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How many PSAT tests are there throughout high school?

Hey everyone, I'm a bit confused about the PSAT. I know it's a preparatory test for the SAT, but I'm not sure how many times it's offered during high school. Can someone tell me how many PSATs I can take before I have to sit for the real deal (SAT)?

8 months ago

Hey there! I'm happy to shed some light on the PSAT for you. Generally, students have the opportunity to take the PSAT up to three times during high school. The test is offered annually, typically in October. Students can take the PSAT/NMSQT in both 10th and 11th grade, but it's in their junior year that the scores could qualify them for the National Merit Scholarship Program. The 11th-grade PSAT/NMSQT is the one that counts for scholarships.

Additionally, there's a version called the PSAT 8/9 that is meant for younger students, typically in 8th or 9th grade. While it's not as common as the 10th and 11th-grade tests, it’s a great way to start practicing early for standardized tests. Remember, only the 11th-grade scores are used for the National Merit Scholarship competition, so that’s an important one if you're aiming for scholarships! Hope this clears things up!

8 months ago

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