Registration for the 2020 PSAT/NMSQT® exam to be offered at Sage Creek High School on Saturday, October 17, 2020.
Due to school closures and current health and safety requirements due to Covid19, the October PSAT date will not be offered at this time. Additional information will be communicated to students and families when guidance is received for a possible alternative date.
How do I register for the exam?
Click on the “Order the PSAT/NMSQT®” button below and complete the online registration and payment form before 11:59pm PST, September 11, 2020.
What are the fees for the exam?
The exam fee is $30.
Payment is submitted at the end of the online payment form. Payment can be submitted online with a debit or credit card, or by mailing in a check or money order. A 3% credit card processing fee is added to the cost of the exam automatically if paying with a debit or credit card. There is no additional fee for mailing in payment. Mail in instructions are provided on the payment form. Postmark deadline to mail in a payment and ensure timely processing is September 8, 2020.
Is there any financial assistance available for the exam?
Qualifying students are eligible to receive a reduction or waiver of fees. Please contact the test coordinator, Ms. Vicki Ruby (Registrar) to request a reduction. Approved requests will receive a Fee Reduction discount code to apply to the online registration and payment form. Discount codes should be requested BEFORE completing the payment form and at least two days before the registration deadline. All students who would like to take the exam must complete the payment form.
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 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 (supplies will not be available)
- A 4-function calculator is also recommended
- Students may also bring water and a snack
Please see The College Board PSAT/NMSQT® Test Day Checklist for what to bring and what not to bring.
Can I cancel the exam and get a refund?
Cancellations submitted by 11:59pm PST on October 12, 2020 will be eligible for a refund of $15. To cancel and request a refund, email firstname.lastname@example.org and include: Student name, name of their school (including city/state), exam title to cancel (i.e. PSAT/NMSQT®).
No refunds will be issued for any exams canceled after October 12 and no shows on exam day are not eligible for any refunds.
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.
Unfortunately, given the uncertainty with the COVID-19 pandemic and changing public health orders, Sage Creek will be administering this exam ONLY to students currently enrolled in our school. Please also note that this exam administration may be cancelled by the school with short notice.
For questions or assistance with exam fee submission, please contact APTS at email@example.com