Pre-Scholastic Aptitude Test/ Nation Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test and the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test measure skills in three basic academic areas important for success in college: verbal reasoning, math problem-solving, and writing skills. Click here for more information.
Who takes the test? Sophomores should take this as a practice SAT test to receive good feedback. Juniors must take the test to qualify for the NMSQT competitions for scholarships and recognition.
How do I register for the test? You can register and pay your fees in the Business office.
When and where is the test administered? The test will be given on the third Saturday in October.
How much does the test cost? The test costs TBA
How is the test scored? The test is scored on a 20-80 scale. There is no penalty for incorrect or omitted answers.
How can I qualify to be a National Merit Program Semifinalist? You must be a top scorer in your state. There are 8,000 awards worth more than $32 million.Nearly 600 sponsors underwrite the awards.