The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a great tool for students considering college. The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills and writing skills. El Dorado High School recommends that students take the PSAT/NMSQT in order to receive feed back about strengths and weaknesses, enter the competition for National Merit Scholar scholarships (11th graders) and to help prepare for the SAT.
For students wishing to study for the PSAT, Collegeboard's official study materials are available from Khan Academy.
The test will take place on October 16, 2019 at EDHS in the Large Gym.
Check-in will begin at 8:00 am in the Large Gym on test day. Check-in ends promptly at 8:25 am. Students will not be allowed to enter after that time. ALL students MUST have their Student ID in order to check-in.
For the 2019 PSAT/NMSQT, students at El Dorado High School will be registering online. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access. The cost is $20.00. El Dorado High School desires that students be able to take the test regardless of their ability to pay. Students requiring financial assistance should see below for more information.
Online Exam registration will begin on Sunday, September 1, 2019, at 12:01 AM and ends on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at 11:59 PM. To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page provided at the end of the registration process.
El Dorado High School is excited to offer families the convenience of paying exam fees online at the time of registration. Please be sure to have a debit or credit card available before beginning registration (cash or check can also be mailed). Paying online is a great way to make sure that payment has been made while avoiding mailing payment.
Here are the important dates for the registration process:
Sunday, Sep 1, 2019, at 12:01 AM - Registration Begins
Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at 11:59 PM - Registration Ends
In order to be eligible for a reduced fee for your PSAT exam, you must meet income-eligibility guidelines.
If you have already been accepted to the Free/Reduced Meal program, you will indicate that when you register online. Your PSAT test registration will be placed on hold while we verify your Free/Reduced status.
If you are not currently in the Free/Reduced Meal program but feel that you would qualify, please access the EZMealApp website to apply. If you are approved, you will receive a letter stating this. You will need to give a copy of this letter to Mrs. Fregoso in the Counseling Office before being approved for the PSAT fee reduction.