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Can you take the PSAT multiple times, and does it benefit you?

Hi all, I was chatting with some friends, and we were all wondering if you can take the PSAT more than once throughout high school. If so, does taking it several times help with anything, like getting more practice or does it improve chances for National Merit?

8 months ago

Absolutely, students can take the PSAT more than once! Typically, students have the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT in both their sophomore and junior years. While taking the test multiple times can definitely serve as good practice for the SAT, only the junior year PSAT scores are considered for the National Merit Scholarship Program. It's a good idea to take the PSAT as practice in your sophomore year to get a sense of the test format and question types. Then, when you take it in your junior year, you'll be more familiar with the test, which could help improve your score and potentially put you in the running for National Merit recognition. Remember though, even if you do take the test multiple times, it's your junior year score that really counts for National Merit purposes, so make that one count!

8 months ago

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