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Preliminary SAT (PSAT)

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The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a vital step toward reaching your college goals. 

It measures the reading, writing and language, and math skills you need for college and a career. After the test, you’ll receive feedback on how ready you are for college along with tools to help you improve.

Why Should You Take the PSAT/NMSQT?

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You’ll receive a unique SAT study plan based on your performance on the PSAT/NMSQT that features:

+Personalized online practice tailored to your strengths and weaknesses.

+ SAT practice questions and full-length tests.

+ Detailed feedback on your progress.Visit to learn more.

Enter Scholarship Competitions

By taking the PSAT/NMSQT and meeting published requirements, you may enter the National Merit Scholarship Program conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

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In addition, students taking the exam now have increased access to nearly $180 million in combined annual awards for low-income and minority students through leading scholarship providers. You should opt into Student Search Service® when you take the PSAT/NMSQT to benefit from these opportunities. Learn more at

Access to College Planning Resources

Your PSAT/NMSQT results will connect you to valuable resources that include:

+An interactive score report with answer explanations to help you practice for the SAT.

+ A detailed personality test to help you find majors and careers that fit your talents and interests.

+ Tools allowing you to search for and explore colleges, majors, scholarships, and more.