The PSAT Test for juniors will be given at LSW on  the morning of Saturday, October 19th. This is the Preliminary round for the National Merit Scholarship competition. Registration for the test ends on Thursday, October 10th at 4pm. Registration takes place in the Counseling Center. The cost of this year’s test is $25, cash or checks can be made payable to Lincoln Southwest or to Lincoln Public Schools. Please have your student register early as testing spots are limited. If you have questions please contact Mr. Feeken at

According to The Princeton Review, The PSAT/NMSQT is the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The PSAT is a great primer for the SAT, and even the ACT, but it’s more than just a trial run. PSAT scores are used to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships. More than 3.4 million high school juniors take this nationwide, multiple-choice test every year. Five PSAT Quick Facts are listed below:

  1. Frequency: Offered once a year
  2. Duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes
  3. Sections: Math, Evidence-Based Reading & Writing
  4. Cost: $25
  5. Max Score: 1520

Click here to learn about Kaplan’s Free PSAT Practice Tests and Prep Program. The Princeton Review also offers a free PSAT Practice Test. Additionally, the College Board features 10 free PSAT Practice Tests.