The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
The PSAT/NMSQT is a standardized assessment that provides practice for the SAT. The state of Georgia funds the administration for all 10th graders. 9th and 11th grade students may participate by paying for the assessment. Students testing in the 11th grade are given consideration for the National Merit Scholarship. The test is 2 hours and 45 minutes long and tests skills in reading, writing, and math. The PSAT/NMSQT is administered in October. GCPS participates in the paper administration of this test.