The PSAT Exam and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test will be administered to sophomores and juniors on Wednesday October 12, 2011 at Burlington High School. Although the Class of 2013 took the PSAT Exam last year, the BHS Guidance Department highly recommends students take the exam junior year as well. Sophomores do not need to pay for the exam. However, Juniors do have to pay a $25.00 fee.
In addition, juniors who achieve high PSAT/NMSQT scores may qualify for National Merit competition and corporate scholarships. The PSAT exam offers your son/daughter an additional opportunity to take a practice test prior to taking the American College Test (ACT) or the SAT Test in the spring. Please visit www.collegeboard.com for more detailed PSAT information.
In order to register for the PSAT/NMQT your son/daughter must complete the form that was mailed home three weeks ago and submit the form with a $25.00 fee to the Guidance Secretary. Each student will receive a 2011 Student Bulletin when they register. It is important that your son/daughter register early in the registration period to adequately prepare for the test by reading the Student Bulletin thoroughly, paying particular attention to test directions, test taking tips and doing the sample practice test.
Sophomores do NOT have to pay for the exam. However, juniors must pay a fee of $25.00. Please remember that the regular registration period ends Wednesday, October 5th at the close of school. If you miss the registration period, you may check with the Guidance Secretary to see if there are available test booklets and space to accommodate a late registration. If spots are available there will be an additional charge of $5.00 ($30.00 total) after October 5th .