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PSAT/NMSQT

What

PSAT/NMSQT = Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. This is one test, not two (the name can be confusing, I know). Click here for more information on this test.

Why

All CMHS juniors are eligible to take the PSAT/NMSQT; however, it is not a required test. This test measures knowledge and skills learned in high school as well as determines one's potential success in college and beyond.


Test takers receive two things: 1) a PSAT score, which demonstrates how well one might score on the SAT, and 2) a National Merit Scholarship score. Students who score high enough on the NMSQT index may be eligible for a National Merit Scholarship (NMS) as well as many other scholarships. Click here to view potential scholarship opportunities. 

When

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Cost

There is a $17 fee to take this test. Payments can be made in cash, or checks/money orders made out to CMHS are acceptable as well.