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What is the PSAT?

The PSAT/NMSQT focus on your skills and knowledge and measures:

  • What you learn in high school
  • What you need to succeed in college

When should I take the PSAT?

  • Junior year, this is the year that you are considered for the National Merit Scholarship competition
  • Sophomore year allows you to get the feel of the test
  • Freshman year gives you a good baseline of areas you need to work on

Best way to prepare:

  • Take challenging courses
  • Do your homework
  • Prepare for tests and quizzes
  • Ask and answer lots of questions