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How Will the PSAT Change in 2015?

How Will the PSAT Change in 2015?

Current high school freshmen and sophomores will face a revised version of the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) beginning in the fall of 2015. The PSAT is an important step in preparing for the SAT (after all, it is very much like a dress rehearsal!), and its modifications reflect the significant changes that will occur on the SAT beginning in the spring of 2016. Now more than ever, it is critical that students study for and complete the PSAT. Review the below information to ensure you do so as accurately and efficiently as possible. Here are some great things to know about the PSAT. How will the content of the PSAT change? The 2014 version of the PS ... Read More About How Will the PSAT Change in 2015?

Should I Take the PSAT?

Should I Take the PSAT?

When determining whether or not taking the PSAT is right for you, the answer should be clear: yes! There are numerous benefits related to completing the PSAT. Your score on the test will not harm your academic record or college application process in any way; the PSAT is simply a resource for discovering and perfecting the nature of the SAT. Sitting for the PSAT is hardly ever a regrettable decision. Here is some great information on what to know about that PSAT that you may find useful.    The single most evident motive for completing the PSAT is that it allows students to understand their position relative to the SAT. Your sc ... Read More About Should I Take the PSAT?

When Do PSAT Scores Come Out?

When Do PSAT Scores Come Out?

When do we hear about PSAT scores? The PSAT is only administered once per year — generally in mid-October, but you should always confirm on the the College Board website. PSAT scores typically come out around the first week of December, but you should check these dates online as well, near Thanksgiving for official information. Remember that you will not hear from the National Merit Scholarship committee for up to an additional nine months. You may also want to take a look at how the PSAT will change in 2015. Grading structure of the PSAT Your PSAT scores consist of three sections: Critical Reading Mathematics Writing ... Read More About When Do PSAT Scores Come Out?

What To Know About The PSAT

What To Know About The PSAT

The PSAT (Preliminary SAT) is a test designed to prepare high school students for the SAT. It is also used as the initial screening process for the National Merit Scholarship, which provides students with funds that can be put towards college.  The PSAT is given only once a year in October.  In 2012, the test will be administered on October 17th or October 20th, depending on your school. Both high school sophomores and juniors can take it, though only juniors will be eligible to qualify for National Merit Scholarships.  The test is modeled after the SAT and mirrors its structure in many ways. There are three sections of the te ... Read More About What To Know About The PSAT

What To Know About The PSAT

What To Know About The PSAT

The PSAT, or the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a standardized exam that provides students with a practice version of the SAT.   Most students take the test in their junior year of high school.  Exam results are used to determine qualification and eligibility for the National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSC). So exactly why is the PSAT so important?  Besides giving students firsthand exposure to a college entry exam, the PSAT determines entry to the National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSC), an academic competition for college scholarships and recognition.   Each year, of the 1.5 m ... Read More About What To Know About The PSAT

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