PSAT/NMSQT – Wednesday, October 11

September 15, 2017

PSAT/NMSQT (the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) will be given Wednesday, October 11 from 7:45 am to 12:30 pm at the Wyndham Garden Gainesville. Bus transportation will be provided to and from PKY.

All tenth graders will take the exam at no cost and do not need to sign up.

It is strongly recommended that all college bound 11th grade students take the PSAT. We are also making a limited number of seats available for 9th graders interested in taking the exam. Cost of the PSAT for students in 11th and 9th grade is $28. Waivers are available for students with financial need. See your grade level counselor for waiver information.

Please sign up and pay in the PKY business office. Registration will begin Monday, September 18 at 8:00 am and close at 3:00 pm on Thursday, October 5th.

Why Take the PSAT/NMSQT?

Scholarship opportunities
If you’re a junior, your score might qualify you for scholarships and recognition through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and the National Hispanic Recognition Program.
SAT practice. The PSAT/NMSQT is great practice for the SAT. Both tests have the same types of questions, and taking the PSAT/NMSQT can help you get comfortable testing under timed conditions.

The test gives you personalized feedback on your skill strengths and weaknesses so you have a better idea of what study areas you need to work on. It also helps you identify the types of college-level AP courses for which you may be particularly well-prepared and that may give you a competitive advantage in the college admissions process.
Information from colleges. You can get free information from colleges and scholarship programs by opting in to Student Search Service® when you take the test.

College and career planning help
By taking the test, you get free access to My College QuickStart™ (please see attachment), an online tool that helps you plan for college and a career. It also gives you a free, personalized SAT study guide based on your PSAT/NMSQT results.

Even though only juniors can qualify for scholarships and academic recognition, taking the PSAT/NMSQT before your junior year is also useful. You’ll have more time to use the information you get after taking the test to boost your academic skills and start planning for college.

Please visit the following link for more information and preparation materials .

If you have questions, please contact Lisa Tillett, Assessment and Accountability Coordinator, at 352-392-1554 ext. 225 or at

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