Families and students enrolled at Waterford High School must register here for the 2020 PSAT/NMSQT® exam to be administered on October 17, 2020
EXAM CANCELLED DUE TO COVID
Note that this exam administration has been cancelled due to COVID. REFUNDS are in progress back to your original method of payment. Refund will be issued within 7-10 business days of the cancellation announcement (10-14).
Please read through the information below and then click on Order the PSAT/NMSQT® Exam to submit an order.
1. Registration & Fees
Students in grades 10 and 11 must register for the 2020 PSAT/NMSQT® exam between September 18, 2020 and October 9, 2020 (midnight EST).
The exam will be administered at Waterford High School on Saturday, October 17, 2020.
The cost for each exam is $35.
Registration will be open ONLY to grade 11 students until September 27, 2020 to provide them first opportunity to this exam administration. Grade 10 students will be able to register beginning September 28, 2020 if spaces are still available. Spaces are limited and are on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Late Registration will be open from October 10 through October 13, 2020 for a penalty fee of $5 per exam. No orders will be accepted after October 13, 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 October 5, 2020 (late registration is not accepted via mail in.) (Mail in your payment ASAP to secure your space! Only registrations with payment submitted will be considered complete orders.)
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.
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 $35 is possible for exam orders cancelled on or before 11:59PM EST October 15, 2020. To submit a cancellation, please email the APTS Cancellation Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org and include in the email the student’s name, name of the school, and the exam title to cancel. Cancellation requests received after October 15, 2020 will not be eligible for any refund.
5. Is there financial aid or waivers available for the PSAT?
Students who believe they may qualify for a fee waiver on the PSAT exam should immediately contact Ms. Kelly White at email@example.com. Application for financial assistance should be completed before registering on the APTS site. Approved students will be issued a Fee Waiver Discount code to apply to the online payment and registration form. The code will automatically reduce the price to the student’s approved price.
6. 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.
7. What additional information should I know?
Review the WHS Letter to Parents which includes details regarding the day of the test.
For questions or assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org