SIGN-UPS FOR THE PSAT BEGIN TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th
(Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) is administered to all Hagerty High sophomores each year in October. Hagerty High freshmen and juniors may also sign up to take this assessment. The test is administered during the typical school day (in the morning) and this year’s test date is Wednesday, October 28th
What is the PSAT? It stands for the Preliminary SAT/NMSQT (National Merit Qualifying Test) and is a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT Reasoning Test. Either the SAT or ACT is required by most all colleges for entering freshmen. Juniors who take this test are automatically entered in the National Merit Scholarship Program; high scoring juniors may qualify as National Merit Scholars.
The test is given to all sophomores free of charge. However, freshmen and juniors who take the test are required to pay a fee of $20. 9th and 11th graders desiring to sign up for the test will do so with their guidance office. Ms. Pagan in the Building 6 Guidance Office for students last name A-M (Building 6-100). Ms. Cullen in the Building 2 Guidance Office for students last name N-Z (Building 2-111).
We certainly encourage all ‘high-achieving,’ college bound freshmen and juniors to consider taking the PSAT. It provides helpful practice for the SAT and other college-based assessments. Freshmen taking AP and honors courses should certainly consider taking this exam. For juniors, it is especially important that students in AP and honors classes take the PSAT/NMSQT, as top students could qualify as National Merit Scholars.
Freshmen and juniors may begin signing up to take the PSAT on Tuesday, September 8th. Sign-ups (there is a limited supply of tests available) are on a first come-first serve basis for juniors and freshmen. The deadline for sign-ups is Friday, October, 16th. Once students sign up, they will receive a receipt and a test preparation booklet which they should review prior to the test administration. Students are reminded that they need to bring their student identification card on the day of the test (October 28th).