• The Pre-SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a test given in October of each year to 10th and 11th grade students.  The primary purpose of the test is to qualify as a National Merit Scholar.  Juniors are given one attempt with the PSAT/NMSQT.  Sophomores are allowed to take the PSAT/NMSQT for practice.  This assessment will predict a score on the SAT, as well, which can be used for college admissions purposes.

    The PSAT/NMSQT is scheduled for Wednesday, October 14, 2020.  The assessment costs $16, and fee waivers are available to juniors who qualify.

    Scores are available to students online in December, with paper copies available in January.  The National Merit Scholarship cut-off scores are determined and released in July of the following year.

    Students will sign up in the Alma High School Counseling Office.