The PSAT is more than just practice for the SAT! It also serves as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Students who take the PSAT in the 11th grade are automatically entered to compete for this prestigious award, which can help them get into top-ranked colleges and universities and receive scholarships.
PSAT prep will improve students’ confidence before the exam, give them a head start on preparation for the SAT and ACT and increase their chances of qualifying for the National Merit Scholarship.
Facts about the PSAT:
- There are different versions of the PSAT! 8th and 9th graders can take the PSAT 8/9 in school, a practice version of the official 11th grade test.
- Both 10th and 11th graders can take the official version of the PSAT, but only 11th grade scores will count towards the National Merit Scholarship.
- Top PSAT scores, combined with strong essays and academic standings, can qualify students for the National Merit Scholarship.
A thorough review of the PSAT score report can show students how much work needs to be done before they take the SAT, giving them a solid foundation for SAT success.