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PSAT Information

2022 PSAT


Date: Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

10th and 11th grade students have the option to take the PSAT on Wednesday morning, October 12, 2022, at no charge at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. Juniors who have not taken a standardized test and plan to apply for the Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) must take the PSAT, ACT, or SAT.   

Online registration is now closed.

Testing details about specific times and locations will be emailed to registered students.


The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).  It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.

Why should students take the PSAT?

  • Any student interested in applying for Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) should take the PSAT during their sophomore or junior year.
  • Receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study.  You can then focus your preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice.
  • See how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.
  • Enter the competition for scholarships from NMSC (grade 11).
  • Help prepare for the SAT.  You can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT.
  • Receive information from colleges when you check "yes" to Student Search Service.

For more information click: More PSAT/NMSQT Information

Still have questions?

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