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PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10

Step up and show off the skills you’re learning in class.

Who, Where, When

Ask your counselor when you should take the PSAT/NMSQT or the PSAT 10.

PSAT/NMSQT

PSAT 10

Jump-Start Your Journey to College

The PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 propel students toward college and career readiness.

Get Money for College

  • Say “Yes” to Student Search Service when you take either the PSAT/NMSQT or the PSAT 10 and make it easy for colleges and scholarship programs to find you. Millions of dollars are available.
  • If you take the PSAT/NMSQT, you’re automatically screened for the National Merit® Scholarship Program; it’s usually juniors who meet entry requirements.

Learn more about scholarships.

Get Ready for the New SAT

The PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 are great ways to preview and practice for the SAT. They test the same skills and knowledge as the SAT — in a way that makes sense for your grade level.

When you get your test results, connect your College Board and Khan Academy® accounts to get free personalized SAT study recommendations.

Get Matched to AP Courses

Your test results will let you know which AP courses you should check out. Connect to AP.

Know It All

Check out what is and isn’t on the tests. Go to Test Design.

Skills Aren’t Bought

They’re learned — so brush up on your skills before the October PSAT/NMSQT. Go to Practice.

K–12 Educators

Ordering tests and fee waivers, getting set up to receive electronic scores, procedures for a smooth administration. Find out what you need to know before, during, and after test day. Go to For Educators.