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Registration Deadline: September 13, 2021 (midnight, EST.) Extended to 4pm EST September 14, 2021
1. Registration & Fees
Students must register for the 2021 PSAT® exam between September 1 and September 13, 2021. No late registration will be accepted.
The exam will be administered at Lenape Valley Regional High School on Saturday, October 16, 2021.
Report at 7:30am.
The cost for each exam is $40.
Grade 9 students may select their exam format during registration – The PSAT 8-9 or the PSAT/NMSQT exam.
2. Is there the possibility of a fee reduction?
Fee reductions are available to families who meet the federal eligibility requirements for Free/Reduced Lunch. A copy of this application can be found by using the search feature on the Lenape Valley HS website. Approval may take several days so it is critical to apply early in September. Students found eligible according to the federal requirements may receive a fee reduction price of $25.
3. Why take the PSAT/NMSQT® exam?
9th/10th grade students are encouraged to take the PSAT/NMSQT® (known as PSAT®) as a first step toward college admissions testing. This gives students and parents an idea of areas of academic strength and areas to practice, relative to what is tested on the SAT. Students are also encouraged to take the PSAT® in 10th grade in order to begin receiving information from colleges in which they have an interest. The PSAT® is one of the very first steps in opening up communications with specific schools. Taking the PSAT® can assist students in practicing their test taking skills and get them ready for retaking the exam during their junior year.
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 helps to reduce testing anxiety.
4. Why take the PSAT® 8-9 exam?
The PSAT® 8-9 is the first test in the SAT® Suite of Assessments. Tightly aligned with the SAT®, PSAT/NMSQT®, and PSAT® 10, it establishes a baseline for college and career readiness as students enter high school. The PSAT® 8-9 is designed for eighth- and ninth-graders. Students who take the PSAT® 8-9 will receive personalized SAT® study resources based on their results. The PSAT 8-9 is designed specifically for students in grade 9.
5. When are scores released?
PSAT® results will be available online in December via the student’s College Board Profile. When scores are ready online, you’ll get an email with instructions on creating your College Board account, going to the online score portal, and using your access code to view your score report
6. How do I prepare for the exam?
Click here to review information and official tools released by College Board and The Khan Academy.
7. Can I cancel my exam and receive a refund?
No cancellation or refunds are possible.
8. What if I miss the exam?
If you miss the exam on October 16th, you can contact College Board to get a list of schools offering the alternate exam date (during school hours.)
8 . What do I need to bring to the exam?
On testing day students need to bring a working calculator with fresh batteries and at least two Number 2 pencils.
9. How do I submit my exam fees?
Complete the registration form at the link below, and at the end of the form you will have the option of selecting your payment method. You can mail in a check or money order (to ensure timely processing, the postmark date for the mail-in option is September 8, 2022.) Or you can select to pay online with a credit or debit card. A minimal fee is added to the exam fees if selecting online payment. (More details on the registration form.)
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