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Registration is September 18th-Oct 2nd in the Student Services Office - See Ms. Zander.

Please bring $25 cash or a check payable to Memorial High School. Fee waivers are for Juniors only. 

Sophomores who sign up will be put on a waitlist. They may check in with Ms. Zander in the student services office Friday, October 4th to see if they moved off the waitlist.

Please click this link for more information on the PSAT at Memorial.

Please email Mr. Stendahl at adstendahl@madison.k12.wi.us with any questions you might have. 

Limited seats are available -- registration is on a first come, first served basis with priority given to grade 11 students.

College Board Official PSAT website
 

What is the PSAT/NMSQT?

This is a practice test for the SAT which measures Reading, Math, and Writing/Language skills.  It is also a qualifying test for National Merit scholarships. Most (but not all) colleges and universities will consider a student’s SAT or ACT score in their admissions decisions.  Most of these schools will accept scores from either test.

When should you take it?     

Test Date:  Saturday, October 19, 2019  (8:00 am) at Memorial High School

The PSAT/NMSQT is only offered in October each year.  Students need to register with the school counseling office and pay a $25 registration fee.  Seats are limited, and priority is given to grade 11 students. The PSAT is typically taken in 11th grade and is a qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship program for juniors.  Occasionally, sophomores elect to take the test if they wish to practice for the PSAT/NMSQT, which they would then take again as a junior.

How long is the test?

2 hours and 45 minutes of testing, plus time for directions (8:00 am – 12:00 pm).  Students are encouraged to arrive at Memorial High School by 7:45 a.m. with #2 pencils, an approved calculator, and a photo ID.

How long does it take to receive my PSAT results?

Score reports will be released starting December 10-12, depending on the state.  

What if I cannot test on this date?

Students who cannot test on Saturday can contact the following schools to see if they have a waitlist option for their Wednesday test: Middleton High School, East, La Follette and Edgewood High School all have limited numbers of seats available on a first come, first served basis. Please contact the schools directly for additional information. There may be other districts that offer it as well; however, this information is not provided to us and may change year to year.

https://user.totalregistration.net/PSAT/501320 (Denise)

https://east.madison.k12.wi.us/psat-information (Maggie)

https://lafollette.madison.k12.wi.us/guidancesocialservices_staff (Linda)

monica.ladell@edgewoodhs.org (Monica) - only about 20 spots at Edgewood as of 9/26/19 - Due Wed, Oct 9th

What if I cannot test on either of the National Test Dates?

"A student who does not take the PSAT/NMSQT because of illness, an emergency, or other extenuating circumstance, but meets all other requirements for NMSC program participation, may still be able to enter the competition. The student or a school official must write to NMSC as soon as possible after the PSAT/NMSQT administration to request information about procedures for alternate entry to the National Merit Scholarship Program. To be considered, a request must be postmarked no later than April 1 following the PSAT/NMSQT administration that was missed. The alternate entry request should include the name and address of the student; the contact information of the person making the request; the name and address of the student's high school; and a brief explanation of why the student missed the PSAT/NMSQT.

The earlier NMSC receives the written request, the greater the student's opportunities for meeting alternate entry requirements. Upon receiving and processing the request, NMSC will provide alternate entry materials, including instructions for program entry and a form that requires the signature of a school official."

https://www.nationalmerit.org/s/1758/interior.aspx?sid=1758&gid=2&pgid=398