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JUNIORS: PSAT October 11th

To:  11th Grade College Bound Students

PSAT Testing

Wednesday, Oct. 11th

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 assistanceSee Ms. Ballard, if a fee waiver is needed.

Giles High School Code is 471690