What is the PSAT/NMSQT?


The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is the pre-test that gives students a preview to the SAT. High school students (primarily juniors and some sophomores) take this multiple-choice Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing exam since the results can highlight focus areas for SAT preparation. Juniors can be identified as National Merit Scholars (juniors only) for possible college scholarships.

PSAT/NMSQT administration at Davis Senior High School will be Saturday, October 12, 2024.


PSAT registration will open at the beginning of the 2024-2025 school year. Registration priority will be given to juniors with sophomores automatically added to a waitlist. Please check back here in late August for registration instructions. 

The PSAT/NMSQT will only be offered in College Board's digital format with students using DJUSD-issued Chromebooks. A technology-readiness check will be required prior to testing day. More information regarding the technology component will be provided closer to the testing date.

For details about the new digital PSAT, please visit College Board's overview.