PSAT Information

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

PSAT Score Reports

Scores for the 2019 PSAT/NMSQT are expected to be released to students on December 9, 2019. All information about score structure and reports is available online. (https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scores)

Students will be able to view scores via the College Board's website (https://studentscores.collegeboard.org/home) using their student ID or access code. Students who do not currently have a College Board online account will need to create one to view scores. Students who already have College Board online accounts must use the same email address to access their account as in previous years.

Help for Students Who Can't Access their Scores: After students log in to their College Board account, they should click "Add Scores." In the "Matching Tool," it is essential that the College Board account information matches what students entered on their PSAT answer sheet. For example, if a student bubbled "Elizabeth" on her PSAT answer sheet but created her College Board account using the name "Beth," her scores will not load. Students who need to change their name to match must call College Board Customer Service at 1-866-630-9305. All other changes may be made within the student's account. SCHS cannot make any account changes for students.

It is also important for students to choose the correct test name and year. All students should choose 2019 as the test year since the exam was taken in October 2019. Students still unable to locate their scores will be prompted to indicate which test is missing and enter the access code to assist the matching process. Students should contact their counselors to get their individual access codes.

We are excited to inform you that South County HS students in grades ten and eleven will have the opportunity to take a Preliminary SAT (PSAT) National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test on October 16, 2019.

More information about the PSAT NMSQT and the National Merit Scholarship Program can be found on the College Board: PSAT Home.

Fees and Registration

  • Fairfax County Public Schools covers the registration fee for sophomores and juniors to take PSAT NMSQT
  • If a freshmen is interested in taking the standard PSAT NMSQT please download the SCHS PSAT Registration Form and submit it to SCHS with the non-refundable $20 fee by cash or check made out to SCHS no later than Friday September 13th.

College Board Accommodations

  • Accommodations must be approved by the College Board and documentation must meet the criteria outlined on their website.
  • Please contact Telia Johnson at @email by Friday August 16th for assistance with the application process. Requests for accommodations must be completed and received by College Board by August 27, 2019.

Practice

Students may prepare for the PSAT by visiting the PSAT Practice Tests on the College Board Website.

Parent Pre-Survey Opt-Out

The PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) pre-survey questions are designed by the College Board to help connect students with colleges and additional scholarship opportunities. Parents and guardians may opt out of having their students complete the pre-survey portion of the PSAT/NMSQT. When choosing to opt out, it is important to communicate this decision to the student so he or she knows not to answer the pre-survey questions.

Pre-Survey Opt-out Form