Wicomico County pays for all 10th graders to take the PSAT/NSMQT in the Fall! 9th and 11th graders may pay to take the PSAT/NMSQT.
What are the PSAT’s and why should I take them?
PSAT/NMSQT stands for Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. This test has two purposes. One, it is a kind of a rehearsal for students who plan to take the SAT, which is the test most colleges require for admission. Two, it will help you to see how well you may potentially do on the SAT in each portion.
When are the PSAT’s?
The PSAT’s are in October. They will begin at the start of the school day. This will be a late arrival day for all those not testing.
How much are the PSAT’s?
The PSAT is free to all 10th graders. The cost of the PSAT is $15 for 9th and 11th graders. Every year the Wicomico County Board of Education pays for every 10th graders enrolled in each county high school. Unfortunately, 12th graders may not take this assessment.
If I pay for the PSAT’s and I get sick, or choose not to show up, can I get my money back?
No. Once you have submitted your payment, you may not get a refund for any reason. Also, there will not be a make-up date for this test.
What happens if I’m late or have an appointment in the morning that I can’t miss?
There are no makeups allowed for the PSAT due to it being a NMSQT qualifier.
I want to take the PSAT, where do I sign up and who do I pay?
10th graders are Every automatically signed up prior to the test!
9th and 11th graders see your school testing coordinator. You may pay in cash or check. Please pay exact amount. Make all checks payable to your high school.
Is there a deadline to sign up?
The deadline to sign up is roughly 3 weeks prior to testing as College Board is requiring all materials to be ordered by this time. Check with your school testing coordinator for the exact date.