The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It is a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.

    The PSAT/NMSQT measures:

    §  Critical reading skills

    §  Math problem-solving skills

    §  Writing skills


    The most common reasons for taking the PSAT/NMSQT are to:

    §  Receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. You can then focus your preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice.

    §  See how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.

    §  Enter the competition for scholarships from NMSC (grade 11).

    §  Help prepare for the SAT. You can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT.

    §  Receive information from colleges when you check "yes" to Student Search Service.


    When is the PSAT /NMSQT offered? Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 at Boswell High School

    What is the cost of the exam?   $16 cash or check payable to BHS                 

    When is the registration deadline?  All registration forms and payments should be brought to Mrs. McBride in the College and Career Office Suite no later than Friday, September 22nd, 2017 to ensure the correct exams have been ordered.

    Are waivers available for those students that qualify for free/reduced lunches? Please see Mrs. McBride in the College and Career Office Suite to answer any questions you may have about this opportunity. 

    We encourage all of our freshman, sophomore, and junior students to take advantage of this opportunity to participate in the PSAT/NMSQT.  All students are expected to be in attendance on this day.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. McBride at jmcbride@ems-isd.net or 817-237-3314 ext 8141.