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Digital PSAT FAQ

Since last month's update on what we know about the digital PSAT coming this October, many students have still had questions about what the changes will mean for them. Here is a list of frequently asked questions I’ve heard from my students to help you address these concerns when speaking

The PSAT/NMSQT

What is the PSAT? The PSAT/NMSQT stands for Preliminary SAT / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. It is offered during the student’s junior year in either October or November, depending on the particular high school. It is a standardized test that is approximately two hours and twenty minutes long, with

Last-minute PSAT Tips

‘Twas the night before PSAT, and all through the house, all the students were thinking, “What do I do now?” Perhaps it’s not a perfect rhyme, but you get the idea! The PSAT only comes once a year, and students often feel nervous the night before. Have no fear, Applerouth

Understanding Your PSAT Scores

Students across the United States are getting their PSAT scores back this month; schools will start distributing scores around December 10th (the exact date varies by state). While the score report students and parents will receive is a condensed one, there’s still a lot of good information in there! About

All About the PSAT

As an enrollment specialist at Applerouth, I am often called upon to answer questions regarding the PSAT. Many families are confused and many ask the same questions: Why is my student taking the PSAT? Why is the PSAT important? Will colleges see my PSAT scores? How are my PSAT scores

Counting Down to the PSAT

The PSAT is next Wednesday, and for the majority of the 1.5 million students who take the test annually, the test will serve as helpful practice for when they take the SAT later in the school year. Some of those students will also need to pay more attention to the

Should Sophomores Take the PSAT This October?

Current sophomores will have some decisions to make regarding test prep. They will want to decide on the SAT and ACT tests, as will other classes, but they will also have the “opportunity” to choose to take either the old SAT, the new SAT, or both. The College Board's recent

ACT scores dip even

Updated: Last week the AJC reported that the State Board of Education voted to use $1.1 million of the $400 million Race to the Top funds to pay for ALL 10th grade PSATs. Updated: Last night I heard from DeKalb county teacher that the Race to the Top funds would

Understanding Your PSAT Scores in 2020

October PSAT scores will be released in early December (the exact date varies by school). If your student took the test in October, we’ve got a handy guide to understanding their scores right here. If you haven’t taken the test yet, you’re not alone! COVID-19 has changed a lot of

The PSAT: More Than a "Mini-SAT"

In many ways the PSAT is very similar to the SAT. If you have higher aspirations for the PSAT than practice for the SAT – National Merit or qualifying for AP classes, for example - you may want to consider what makes the test different. The PSAT is administered every

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