September 7, 2021
1. The PSAT: Explained
The PSAT, or the Preliminary SAT, is a practice test for high school students. It has three sections—Reading, Writing and Language, and Math—and is scored from 320-1520. While practice for the SAT is extremely important, that’s not the only benefit! The PSAT can connect students to $300 million in scholarships and the National Merit Scholarship Program.
2. Most students take the PSAT as sophomores or juniors
There are nearly 3.5 million high schoolers who take the PSAT every year—a major milestone on the road to college. The PSAT is targeted to high academic achievers who are on their way to postsecondary success. Most students take the PSAT in either 10th or 11th grade, but some students take it as early as 8th grade.
3. The PSAT is the only way juniors can be awarded a National Merit scholarship
For juniors, the PSAT is not just a practice test, but also the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Providing over $40 million in scholarships each year, National Merit awards range from one-time $2,500 scholarships to corporate- or college-sponsored scholarships at full-tuition. This means your student could earn thousands of dollars in scholarships! At Class 101, we’re proud to have helped over 125 juniors receive National Merit scholarships.
4. When (is it) and where do you register?
The PSAT happens every year in October and has one primary test and few alternative dates. The primary nationwide test day is Wednesday, October 13. The Saturday test day will be October 13 and the alternative test day, October 16. All of these dates are subject to change.
Students can take the PSAT at their own high school. If their school doesn’t offer it, they may need to take it at a nearby school. Students should register at the high school.
5. Practice makes progress.
In the world of standardized tests, getting as much practice as possible can add up to big scores. And with the PSAT being predictable, mastering a strategy for acing the questions is more than possible. Learning the test format in advance will pay off. Class 101 has a comprehensive PSAT prep course designed for students to quickly master all PSAT exam topics.
Sign your student up for Class 101’s PSAT Test Prep Course today to not only sharpen their test-taking skills—but to help them gain the confidence needed to stay calm and collected. From short video lessons to interactive practice quizzes, when October 13 national test day arrives, your student will be confident and well-equipped to earn the highest score possible.
Ready to make test day the best day? Register today for $499.
August 10, 2021
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September 16, 2021
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