Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
What is the PSAT / NMSQT?
The PSAT/NMSQT stands for the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which students take as a sophomore or junior. High enough marks on the PSAT/NMSQT as a junior can help a student land a National Merit Scholarship.
There are two differences between PSAT 10 and PSAT NMSQT: The first is difficulty. The PSAT 10 is designed for sophomores, and PSAT NMSQT is designed for juniors, so the PSAT NMSQT is slightly harder.
Who takes the PSAT?
- All college-bound juniors should consider the PSAT mandatory.
- College-bound sophomores can take the test as practice.
How do you Register for the Exam?
Registration typically begins in the fall of each school year. Check back here for updated information about the 2022-2023 school year registration process. Test Sign Ups usually take place through Family ID, to get a head start on the process please make sure you have a Family ID Login Account.