The PSAT

  • The PSAT measures what students learn in school to determine if students are on track for college success. It can open doors for opportunities to prepare and pay for college. 

    The 2021 PSAT date is Wednesday, October 13th.

    The test WILL take place at Rush-Henrietta Senior High School. 

    All Juniors will be taking the PSAT during the school day. This provides the opportunity to practice taking the exam in a controlled setting. Counselors will provide PSAT information to students shortly after school begins.


    Practice

    Get ready for the big day and take a practice test: 

    https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice/full-length-practice-tests


    5 Reasons To Take the PSAT

    1. You’ll get better at standardized testing. This is a no-brainer. The more you practice the PSAT, the better score you’ll get on the SAT — aka, the one that can get you into your dream college.
    2. It qualifies you for college scholarships. If you’re applying for college scholarships to pay for your schooling, you’ll definitely want to take the PSAT. The National Merit Scholarship Program uses your PSAT scores to qualify you for scholarships. It also acts as a gateway to a variety of other scholarships from different colleges, so be sure to give it everything you’ve got!
    3. You’ll find out your strengths and weaknesses. The PSAT can help you identify in which areas of testing you excel, along with the areas could use some improvement. With this information, you can study hard in certain areas to better prepare for the SAT.
    4. It can help you get placed in AP classes. Advanced Placement (AP) courses allow high school students to take advanced courses that earn college credit. If you score a high PSAT, a teacher might take notice and recommend you for certain AP classes where you’re likely to do well.
    5. It’s relatively low stakes. Colleges don’t consider PSAT scores for admissions. By taking the PSAT, you can get an honest idea of your potential SAT scores without stressing about not getting into your dream college.

    (https://tallo.com/blog/when-take-psat/)