• The PSAT/NMSQT will be proctored for City High students on Wednesday, October 13th at 8:00am in the City High Gym.  The PSAT/NMSQT is a nationwide test given each Fall.  The test is completely voluntary, but there are two principal reasons one might wish to take this test:

          1. The PSAT/NMSQT is a shortened, practice version of the SAT and offers a “preview” for the longer and more complete SAT.  The PSAT/NMSQT is returned to you along with a complete report of right and wrong answers so you can identify your strengths and weaknesses as you prepare for competitive tests.

          2. The PSAT/NMSQT is the initial selection device in the National Merit Scholarship program, which identifies capable high school students and awards scholarships to those who score highest on the PSAT/NMSQT.  

    Taking the PSAT is required for those juniors who wish to compete in the National Merit Scholarship Program.  

    It is strongly suggested that those students who are enrolled in AP and/or accelerated courses, and/or those who plan to take the SAT for college admissions, take the PSAT.  More information on the exam and the National Merit Scholarship Program can be found within the Student Guide (link below).  If you are not sure whether you should take the test, or if you would like more information regarding the test, please contact your counselor(link below). 

    • Student registrations will be confirmed via email by Friday, October 8th. 

    • Students will have to provide their own transportation to the test and bring all applicable testing materials (pencils and calculator). 

    REGISTRATION  RUNS  September 10th – September 24th  

     If you wish to take the PSAT/NMSQT, please register online as soon as possible.  Registration entails both a Google Registration Form (link below) and submitting payment via MySchoolBucks. The payment link will pop up after registration submission. If you receive free or reduced lunch, please contact your counselor prior to submitting payment.  Registrations are limited to the first 300 students.  

     Please have your student pick up a Student Guide/Practice Test in the Guidance Office. 

    Google Registration Form (and subsequent payment link):

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuPWxFd8UBaoKonT2vh0ss7ydsLUFV5eoYz2DJIR-I4wpKNA/viewform

    Contact your counselor:

    https://www.iowacityschools.org/domain/2592

    Student Guide:

    https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/psat-nmsqt-student-guide.pdf