Before you climb into the SAT cockpit your junior and/or senior year, the PSAT affords you the opportunity to practice for the SAT.
The SAT and the PSAT have a number of similarities. Both tests are created by the College Board, and both tests cover basic subjects such as reading, writing, and math. However, there are important differences between these two tests that test-takers should be aware of.
You may be wondering when to register for the ACT or SAT so you can send scores along with your college applications. You may also be curious about retesting. Here’s the rundown of when to take (or retake) these tests and how to report scores.
To be eligible for the National Merit Scholarship Program, students must be enrolled in a four-year high school program and take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) by October of their junior year.