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PSAT for Juniors on Oct. 26

On Oct. 26, Garfield juniors will use their SPS laptop computers to take the free, school-day PSAT/NMSQT, which acts both as practice for the SAT college entrance exam and also as the “National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.” Students with high scores on the test may qualify for NMS honors, including money for college. 


  • The school will handle PSAT registration for all students, and a special bell schedule and other details will be announced.
  • Students who have registered with the College Board to have IEP/504 accommodations should check with their counselor.

See a brief video preview of the PSAT and other information on how to prepare.

More info:

  • The District offers further information about the PSAT and SAT.
  • Deadlines have passed for students with a 504 plan or IEP ) to submit a request for accommodations (extra time, etc.) to the College Board. More info.
  • For future reference, Garfield parent Emily Lieberman has experience with the accommodations-request process and can be contacted for support.
  • Taking the PSAT can be helpful to predict performance on the SAT. A qualifying score on the SAT can be used as a graduation pathway for ELA and/or math. Current qualifying SAT scores are 410 for ELA and 430 for math.