The National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) (optional) measures the reading, writing and language, and math skills needed for college and career. Scores from the PSAT/NMSQT may qualify 11th grade students to be National Merit Scholars.
Why take the PSAT/NMSQT?
We encourage high achieving juniors to take the PSAT/NMSQT because it identifies National Merit Scholars and enables students who score at the highest levels to qualify for college scholarships. It allows students to compare their academic skills with those of other college-bound students.
College Board's PSAT/NMSQT Test Information