
Exam Day reporting details will be made available by your school closer to exam day.
8. Are there fee reductions available?
Yes, students who believe they are eligible for a College Board PSAT® fee reduction should contact Ms. Judi Stapleton at email@example.com – If approved, you will be provided a fee reduction discount code to apply to the online registration form. It will automatically reduce the cost of the exam for you. Please apply for the fee reduction code BEFORE placing your order.
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