Please refer to school or college board website for the final policy, this page is for reference only!
College Board PSAT Home: Official site for PSAT
Date: The PSAT/NMSQT is open to 10th and 11th graders in the fall on three administration dates in October.
Benefit: When you take the PSAT, you enter the National Merit Scholarship Program, which means your score could earn you free money for college. Students who take the PSAT get access to CollegeBoard’s My College QuickStart, which helps you make an SAT study plan, matches you with colleges, and provides info on prospective majors.
Enrollment to the test is through DBHS. Please pay attention during the registration period.
National Merit Scholarship Corporation: official site.
2021 PSAT/NMSQT Student guide: link
“The 2021 Preliminary S A T/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) is the qualifying test for entry to the 2023 National Merit Program. (The PSAT™ 10 and PSAT™ 8/9 will NOT be considered for entry to the National Merit Scholarship Program.)”
“Students who plan to spend the usual four years in high school (grades 9 through 12) before entering college full time must take the qualifying test in their third year of high school (grade 11, junior year).”
Sophomores who take the 2021 PSAT/NMSQT but plan to spend four years in grades 9 through 12 will not meet entry requirements for the 2023 National Merit Program. They must take the PSAT/NMSQT again in 2022 (when they are juniors) to enter the competition that will end when scholarships are awarded in 2024, the year they will complete high school and enter college.”
Please refer the full guide for details.