PSAT/NMSQT Information

Mon, 12/14/2020 - 1:14pm

PSAT/NMSQT Information

On Tuesday, January 26th, Hammond High School will be offering the PSAT to interested 11th graders. 

Participation is not required by HCPSS. The primary purpose is to give students the opportunity to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Students can qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program without a PSAT score. Alternate Entry allows eligible students to enter the scholarship program based on SAT scores in lieu of PSAT/NMSQT scores. Visit Alternate Entry to the National Merit Scholarship Program to review requirements and complete entry form or the National Merit Scholarship website to learn more.  

To Register for PSAT: Any interested 11th grade student must complete the PSAT Registration form before 12/23.

  • Only 11th grade students who complete the form will be able to test. 
  • Late registrations will not be accepted. 
  • Note: students must be logged into their HCPSS Google Account to complete the form.


Key January 26th PSAT Details:

  • Exam starts at 8:30AM and ends around 12:30 
  • Transportation will not be provided.
  • Students will test in small groups of 10 or less.
  • Classroom desks will be arranged to provide 6ft of clearance between students at all times. 
  • Face coverings will be worn at all times by students and staff. 
  • Students will miss their synchronous classes during the PSAT. Absences will be marked as excused.
  • No exam cost to HCPSS students.
  • Scores will be sent by the College Board in mid to late-March.
  • Cancellations are possible due to county level COVID metrics or school level COVID cases.


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