Troy High will be offering the PSAT on Wednesday, October 13. It will take place in the Gym from 8:30 am-12:00 pm. It will be offered free of cost to all THS juniors. If you are thinking about attending college after high school this is a great opportunity for you, and the first step in the college admission process. As part of the SAT® Suite of Assessments, itʼs designed to help prepare students for the SAT, college, and careers. Historically, students who took the PSAT/NMSQT scored higher on the SAT, on average, than those who didn’t take the test.
If you are interested in taking the test you must sign up by Friday, October 8. Students must be logged into their Troy account to register.
If you are not taking the PSAT, you will follow your regular class schedule.
If you have any questions please reach out to your school counselor or call 518-328-5472. The sign-up form will also be emailed to every junior via the school email.
Why take the PSAT?:
- The PSAT will familiarize you with the test questions and the format of the SAT. It will include the same three sections that the SAT offers; Reading, Writing and Language, and Mathematics.
- You will get a “Dress Rehearsal” for test day. You will see the strict time limits and get a feel for test day.
- Your results on the PSAT will guide your future test preparation.
- Colleges will not see your scores. If you check “yes” to the Student Search Service question on the registration page, you will be providing important demographic information to colleges. (Again, your scores will not be sent to colleges)
Students who take the PSAT/NMSQT in 11th grade may meet the requirements to qualify for the National Merit® Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. Our other scholarship partners also use the PSAT/NMSQT to find students qualified to apply for their programs. These organizations give out over $300 million in combined awards every year. Additionally, the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program provides a simple path to college with the chance for students to earn scholarships for each step they take. Half of the scholarships—more than $2 million each year—are set aside for students whose families earn less than $60,000 per year.