10th Grade PSAT
The Preliminary SAT, also known as the PSAT/NMSQT® (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test), is a practice version of the SAT exam. You can only take the PSAT once per year, and most high school students take the test in 10th grade and some are invited to take it again in 11th grade. If you earn a high score on the PSAT your junior year, you could qualify to receive a National Merit Scholarship—$180 million dollars in merit scholarships are awarded to students each year.
The PSAT is 2 hours and 45 minutes long and tests your skills in reading, writing, and math. Unlike the SAT, the highest score possible on the PSAT is 1520.
PSAT testing is taken on the NCA campus in mid-October. Emails will be sent out with testing and registration information in September. Students can complete registration through the school.
- Information about PSAT testing dates and practice tests
- Information about how your PSAT score can help you prepare for the SAT, college, a career, and more
- For testing purposes, students will need the NCA School Code. It is: TBD