LCPS will offer current sophomores the opportunity to take the College Board’s PSAT NMSQT test on January 26, 2021, at each high school. There is no fee for the test and transportation will be provided for students who indicate the need. Students who wish to participate must register in advance.
Registration closed at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 2.
Late registrations and walk-ins will not be accepted, as schools must order materials by December 4. Dates for PSAT/NMSQT test administrations are set by the College Board and January 26, 2021 is the last PSAT/NMSQT test administration for the 2020-2021 school year. Registrants will receive a confirmation email sent to their LCPS email address and detailed information regarding the test administration from their School Testing Coordinator by mid-January.
Home instructed students who have a current, approved NOI for the 2020-21 school year may register for the PSAT. More information can be obtained here: https://www.lcps.org/Page/78841
Students who wish to be considered for the National Merit Scholarship Competition, but who do not wish to take the PSAT NMSQT may find application information here.
"The PSAT 8/9 tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 10 in a way that makes sense for eighth and ninth graders. It measures what they're already learning, shows them whether they're on track for college, and lets them know where they need the most improvement. That means students have time to tackle these areas long before they take the SAT. Students over 13 can share their scores with Khan Academy to create a personalized practice experience." -College Board
PSAT 10 and PSAT/NMSQT 11
"Students who participate in the PSAT/NMSQT are automatically considered for the National merit Scholarship Program. Students who participate in either test have their scores shared with a large number of organizations that award scholarships to qualified, low income students. Students can also access the Roadmap to Careers, an engaging, online experience that helps students make informed decisions about their future major and career by building on their passions and interests."