PSAT/NMSQT - Introduction
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship
Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a test that acts as a prelude to SAT. It
also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain
admission to college and other career planning tools.
Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC):
Was created in 1955 as a
not-for-profit profit organization with no help from government. When taking the PSAT students are given option to enter the National Merit Scholarship Program, this can lead to college scholarships. Why take the test:
Know your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study.
When to take the test:
- Know your preparation level.
- Appear for NMSC scholarships
- Prelude to SAT test
- Student Search Service: Receive information from colleges
It is advisable that the students take PSAT/NMSQT, typically during students junior year of high school most often in the month of October.
So that they receive awards the same year they leave high
school and enter college.