5 FAQs About the PSAT and National Merit Scholar Program

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Think the PSAT is just practice for the SAT? There's actually a lot more to it than that! Getting a great score on the PSAT, specifically the PSAT NMSQT (Preliminary SAT National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test), can lead to partial scholarships or even a full ride to college. Just be sure to take this test in your junior year to be considered for the National Merit Scholar program. Read on to find the answers to some commonly-asked questions about the PSAT and the National Merit Scholar program:

Q: My son got a great score on his PSAT, but we haven't heard anything about him qualifying for National Merit Scholars. When will we be notified?

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