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The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) will be given to all Juniors on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 7:28 am until 11:23 am at no cost to them. 

The Guidance Department highly encourages all sophomores to also register for this test.  The cost of the test for sophomores will be $17.00.

This combined testing program serves the purpose of the previously separated Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) and the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT).  Taking the October 11, 2017 (PSAT/NMSQT) test is the first step necessary to enter the scholarship programs administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. 

All students taking the test will be assigned to a specific testing room prior to the morning of testing.  You will need a calculator and a couple of #2 pencils. 

The PSAT/NMSQT is conducted for the College Entrance Examination Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation by Education Testing Services (ETS).  This year, the district will be picking up the cost for the current junior class.  The two and one half-hour version of the College Board Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and the PSAT/NMSQT measures verbal, mathematical, and writing abilities important in college work. 

Any sophomore wanting to take the PSAT/NMSQT also on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 will need to complete the online registration form and return their registration confirmation to Mrs. Klein in the guidance office by Friday, October 6, 2017 to receive their PSAT practice booklet. There will be no refunds issued for students that miss the test. 



For the 2017 PSAT/NMSQT, students at Plum Senior High School will be registering online. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.

Online Exam registration will begin on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 8:00 AM and end on Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 2:20 PM. In order to register, students should click on the link provided on the school website or visit www.TotalRegistration.net/PSAT/393772 to register .To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end.

Plum Senior High School is excited to offer families the convenience of paying exam fees online at the time of registration. Please be sure to have a debit or credit card available before beginning registration.