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Testing Corner - PSAT/NMSQT Exam


January 26, 2021

Oregon High School

Registration Fee $19


Registration is now open for the 2020 PSAT/NMSQT, at The deadline to sign up is Friday, November 13th. The cost of the exam is $19 for current Oregon High School students. (Registrations and payments made after this date will incur a $5 late fee.)

This exam is paper/pencil format and requires in-person administration. Please note that exam procedures and/or plans are subject to change should orders from Public Health Services of Madison and Dane County become more restrictive.

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a great tool geared toward high school juniors considering college. The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills and writing skills. Students take the PSAT/NMSQT in order to receive feedback about strengths and weaknesses, enter the competition for the National Merit Scholarship Program and to help prepare for the SAT

The SAT, similar to the ACT (which all Juniors in the state of Wisconsin take each Spring semester), is a nationally recognized standardized test used predominantly by schools on the East and West Coasts. Although most colleges and universities which require standardized testing accept both the ACT and the SAT with regard to college admission, the ACT is used more commonly here in the Midwest.

If a student is applying for 504 or IEP accommodations on the PSAT/NMSQT, accommodations will be submitted for approval to the College Board. Please be sure to contact Missi Hahn in order to begin the accommodations application process as soon as possible. (Accommodations typically take up to 7 weeks to be approved by College Board.)

Please contact Ms Missi Hahn, , if you have questions or require financial assistance.