The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) will be administered on Wed., Oct. 11 at ChHS. The PSAT/NMSQT measures reading, writing and language and mathematical skills. The PSAT provides students with valuable college readiness feedback and tools to help them reach their college goals. By taking the PSAT/NMSQT, your child may also be eligible to enter competitions for college scholarships and other academic recognition programs including The National Merit Scholarship Program and The National Achievement Scholarship Program when taking it as a junior.

Students will gain access to My College Quick Start which is a free on-line tool that includes detailed answer explanations, a personality test to help students identify their interests, and a personalized list of suitable colleges based on the student’s home state and intended major.


The Alabama State Department of Education is offering all juniors the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT free of charge; the fee for 10th graders is $16.00. Students who choose to take advantage of this opportunity will receive the Official Student Guide to the PSAT/NMSQT prior to the test. Students who intend to participate must return the bottom portion of this form to the guidance office by Friday, September 8, 2017.

PSAT Parent Letter and Consent Form

PSAT Fact Sheet