PSAT/NMSQT EXAM

PSAT/NMSQT EXAM 2022-2023

The 2022-2023 School Sponsored PSAT/NMSQT is an optional test on Saturday, October 15, open to Juniors and Sophomores only. Registration will open mid-August and close Friday, September 9.  Reach out to Mrs. Kimberly Asbury at kasbury@oprfhs.org if you have any questions.

Registration Steps:

1. Fill out the Registration Form here: PSAT/NMSQT Registration Form

2. Pay for the exam in the Web Store $18 fee: Pay for PSAT/NMSQT Test 

  • Students who qualify for fee waivers do not need to pay for test. Test will be paid by school.

If you are a home school student and would like to take the PSAT/NMSQT, please contact Kimberly Asbury at kasbury@oprfhs.org for approval. Home school students will need a valid State ID, Driver License, or passport to be admitted in the building.

*Student room assignment will be shared one week prior to test day. Exam begins at 8:00 am.  Doors open at 7:45 am. Most students will finish the exam at 11:15 am. 

What is the PSAT/NMSQT

The Preliminary SAT (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) share the same content and has the same format as the SAT test students will take in the Spring. For juniors students, it also serves as the entrance test for scholarship and recognition programs run by the National Merit Corporation and the National Hispanic Recognition Program. For detail information visit the College Board PSAT/NMSQT web page.

Learn more about the National Merit® Scholarship Program by clicking here. A guide to National Merit® Scholarship is available by clicking here.

How to prepare for exam

  • Free SAT practice is available at www.khanacademy.org. Students who take a PSAT test can link their results on Khan Academy and get personalized study recommendations, tutorials, and practice items.
  • Read the PSA/NMSQT Student Guides available online: Student Guide Online.

What to bring on exam day

There are only a few things you really need to bring on test day, and a lot of things you'll be better off leaving at home. Be sure to bring:

  • School ID
  • Two No. 2 pencils with erasers
  • An approved calculator: Approved calculator list
  • Student ID or State ID, Driver License, Passport

Nice to Have

  • A watch (without an audible alarm)
  • Extra batteries and backup equipment—you’ll have to ask for permission to access them. They cannot be on your desk during the test.
  • A drink or snacks (for your break)

What Not to Bring

  • Any devices, including digital watches, that can be used to record, transmit, receive, or play back audio, photographic, text, or video content (with the exception of CD players used for Language with Listening Subject Tests only)
  • Audio players/recorders, tablets, laptops, notebooks, Google Glass, or any other personal computing devices
  • iPods or other MP3 players
  • iPads or other tablet devices
  • Laptops, notebooks, PDAs or any other personal computing devices
  • Any texting device
  • Cameras or any other photographic equipment
  • Separate timers of any type
  • Protractors, compasses, rulers
  • Highlighters, colored pens, colored pencils, mechanical pencils
  • Pamphlets or papers of any kind
  • Dictionaries or other books—there are no exceptions, even if English is not your first language
  • Food or drinks (except for during breaks), unless approved by the College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities. Learn more about testing with accommodations.

Testing Accommodations 

Any student with College Board approved accommodations will receive those accommodations during the test. Reach out to Mrs. Dawn Joseph at djoseph@oprfhs.org if you have any questions about testing accommodations for your student.