Recommended for all juniors. 

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs in 11th grade and gain access to financial aid, college, and career planning tools.

The PSAT/NMSQT measures:

  • Critical reading skills
  • Math problem-solving skills
  • Writing skills

PSAT Test Prep Website

College Board has partnered with Khan Academy for PSAT/SAT Test Prep and personalized individual test prep and practice exams are available through your college board account.

Understanding PSAT Results