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October 2018 PSAT Information

October 2018 PSAT Information

October 2018 PSAT Information

10th and Interested 11th Graders

Save the Date: October 10, 2018

  • All 10th grade students are being offered the ability to test on the PSAT free of charge.
  • Any 11th grade students who wish to take the PSAT for National Merit Scholarship, etc. for a small fee of $16.00 should contact Dr. Tara Middleton at [email protected] . Checks can be made out to University High School and must include name, address, and telephone number on the header of the check (can be written-in if not pre-printed). Any 11th grader interested in taking this exam must sign up with their guidance counselor with payment NO LATER THAN AUGUST 30, 2018.

Attention! Home Education Students Zoned for UHS:

If you wish to test at University High School on October 10th for the PSAT, you MUST contact Dr. Tara Middleton at [email protected] prior to August 29th to sign up. 

General Information: 

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 and gain access to college and career planning tools.

The PSAT/NMSQT measures:

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

You have developed these skills over many years, both in and out of school. This test doesn't require you to recall specific facts from your classes.

The most common reasons for taking the PSAT/NMSQT are to:

  • Receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. You can then focus your preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice.
  • See how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.
  • Enter the competition for scholarships from NMSC (grade 11).
  • Help prepare for the SAT. You can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT.
  • Receive information from colleges when you check "yes" to Student Search Service.