The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test -- better known as the PSAT/NMSQT or simply PSAT -- is primarily given to high school juniors and measures the reading, math and composition proficiency successful college students need. High scores can help students qualify for a National Merit Scholarship. Students receive a copy of their scores from their school, but may also find them through the My College QuickStart portion of the College Board web site.
Getting Your Scores Online
Test scores become available in December. To obtain your scores, log on to the My College QuickStart page. If you already have the printed copy of your scores, use the online access code to enter the site. If you do not have the code, click the "Sign Up" link to create an account. To register, you need to give your name, birth date, email address and high school graduation date. Create a username, password and security question and answer, then submit the form. You can select the option to receive email when your scores become available. Once you finish registering, sign in at the site with your username and password to find your scores, learn which questions you missed and get explanations for those responses.
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