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WHAT IS THE PSAT/NMSQT?

It is the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.  

 

WHAT DOES IT MEASURE?

It measures critical reading, math problem-solving and writing skills that are important for successful academic performance in college.

 

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE PSAT/NMSQT?

College bound juniors

 

I TOOK THE PSAT 10 LAST YEAR.   HOW IS THE PSAT/NMSQT DIFFERENT?

The PSAT 10 is a practice test that will cover the same content areas as the PSAT/NMSQT, but it is specifically designed for sophomores.  The PSAT/NMSQT is designed specifically for juniors so it will be slightly more difficult and will help prepare you for the SAT in the spring.

 

WHY TAKE THE PSAT?

            ● Earn scholarships and academic recognition through the National Merit Scholarship Program.  This is the ONLY way for juniors to qualify for National Merit Scholarships.

            ● Helps students to prepare for the SAT test

            ● Explore colleges, majors and careers

            ● Get feedback on how to improve academically

       

Due to the current COVID circumstances, the test date and registration process are subject to change.

 

WHEN IS THE TEST?

January 26, 2021

at Belleville West High School

8:30 am to 12:00 pm

 

COST OF THE TEST?

$17

Belleville West is excited to offer families the convenience of paying exam fees online at the time of registration.  Please be sure to have a debit or credit card available before beginning registration.

 

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Online Exam registration will begin on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 8:30 am and end on Friday, November 27, 2020 at 3:30 pm.  In order to register, students should CLICK HERE

To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions.  Registration is not complete until students have printed the PDF of the confirmation page that is provided at the end.

Here are the important dates for the registration process:

  • Monday, November 9, 2020 at 8:30 am - Registration Begins
  • Friday, November 27, 2020 at 3:30 pm - Registration Ends
  • Monday, November 30, 2020 - Registrations that have not been paid for will be canceled and exams will not be ordered.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

PSAT Fact Sheet [CLICK HERE DOC]

 

Social/Emotional Resources for District #201 Students [CLICK HERE GOOGLE]

Please see Mrs. McMurray (222-7648) or Mrs. Cook (222-7611) in the School Counseling Office (C109).