The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a practice version of the SAT exam.  You can only take the PSAT once per year, and many students take the test in both 10th & 11th grade.  If you earn a high score on the PSAT your Junior year, you could qualify to receive a National Merit Scholarship-$180 million dollars in merit scholarships are awarded to students each year.  The PSAT is 2 hours and 45 minutes long and tests your skills in reading, writing, and math.  Unlike the SAT, the highest score possible on the PSAT is 1520.

Who: Juniors & Sophomores

When: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 @ 7:50am-11:00am

Where: CHS Library

What are the benefits of taking the PSAT test?

  • Qualifying for the National Merit Scholarship Program.

  • Predicts future SAT Test performance.

  • Increases a student’s opportunity to practice taking college entrance exams and standardized tests. 

The test is OPTIONAL. If you register/pay to take the test you will be excused on October 12, for 1st and 2nd periods.

If you would like to take the PSAT/NMSQT pay Mrs. Stubbs $18 before Sept. 13.  Any questions talk to your counselor or contact Mrs. Fieldsted (email:

National Merit Official site

Free Online Test Practice