PSAT Information

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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.


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