PSAT/NMSQT® Exams for Humble ISD
Exam Date: October 13, 2021
On October 13, 2021 (during school hours ) all Humble ISD High School campuses will be administering the PSAT/NMSQT® to all students enrolled in grades 9, 10, 11.
Students do not need to complete a registration. All students currently attending any of the Humble ISD high schools are automatically registered by their school campus.
Homeschooled students may contact the campus nearest to them to request a registration (Contact the campus testing coordinator.)
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 by your campus closer to the test date. 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
Please see The College Board PSAT/NMSQT® Test Day Checklist for what to bring and what not to bring.
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.