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psat.jpgWednesday, October 16, 2019  (8:00 a.m.) at East High School

What is the PSAT/NMSQT?

This is a practice test for the SAT which measures Reading, Math, and Writing/Language skills.  It is also a qualifying test for National Merit scholarships. Most (but not all) colleges and universities will consider a student’s SAT or ACT scores in their admissions decisions.  Most of these schools will accept scores from either test with no preference.  

When should you take it?     

Test Date:  Wednesday, October 16, 2019  (8:00 a.m.) at East High School

The PSAT/NMSQT is only offered in October each year. The PSAT is typically taken in 11th grade and is a qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship program for juniors.  Occasionally, sophomores elect to take the test if they wish to practice for the PSAT/NMSQT, which they would then take again as a junior. Seats are limited, and preference is given to grade 11 students. 

How long is the test?

2 hours and 45 minutes of testing, plus time for directions (8:15 – 12:00).  Students must arrive at East High School by 7:45 a.m. with #2 pencils, an approved calculator, and a photo ID.

How and When to Register for the Wednesday, October 16th, PSAT/NMSQT

Only East students may register during September 23rd-27th.  Registration will be open to all students (East and non-East students) from September 28th - October 4th.  

Registration closes at 3:45pm on Friday, October 4, 2019.

No late registrations accepted. 

  1. Complete the Registration Google Form 
  2. Bring $25 cash or check (made out to East High School) to the Main Office (Room 1037) beginning September 23rd.  Payments should be submitted in an envelope with the student's full name and "PSAT" on the front.  Fee waivers are only available to juniors who qualify for free/reduced lunch.
  3. Student will be given a receipt and a PSAT practice booklet to keep.  A sheet will accompany the booklet with information about the test date (when, where, what to bring). 

How long does it take to receive my PSAT results?

Score reports will be released mid December, depending on the state.  

If you have questions about whether you should take the PSAT, contact your school counselor.

What if I cannot test on this date?

Students who cannot test on Wednesday the 16th can contact the other MMSD high schools, all who offer a Saturday testing option.  All have limited numbers of seats available on a first come, first served basis. Please contact the schools directly for additional information.  

Contact

If you have questions please contact the Assistant Principal, Maggie Zywicki, at 204-1557 or mazywicki@madison.k12.wi.us.

General Information

General test information: College Board Official PSAT website