PSAT/NMSQT is administered each October to high school students. Students should take the test by their junior year, but may benefit from taking it earlier, typically in their sophomore year.
The fee for the test is $9.50, but schools sometimes charge an additional fee to cover administration costs. School personnel administer the test under standardized conditions.
Schools will provide information as to the exact time and location for the tests, and have the option to select one of two possible test dates.
The PSAT/NMSQT gives students feedback on strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. Students can also see how their performance on an admission test might compare with that of others applying to college. Additionally, the test allows students to enter the competition for scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
For more information about the PSAT/NMSQT, contact your local high school guidance counselor or visit The College Board web site at collegeboard.com.
Proposed Dates for PSAT/NMSQT
2002 Tuesday, October 15 or Saturday, October 19
2003 Saturday, October 18 or Tuesday, October 21
2004 Wednesday, October 13 or Saturday, October 16
2005 Wednesday, October 12 or Saturday, October 15
2006 Wednesday, October 18 or Saturday, October 21
2007 Wednesday, October 17 or Saturday, October 20
2008 Wednesday, October 15 or Saturday, October 18
2009 Wednesday, October 14 or Saturday, October 17
2010 Wednesday, October 13 or Saturday, October 16