To: 11th Grade College Bound Students
From: Carolyn Ballard GHS Counselor
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) will be offered to juniors Wednesday, October 11th, at Giles High School.
Sophomores will take the PSAT 10 in February 2018.
Why take the PSAT/NMSQT?
So you can…
- Compare yourself with other college-bound students around the country.
- Find out what the SAT is like. (The PSAT/NMSQT includes actual SAT questions.)
- Access your reading, math, and writing skills.
- Forecast your SAT scores.
- Participate in the Student Search Service to get mail from colleges.
Students take the PSAT to assess their abilities and to enter the scholarship programs (junior year) administered by the National Merit Foundation. One of the biggest benefits in using the PSAT as a practice for the SAT I is that your test booklet will be returned to you with your results, including your responses and an analysis of the test items.
There will be 5 sections on the test: two 25-minute verbal sections, two 25-minute math sections (calculator permitted), one 30-minute writing test (multiple choice). The PSAT student bulletin will be issued to you so study the bulletin before testing and complete the sample test. You may bring an APPROVED CALCULATOR to testing.
The testing fee is $15. This amount is to be given to your English teacher by Friday October 6thth.
We also have a limited number of fee waivers for juniors. Fee waivers can be used by juniors who are in Upward Bound, receive reduced/free lunches, or have other circumstances requiring assistance. See Ms. Ballard, if a fee waiver is needed.
Giles High School Code is 471690
All Dates are here with deadlines for registration: https://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-us-dates
Dates at Giles High School :
- October 22
- April 8
- November 5
Register Here: https://www.collegeboard.org/
Practice Here: https://sat.collegeboard.org/practice