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.
Additional information about the test is available here: 2017 PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide. Paper copies of the Student Guide are available in the Counseling Office.
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 11, 2017 at EDHS in the Large Gym. Registration check-in begins in the Large Gym at 8:00 am on test day. Check-in ends at 8:25 and you will not be able to enter after that time.
For the 2017 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.
Online Exam registration will begin on Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 5:00 AM and end on Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 11:30 PM. In order to register, students should click on the link provided on the school website or click here. 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 that is provided at the end.
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. 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:
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 5:00 AM - Registration Begins
Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 11:30 PM - Registrations and payments after this date will incur a $5 late fee .
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 11:30 PM - Registration Ends
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 11:30 AM - Registrations that have not been paid for will be canceled and exams will not be ordered.
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.