PSAT/NMSQT

 


PSAT/NMSQT 2020

 When: Wednesday, October 14th, 2020  at 7:30 am

Where: Cloverleaf High School Gymnasium    

Who Should Take the PSAT?

  • Accelerated Sophomores

The PSAT/NMSQT is a preparatory test for the SAT.  As a sophomore, you are not eligible for the scholarship competition this year, but the experience gained from taking the PSAT could be valuable during your junior year when you do become eligible for the National Merit Competition.  This is great practice for college entrance tests. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR COLLEGE BOUND SOPHOMORES!

  • Juniors    (Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)

The PSAT/NMSQT is a preparatory test for the SAT (College Admissions Test). The PSAT measures critical reading, mathematical reasoning and writing skills that are important for success in college. The tests cover knowledge and skills developed through years of study in a wide range of courses. It also tests the ability to reason with facts and concepts rather than the ability to recall them.  

Why take the test?

  1.  Qualify for participation in the National Merit Scholarship program which is a 4 year renewable scholarship if you become a National Merit Scholar winner.

  2. Qualify for other Corporate Sponsored Scholarships or Enrichment Programs that use the PSAT results. (See your Student Guide - students will receive one once they have registered)

  3. Find out what the SAT (College Admissions Test) is like before you take it.

How to register?    To register and pay for the PSAT, go to: https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/11056 (the link is also available through cloverleaflocal.org). The cost for the test is $19. This is a first come first serve basis, so sign up as soon as possible.  Students have until October 11th to sign up. After you register and pay for the test through Local Level Events, come to the Counseling Office to receive the Student Information Guide.

Fee waivers are available to 11th grade students who qualify for free and/or reduced lunch. If this applied, please enter the students 6 digit lunch code in under “discount code” on the local level website. 

Please meet with your School Counselor if you have any questions regarding the PSAT. Trouble with Local Level? Email Mrs. Osborn, counseling secretary at  [email protected]


 § Get started on BigFuture. Begin your College Search using BigFuture™. Explore colleges, majors, and careers based on your interests. § Practice and Improve. Juniors (class of 2021) are eligible to earn money for college by practicing for the SAT and improving their score through the College Board Opportunity Scholarships. 

Important information for students who took the PSAT/NMSQT on October 16, 2019

Congratulations on taking the PSAT/NMSQT®. You’ve completed a big step on your journey to college. Now’s the time to make the most of your scores and effort. 

Be sure to: 

§ Log in to or create a College Board account online. PSAT/NMSQT scores will be released online some time in December. Log in to your College Board account to see scores and test performance feedback. 

§ Get free, personalized SAT practice. The PSAT/NMSQT is great preparation for the SAT®. Your score unlocks free, personalized practice through Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy®. Visit satpractice.org, create an account, and link your College Board and Khan Academy accounts for a plan based on your test results.

 § Receive AP course recommendations. Your score report identifies AP® courses that are the best match for you. AP can give you an edge in the admission process and earn you college credit while in high school, which saves time and money in college. 

§ College Board National Recognition Programs. These are academic honors that can be included on college applications. They're not scholarships, but colleges use them to identify academically exceptional students. Learn more.

 

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