Fall 2020 PSAT/NMSQT (Juniors only)


What is the PSAT/NMSQT?

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in the United States. The scores from the PSAT/NMSQT are used to determine eligibility and qualification for the National Merit Scholarship Program.

The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) will be administered at John Hersey High School on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 or Thursday, October 29, 2020.  Students need to register through the link listed below. 

Why take the PSAT/NMSQT?

The PSAT because it identifies National Merit Scholars and enables students who score at the highest levels to qualify for college scholarships.  The PSAT can be used as a predictor for SAT scores. It allows students to compare their academic skills with those of other college-bound students.

If you are entitled to SSD testing accommodations, PLEASE see your Counselor or Case Manager for additional information. The deadline for submitting PSAT/NMSQT testing accommodation Eligibility Forms is 8/25/20. Click here for more information about College Board accommodations.

When can I register for the PSAT/NMSQT?

For PSAT/NMSQT Exam Registration (online) please click on the links below:

PSAT/NMSQT Online Exam Registration


JHHS will not offer PSAT/NMSQT Prep classes for the 2020-2021 school year. Click here for the Official Student Guide to the PSAT/NMSQT .