Get Familiar with the Digital PSAT/NMSQT
Ask your counselor for more information, including when you'll take it.
Why Take the PSAT/NMSQT?
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is more than good practice for the SAT, and the scores are more than just a number. With your results you can:
Enter the National Merit Scholarship Program
Students who take the PSAT/NMSQT and meet other program entry requirements specified in the PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide will enter the National Merit Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).
Help Pay for College
Our scholarship partners use the PSAT/NMSQT to find students qualified to apply for their programs. These organizations give out over $300 million in combined awards every year.
Fast Facts About the PSAT/NMSQT
The PSAT/NMSQT Is Now Digital
Find out what to expect on test day.