The PSAT/NMSQT is a test that showcases the classroom skills and knowledge that are essential for college and career readiness and success. By taking the test students will benefit in these ways:
- Connects students to colleges and universities across the country, and to scholarship organizations
- Prepares students for the new SAT and college and fuels practice recommendations on Khan Academy
- Matches students with AP courses that make the most of their academic strengths. AP courses can provide an edge in the admissions process, and an opportunity to earn college credit
The PSAT/NMSQT is the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. This test is given in the fall. Students who score exceptionally well can become National Merit Semifinalists. This test is also an excellent preparation for the SAT which all juniors will take in the spring as part of the required battery of State of Michigan testing. The Novi Community School District is affording all juniors this opportunity at no cost.
SAT: college admissions exam that tests students knowledge on subjects that are required for college success. For more information and to register at anytime click on the college board website.
ACT: college admissions exam; used interchangeably with SAT by most universities. ACT test is offered several times through out the year: ACT Registration & Information website.