Hi! I'm a freshman in high school and (as you may know) I am nearing the end of my first semester. I wanted to take the PSAT to see what I need to study, but my school only lets Juniors take the PSAT. I was wondering what I could do to take the test or find a way to take the test. If anyone could help me, I'd greatly appreciate it.
Depending on where you live and what school you attend, you could possibly take it at another school. I am homeschooled so I took it at my local high school. If you attend a private school, you may be allowed to take it at the local PUBLIC school, b/c under normal conditions, that would be your school b/c you are in their district. I just called the office and asked; they then registered me. Note: I did have to bring a fee on test day.
Another good idea: you could take practice/sample tests. Create an account with Collegeboard (BTW, they have great college/scholarship search resources + career quizzes and more!), then download the Bluebook App to your device. Currently, the app has 1 PSAT/NMSQT practice test and several SAT practice tests.
As far as studying, most freshman/sophmores do not study for the PSAT and so they get results that accuratly represent their current skills. However, I do suggest studying before the NMSQT. Study like you would for the SAT (same materials and even same course on Khan Academy). I took the SAT on a Saturday and the PSAT the Wednesday after, and it honestly felt like a breeze after the SAT.
Hope this helps you!
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