PSAT sign up information
Important: Why Juniors SHOULD take the PSAT!
The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a multiple choice test that measures verbal and mathematical reasoning abilities important to performing college level work. The PSAT/NMSQT is the qualifying exam for students wishing to participate in competitions of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
The PSAT/NMSQT is given only once each year. It will be administered on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at Bob Jones High School. Between Sept. 24 - Oct.12th, students may register with Mrs. Ruhlman for the $14 test fee with checks payable to Bob Jones High School OR may register and pay online at
https://madisoncityal.csiepay.com/?pageid=1a71e56f-b5ba-4721-b326-3bd3580f8374 (link found on BJ website) All students will receive an informative student bulletin when they register.
The PSAT/NMSQT gives students the opportunity to:
1. Assess skills in verbal reasoning, mathematical reasoning, and writing.
2. Get specific suggestions on how to improve your skills.
3. Compare your academic skills with those of other college-bound students.
4. Practice for the SAT Reasoning exam.
5. Enter scholarship competitions.
6. Ask colleges to send you information.
7. Have the opportunity to qualify for free tuition at many colleges and a full ride at a few.
JUNIORS must take the 2012 PSAT/NMSQT to enter the 2013 scholarship programs conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). All U. S. citizens who take the PSAT/NMSQT during the proper year in high school and meet other publicized eligibility requirements may participate in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Tests and correct answers are returned with the score report.