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 13, 2021 @ 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 13, for 1,2 and XLT periods

If you would like to take the PSAT/NMSQT pay Mrs. Stubbs $18 before Sept. 15.  Any questions talk to your counselor or contact Mrs. Fieldsted (email:


National Merit Official site

Free Online Test practice