PSAT's and National Merit Scholarship Corporation
The PSAT assesses the critical reading, mathematics, and writing skills students need for college and beyondl Find out what the test is like and try practice questions. This exam helps students become college ready. It provides detailed feedback on skills, access to scholarships and personalized online tools, and excellent practice for the SAT. The website is https://www.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt
Sophomores and Juniors may take the PSAT exam. Hopewell offers it in October here at the school for a minimal cost to families. Have students ask guidance and listen for annoucements starting in September.
The National Merit corporation will look at PSAT scores from a students junior year for qualifications to their scholarship. Scores must be very high to be eligible. Information and a description of the complete process is available on http://www.nationalmerit.org/
College Entrance exams
There are two tests to take, the ACT's and SAT's. If you are in question as to which one to take check with the schools where you are applying for their preference. Registration, test taking tips, and practice questions can be found on the exams websites. An account will need to be created once on the sites.