Everyone has to take it - but why?


Michelle Wheelwright

What is the PSAT? PSAT stands for Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test. The PSAT is a test that can be taken during your high school years (normally in October) that help prepare you for taking the SAT which stands for Scholastic Aptitude Test. The SAT is needed for college acceptances and what-not! Some believe the PSAT doesn’t matter since you still have the SAT before college but that’s false information. The PSAT covers Math, English, and Writing!

Many people know about the SAT, which helps with college admissions; this is a practice test for that! The PSAT in some situations can be more important than your SAT scores. Taking the PSAT puts you on colleges’ radars, helps with scholarships depending on your test score, and so much more! Once you get your results back you can see where your strengths and weaknesses lie so that you can practice extra hard in those areas to ace them on your SAT.

If you have the chance to take the PSAT take advantage of it. Don’t stress if you don’t get the score that you wanted, you’ll do better next time once you practice more…  It’s not going to be the end of the world! Once you take the PSAT one time you will have so much more confidence when you take it again, and even for when you take the SAT.