What is the PSAT/NMSQT?

The Preliminary SAT / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized college admission exam that is used to determine eligibility and qualification for the National Merit Scholarship Program, and also serves as a practice test for the SAT. There are three sections on the PSAT/NMSQT: Math, Reading, and Language & Writing. The total testing time is 2 hours and 45 minutes, and it includes 139 questions.

Who takes the PSAT/NMSQT?

TPS offers the PSAT/NMSQT to enrolled 11th graders on several school days in the fall & winter. TPS pays the PSAT/NMSQT exam fees for enrolled TPS students and preregisters them for one of the offered sessions. Students in other grades, or those who prefer to take the test on a Saturday, may do so at their own cost.

How is the PSAT/NMSQT administered?

It is a paper/pencil exam administered at a school location.


What is the PSAT 8?

The Preliminary SAT for 8th grade students (PSAT 8) is an exam that assesses the same skills and knowledge as the SAT and PSAT/NMSQT, but at an 8th-grade level. It exposes students to the types of questions they will encounter on higher-stakes exams in the years to come without directly affecting their college applications or scholarship opportunities.

Who takes the PSAT 8?

TPS offers the PSAT 8 to all enrolled 8th graders.

How is the PSAT 8 administered?

It is a digital exam administered online at a school location. The actual exam length is about 2 hours, 45 minutes.