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ALL Sophomores will take the PSAT

  • The district is covering the cost/fees for 10th graders
  • Pre-registration is not required. 

Juniors and Freshmen who wish to take the PSAT must register to take the exam.

  • Registration deadline for Freshmen and Juniors is TBA
  • Cost is $15.00 for I.H.S. freshmen and juniors
  • Fee waivers are available for juniors who can verify low income.
    • Bring our qualifying letter to the School Bank. 
    • Pay your registration fee (during student business hours) at the School Finance Center (A06) by cash or check only – make checks payable to “E.S.U.H.S.D.”

Photo I.D. Required

The Preliminary SAT / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

PSAT/NMSQT is co-sponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

  • It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT Reasoning Test™.
  • Allows you to enter National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) scholarship programs.

The PSAT/NMSQT measures:

  • critical reading skills
  • math problem-solving skills
  • writing skills
  • You have developed these skills over many years, both in and out of school.
  • This test doesn't require you to recall specific facts from your classes.
Why take the PSAT/NMSQT?

The most common reasons for taking the PSAT/NMSQT are:

  • to receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. You can then focus your preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice.
  • to see how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.
  • to enter the competition for scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (grade 11).
  • to help prepare for the SAT. You can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT.
  • to receive information from colleges when you check "yes" to Student Search Service.

(College Board: About the PSAT)