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    The PSAT is a Pre-SAT, is administered to students who register for the test. Registration is held at the high school usually during the third week in September; the test is given to Juniors in October and Sophomores in April. It is recommended that college bound juniors take this test to prepare for the SAT, which they may take later in their junior year; some academically strong sophomores may also choose to take the PSAT. Juniors will receive predicted results for the SAT. Scores are distributed to students shortly after Winter Break.


    Juniors: On Wednesday, October 16, 2019 the PSAT test will be administered from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Registration is required. Students are to bring their admission ticket (if ticket not found, bring school ID).  The test will start immediately at 8:30 a.m.
    **Students are to bring two #2 pencils, a calculator, and admission ticket and a picture ID. They will not be allowed into the test if they do not have some form of identification or admission ticket.

    The PSAT is an OPTIONAL practice test for the SAT and juniors who take the test may qualify to enter National Merit Scholarship programs.  Most important, the PSAT is a comprehensive tool that gives valuable feedback to students.  It measures critical thinking skills that are important for success in college, including critical reading, math problem-solving and writing skills.  Taking the PSAT enables students to get feedback about critical academic skills, information from colleges, and most importantly practice for the SAT Reasoning Test. (Last year, approximately 50% of the junior class registered and took the test). Results of the test will be electronically sent to the students early in January.

    Test prep booklets will be handed out to each registrant.  In addition, free preparation for the PSAT is available by going to www.Khanacademy.org under Test Prep.  If you have further questions, feel free to stop up and see us in Room S362.  We look forward to working with the class of 2021!


    Sophomores: On April 7, 2020 the PSAT test will be administered from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Registration is required. Students are to bring their admission ticket (if ticket not found, bring school ID).  The test will start immediately at 8:30 a.m.
    **Students are to bring two #2 pencils, a calculator, and admission ticket and a picture ID. They will not be allowed into the test if they do not have some form of identification or admission ticket. 

    The PSAT is an OPTIONAL practice test for the SAT.  Juniors who take the test may qualify to enter National Merit Scholarship programs. SOPHOMORES are NOT eligible for the scholarship programs.  Therefore, the reason for taking the PSAT is to “practice for the practice” test.  Students in the accelerated levels in Math are encouraged to register.  If students are not in enriched math, you still may sign up; however, if you don’t, you will still have the opportunity to test as a junior. (Last year, approximately 30% of the sophomore class registered and took the test).


    In addition to SAT practice, juniors that take the PSAT may qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program based on their results. Each year the necessary selection index changes, which determines winners in the first round of the competition.

    More information:


    Regular Registration Registration Fee $25.00
    (Cash or check to Edina High School)
    Monday, August 19 During Open House/Get Connected Day
    Monday, September 16 During lunch - Media Center entry desk
    Tuesday, September 17 During lunch - Media Center entry desk
    Wednesday, September 18 During lunch - Media Center entry desk
    Thursday, September 19 During lunch - Media Center entry desk
    Friday, September 20 During lunch - Media Center entry desk
    NO registrations will be accepted after the last registration day including registration on the day of the test. 
     

    Updated August 26, 2019