Taking the PSAT is an important step in preparing for your college-bound journey! The format and content of the PSAT are almost the same as the SAT, so it is a natural first step.

There are actually three different PSAT exams:

  1. PSAT 8/9
  2. PSAT 10

The first two tests are designed for the grade levels indicated by their names. The third test is the same assessment as the PSAT 10—and, as its name implies, it’s not just a preliminary SAT. NMSQT stands for National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Top scores on this test have the potential to qualify students not only for the National Merit® Scholarship Program but also for substantial scholarships at many different colleges.

Learn more about these tests and how to prepare for them using the following links: