Students and Families enrolled at West High School can register here for the 2020 PSAT/NMSQT® Exam Administration.
Exam Date: October 17, 2020 OR January 26, 2021
Exam Fee: $25
Registration Deadline: September 13, 2020
Please read through the information below and then click on Order the PSAT/NMSQT® to submit an order.
1. Registration & Fees
West High School students in grade 11 may register for the 2020 PSAT/NMSQT® exam beginning August 31 through September 13, 2020, midnight CST. ONLY grade 11 students will be able to register from August 31 through September 7, 2020. As of September 8 and through September 13, depending on space availability, registration will also be open to students in grade 9 and 10.
NO registrations will be accepted after 11:59pm CST on September 13, 2020.
Exam fee is $25.
The exam will be administered on TWO dates:
- Saturday, October 17, 2020
- Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Students will be able to select their exam date when completing the online order/registration form. Students may sit for only ONE administration in 2020-2021. Both exam days will be recognized by the National Merit Scholarship corporation as a qualifying test.
All students who wish to take the PSAT/NMSQT® in 2020-2021 must complete the online order/registration form at Order the PSAT/NMSQT® At the end of the form, payment will be submitted either online (using a credit or debit card), or by selecting Mail-in (for checks or money orders.) Online payments have a 3% processing fee automatically added. No additional processing fee is added for Mail-in payment submissions. Instructions on how to complete the payment process via mail-in will be emailed to the parent email address provided on the online registration form. Postmark deadlines apply to mail in payments.
Fee Waivers are available for eligible grade 11 students from The College Board. Eligibility criteria is based on student/household income per the guidelines set by The College Board. To apply for a fee waiver, please see your school site’s testing coordinator, Ms. Roberts. Eligible students will receive a fee waiver code to apply to the online 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® measures verbal, mathematical, and writing abilities important to success in university and provides practice for taking the SAT® later in grade 11 and 12. The PSAT® 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.
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?
No. Cancellations and refunds of the exam fees is not possible.
5. 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. Access Prep Tools
6. Where do I report for the exam? What may I bring to the exam?
Exam day information and specifics will be communicated to examinees closer to exam date by the school. Bring at least 2 number 2 pencils and a calculator. Smart watches and cell phones must be turned off completely and placed in backpacks before entering your testing location.
For questions or assistance, please contact your school exam coordinator, Ms. Roberts, or email email@example.com