Interested Juniors (and sophomores) may opt to take the newly digital PSAT/NMSQT on the morning of Saturday, October 14, 2023 at PA. This will be the only administration of the exam for PA students (that is, it will not be readministered on 10/19 or other date during the digital administration window). The main purpose of the PSAT exam is to familiarize students with timed college entrance testing and with the general format of the SAT (check out free practice resources on College Board’s website). Registration details are forthcoming.

In addition, since the results of the PSAT exam in the junior year are also used to qualify students for the National Merit Scholarship Competition, we encourage students who earned a National Merit Selection Index of 185 or higher on the PSAT as sophomores to consider some preparation for this year’s PSAT, as it is possible that, as juniors, these students may score highly enough to qualify for recognition as National Merit Semi-Finalists or Commended Students. Students interested in PSAT prep might consider Breakaway Test Prep’s offerings. Contact Ron Michalak, Breakaway President, at to learn more.

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