Families and students enrolled at Holliston High School can register here for the 2020 PSAT/NMSQT® exam to be administered on Saturday, October 17, 2020.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 15, 2020 (midnight EST)
Please read through the information & then click on Order the PSAT/NMSQT® Exam to submit an order.
1. Registration & Fees
Students in grade 11 can register for the 2020 PSAT/NMSQT® exam between August 24, 2020 and September 15, 2020 (midnight EST).
The exam will be administered at the Holliston High School campus on Saturday, October 17, 2020.
The cost for each exam is $35.
Registrants will be expected to attend a mandatory Pre-Administration session on a date to be announced in early October 2020. Location information for the Pre-Administration session and the actual exam will be communicated to registrants.
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?
PSAT® results are usually sent to schools in late December and then are released to students via College Board’s online system soon after.
4. Can I cancel my exam and receive a refund?
Students may cancel for a full refund of the exam fee ($35) through midnight on September 15, 2020. 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 16 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. Where do I report for the exam?
Exam Day reporting details will be made available by your school closer to exam day.
7. Are there fee reductions available?
Yes, students who believe they are eligible for a College Board SAT® fee reduction should apply through Ms. Wong’s office (in counseling.) If approved, you will be given a fee reduction 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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