magnet FINALPSAT/NMSQT for CFS Students

The PSAT is held each fall at CFS for CFS students. The exam will be on a Wednesday or a Saturday, as determined by alignment of national test dates and the Upper School calendar. The College Board typically releases future test dates in the winter; soon after, CFS will set a test date for the subsequent fall.

2018 Fall PSAT/NMSQT Test Date: October 24, 2018

Regular deadline to register: September 5, 2018

It is strongly recommended that all Juniors sit for the PSAT/NMSQT in the Fall. Doing so enables students to take a standardized test in the familiar environment of our campus and enables them to be eligible for the National Merit program, as well as other scholarships that partner with the College Board. Most colleges and universities use PSAT scores to contact prospective students, so you may notice a dramatic increase in mail from schools after taking the exam. Once available, PSAT scores can also be linked to Khan Academy for free, individualized preparation for the SAT.

Sophomores who wish to sit for the PSAT/NMSQT at CFS in the Fall may do so. Within the College Board suite of assessments, the PSAT 10 is the same exam, but available in the winter and spring for sophomores. We do not host this exam at CFS, so we encourage interested sophomores to sit for the PSAT/NMSQT in the fall with the juniors.

CFS does not recommend the PSAT for students below 10th grade.


The cost of the PSAT taken at CFS is $35. Fee reductions are available upon request by the student’s family and are subject to approval by CFS staff. (To register for the exam, click here.)

Regular deadline to register: September 5, 2018

All exams must be pre-paid and pre-ordered via the online system, which accepts credit card or mail in check payments. To submit an order using check or money order, please complete the order online and follow the directions to mail your order form and payment to the address on your confirmation ticket.

To register for the October 2018 PSAT/NMSQT Exam, CLICK HERE.

Late Registration

LATE deadline to register: September 10, 2018 (penalty of $15 added to the cost of the PSAT exam.)

It is strongly encouraged that students meet registration deadlines as published. Students wishing to register after the published regular registration deadline are subject to a $15 late registration fee and subject to testing availability.


It is with regret that CFS is unable to refund test registration fees. We ask that you please plan deliberately and accordingly before registering for an exam.

For Students with Testing Accommodations

Students who are or who may be eligible to receive accommodations under their learning plan should consult with CFS counseling staff to ensure their accommodations requests are in place for upcoming exams.

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