The results of this test can influence your college options and maybe even the rest of your life! Scholarships are tied directly to your SATs since colleges receive their national rankings based on test scores.
85% of schools give admittance and money simply on the SAT so the higher the score-the more money you can get!
If you do well, this one test can not only mean a full-ride, but also free room and board, honors dorms, grad school, etc.
It is basically like the SAT so as you are studying for the PSAT, it will prepare you for the SAT. It only counts in your junior year for scholarships, but take it for practice in eighth, ninth and tenth grades.
These can be found online, at bookstores, in libraries and at most guidance counselor’s offices.
Most students may feel like they dodged a bullet since they can now opt out of the essay.
Each right answer can equate to as much as 40 points so the goal is to get as many correct as possible.
Unknown questions should be skipped and attempted later since very often our subconscious is still working out the problem.
Although the PSAT/NMSQT is only offered once every fall, if you miss it as a junior (and have a good reason), you can take the alternate entry testing method and still qualify for the contest.
You will need to contact The National Merit Corporation before March 1 to start the process.