Families and students enrolled at Portledge School must register here for the 2020 PSAT/NMSQT® exam to be administered during school hours on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 11, 2020
Please read through the information below and then click on Order the PSAT/NMSQT® to submit an order.
1. Registration & Fees
Students must register for the 2020 PSAT/NMSQT® exam on or before September 11, 2020 (midnight EST). The exam will be administered at Portledge School on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 during school hours.
The cost for each exam is $25.
Late registration is possible during the penalty registration period between September 12 and September 30, 2020. A $5 penalty fee will be added to the cost of the exam for late registration. No registrations will be accepted after September 30, 2020.
Fees are payable online with a debit or credit card or via mail in (check or money order). A 3% credit card processing fee is added to the cost of the exam for payments with a debit or credit card. No additional processing fee is charged for mailing in a check or money order. Mail in instructions will be provided at check out. Postmark deadline for mailing in payment is September 7, 2020 (late registration is not accepted via mail in.)
Fee Reductions – Any family concerned about the exam fee is encouraged to contact Mr. Francisco Lameiro at email@example.com immediately in order to discuss next steps and special instructions on how to complete the registration form.
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 grade 12. The PSAT® can be used to predict performance on the SAT. The PSAT/NMSQT® is not used in US university admission; scores will be sent only to the student and to the school. Students in grade 10 are highly encouraged to take the exam as a practice.
In grade 11, Portledge School students are required to take the exam. Any student and/or parent/guardian of an 11th-grade student who wishes to opt out of this requirement must contact Mr. Francisco Lameiro at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 10, 2020 in order to do so.
Please note: PSAT/NMSQT® scores from the grade 11 year are used as the qualifying submission for the National Merit Scholarship.
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?
A refund of $20 is possible for exam orders cancelled on or before 11:59PM September 30, 2020. To submit a cancellation, please email email@example.com and include in the email the student’s name, name of the school, and the exam title to cancel. Cancellation requests received after September 30, 2020 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.
For questions or assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org