Getting ready for College Test Prep
What is the PSAT/ NMSQT?
It stands for the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. It refers to the PSAT that students take in their sophomore or junior year to enter the National Merit Scholarship competition, along with tens of thousands of other students (around 1.6 million annually). It’s often shown as PSAT/NMSQT. Your high school will notify you when the PSAT/NMSQT is coming up, and you can sign up for it. It’s not mandatory, but we strongly recommend taking it anyways.