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 PSAT Information for Students and Parents

The 2017 PSAT will be administered on October 11, 2017.   Alternate date is October 25, 2017. 

This examination is an excellent opportunity for students to understand the requirements of the SAT®, which is a critical reasoning exam used as a criteria in college admissions. Tenth grade students who participate in the October administration of the PSAT/NMSQT® at their home high school receive a detailed Score Report Plus in December. The Score Report Plus provides students with a comprehensive skills’ analysis of their performance and gives them a code which provides access to Khan Academy ( ) for personalized practice plans. Students may explore Roadmaps to Careers found under the Popular Tools tab.
In addition, the Score Report Plus identifies specific Advanced Placement courses in which the student is likely to succeed. Please ensure that your tenth grade student is present on October 11, 2017, for this valuable learning opportunity. Some systems have selected October 25 2017, as an alternate date for the administration of the PSAT/NMSQT. Check your local school’s calendar.  The State of Georgia pays the PSAT/NMSQT fee for all sophomores enrolled in GA public schools. For information, see your school counselor.


Students who pay to take the PSAT/NMSQT® as a junior are eligible to be considered for National Merit Scholarship. Confer with your student’s counselor in August about ordering the PSAT/NMSQT® for your junior.

PSAT/NMSQT​® and Home Schooled Students

If you are a home-schooled student or parent of a home-schooled student, contact a principal or counselor at a local public, parochial or independent high school to make arrangements to take the PSAT/NMSQT at their school. Be sure to do so well in advance of the mid-October test dates, preferably during the previous June.

If you're a home-schooled student, your PSAT/NMSQT score report is sent directly to your home address.  On the test day, when completing the basic information on the answer sheet, be sure to enter your state's home school code in the "school code" section. The test supervisor will provide this for you.