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.
- 10th and 11th graders
- At school
- Oct. 14 or Oct. 28, 2015 (view PSAT/NMSQT calendar)
- 10th graders
- At school
- Schools choose a date between Feb. 22 and March 4, 2016 (view PSAT 10 calendar)
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.
The PSAT 10 Is:
- The same test as the PSAT/NMSQT.
- Offered in the spring.
- For 10th graders — but they can still take the PSAT/NMSQT in the fall.
- Not considered for the National Merit Scholarship Program.
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.
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.