Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT): The PSAT is a “practice” SAT test as well as the qualification exam for the National Merit Scholarship competition. It is primarily designed for juniors. Sophomores may also take the PSAT, but they are not qualified for the NMSQT competition until their junior year. The test will be given at Placer High School on Wednesday, November 2nd 7:45 – 12:00 am in the lower gym. This is a regular school day and students will miss Periods 1-3. Registration will be open October 3 – October 26. There is a limited number of tests that are ordered, so interested students should sign up as soon as the registration window opens. There is no guarantee that there will be enough tests for students who wait until later in the registration period. The fee for the test is $20.00 payable in cash or a check to Placer High School. A limited number of fee waivers are available for juniors on Free or Reduced Lunch. Please sign up with Mrs. Smith in the counseling office.