Families and students enrolled at Carlsbad High School can register here for the 2021 PSAT/NMSQT® exam to be administered on Saturday, October 16, 2021.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 10, 2021 (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 2021 PSAT/NMSQT® exam between August 1, 2021and September 10, 2021 (midnight PST).
The exam will be administered at the Carlsbad High School campus on Saturday, October 16, 2021.
The cost for each exam is $30.
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?
Students may cancel for a full refund of the exam fee ($30) through midnight on September 10, 2021. To cancel, email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the student’s name, name of their school, and the title of the exam (PSAT/NMSQT). Cancellations requests received after 12:01am EST on September 11 and no shows on the day of the exam will not be eligible for any refund.
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.
For questions or assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-855-663-8348.