On Thursday, October 5th, 2023, we will be administering the PSAT NMSQT at Fossil Ridge High School. The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in the United States. We have prioritized seats for Juniors and a small number of seats for Sophomores to take this exam. Sophomores who sign up are unable to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship, so for our tenth-grade testers, this test functions as a practice exam.
There is a $22 charge for the PSAT NMSQT. This charge offsets the cost of the test and administrative costs related to the optional PSAT test for National Merit Qualifiers. (Please note: the required PSAT/SAT testing in the spring is provided free of charge). Registration opens on Monday, August 28th. To register, log in to School Pay and search for PSAT Test: 10th Grade 2023-2024 -OR- PSAT Test: 11th Grade 2023-2024. This registration process honors first-come, first-served, and the deadline to register is on/before Friday, September 29th at 10:59 PM MST.