Families and students enrolled at Hardin Valley Academy can register here for the 2023 PSAT/NMSQT® exam to be administered in October 2023.
Exam Dates: The exam will be administered on October 17 and 18, 2023. Students will be assigned a test date.
Registration Deadline: September 8, 2023 11:59pm EST
Please read through the information below and then click on Order the PSAT/NMSQT® Exam to submit an order.
1. Registration & Fees:
The exam will be administered at Hardin Valley Academy on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 and Wednesday, October 18, 2023 during school hours. Students will be assigned a test date. This is a digital exam (see below for more details.)
Students may register for the 2023 PSAT/NMSQT® exam between August 18 and September 8, 2023 (11:59pm EST).
Early registration is recommended as registration will end when all spots are reserved.
No late registration is possible.
The cost for this optional exam is $26.
The fee for students who do not attend Hardin Valley Academy is $40 per exam.
Click on the link below to place your order/registration. Registration is possible only by completing the online form. Payment can be submitted by mailing in a check or by paying online with a credit or debit card. A 3.1% processing fee will be added to the exam cost if using a debit or credit card for payment. Mail In Payment instructions will be included in the form and emailed in the order summary. Mail in payments must be postmarked by September 2, 2023 to ensure timely processing.
2. Why take the PSAT/NMSQT® exam?
11th grade students are encouraged to take the PSAT® for a variety of reasons: 1) It gives the most up-to-date picture of where you are likely to score on the actual SAT®. This will assist you in determining where you wish to spend your time and effort in preparing for the SAT® exam. 2) As a junior, you are entered as a part of the National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test (NMSQT®), a competition that awards some top scoring students across the nation with scholarships. 3) Another chance at a practice exam is always a good idea. This will help you to get a feel for the actual exam, which may help to reduce testing anxiety.
3. Can I cancel my exam and receive a refund?
No. Cancellations and refunds of the exam fees is not possible.
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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 their school-issued Chromebook in a fully-charged state to the exam (we recommend to bring a charge cord as well!)
- Restart the Chromebook before exam day so that the exam app “Bluebook” is the most current version.
- Students must know what their College Board account/profile log in credentials are – this is the same account you would use to log into MyAP for AP Classes/exams as well as the same account used for SAT exam orders on http://collegeboard.org
- If a student is not sure how to log into their College Board accounts, or need to create one, please visit the College Board Accounts page at https://account.collegeboard.org/
- Students must know the log in credentials and check that they are correct BEFORE exam day since contacting College Board on exam day will not be feasible due to time constraints.
- Do NOT create a new account or profile if you’re struggling to log into your previously created account! All exam scores and information must be on the same account.
- Students may also bring water and a snack
- Review the College Board digital exam requirements for exam day (what you may and may not bring): https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt/taking-the-test/what-to-bring-leave/what-to-bring
- The “BlueBook” app has a built-in calculator, but it is recommended that students bring their own external calculator. One will not be provided.
When and how are scores for the exam released?
Exam scores are typically released in November and 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 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.