PLAN FOR COLLEGE WITH THE PSAT/NMSQT TEST
JUNIORS: This is your only opportunity to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Programs.
The PSAT is open to all 11th & 10th graders who opt to test. It is a challenging academic exam, emphasizing English and Math. Less than the top 2% of all testers nationally qualify as National Merit Finalists.
Registration for the PSAT is available online only August 28 - September 7, 2023.
NO LATE REGISTRATIONS MAY BE ACCEPTED.
The cost for the test is $25 which can be paid for with a credit or debit card online.
We have a limited number of exams available so please place your order early to ensure that you get an exam.
Registration site: https://www.TotalRegistration.net/PSAT/263197
Testing Accommodations for the PSAT: an IEP, 504 plan, or other disability does not automatically guarantee testing accommodations for the PSAT. Approval for testing accommodations must be granted by College Board. Please allow up to 7 weeks for approval. If you wish to request accommodations for testing, email firstname.lastname@example.org and/or your child's case manager.
PSAT Exam Day Information
Exam Date: Thursday, October 12, 2023 - RSHS Upper Gym
Check-in 8:18-8:28 a.m.
- Students will take the PSAT on their Rockwood Chromebook
- A readiness session will be offered the week of September 25th to download the testing app and prepare for the online exam
- Bring pencils and approved calculator PSAT Calculator Policy
- Dressing in layers for personal comfort is strongly encouraged
- Students may bring a snack & drink for the break only, outside the test room
- No personal electronics allowed, even during breaks. Backpacks must be left at the side of the room until dismissal.
More information about the PSAT and National Merit:
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HOW DO STUDENTS GET PSAT SCORES?
- Scores are available online, usually in December. Students will receive an email with information about accessing their scores by creating or logging in to their College Board online account.
- Paper score reports and test booklets are available in January (distribution method TBD)
- Nothing is mailed home by College Board or RSHS
- Students who qualify for National Merit Semi-Finalist or other awards will be notified in fall of 12th grade, usually in September