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PSAT/NMSQT Exam Information

At this time, CUSD is not hosting the PSAT in October. The College Board has announced an additional January 26, 2021 testing date. Proposed test administration at any time will be based on current health regulations. Please check back for updates to this page, which can also be found in our weekly Guidance Newsletter.

What are the benefits of taking the PSAT test?

  • Merit Scholarships (Juniors ONLY) – PSAT is tied to the National Merit Scholarship program
    • highest-scoring Junior entrants in each state may qualify
  • Prep for the SAT – access free, personalized SAT practice from Khan Academy
  • Connections to AP Courses – the score report will show AP courses that are a great match for the student



·         Two No. 2 pencils with erasers

·         An approved calculator

·         Valid school- or government-issued photo ID (for students not testing at their own school and home-schooled students).

·         Social Security number (optional)



·         Any devices, including smartwatches, that can be used to record, transmit, receive or play back audio, photographic, text, or video content

·         Protractors, compasses, rulers

·         Highlighters, colored pens, colored pencils

·         Pamphlets or papers of any kind

·         Food and drinks, including bottled water. 

CollegeBoard PSAT/NMSQT

Please click Here to learn more about the official CollegeBoard PSAT/NMSQT.