May 9, 2012
Registration begins Monday, May 14 for the 2012 Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, which will be offered at Stevenson High School on Saturday, October 20 to interested students who will be sophomores or juniors during the 2012-13 school year. The cost is $20, and the registration deadline is October 10. A $5 late fee will be charged after October 1.
Click here to register for the PSAT exam
Letter sent to parents of students who will be in 10th or 11th grade in 2012-13
Test takers can pay the fee online at the link above, or may pay with cash or check by bringing a copy of their confirmation page to Suzanne Paloian in Room 2414 or Janet Gotrik in Room 6064.
The PSAT is a optional, multiple-choice assessment of verbal, mathematics and writing skills. There are several benefits to taking the PSAT. Top performing juniors nationally may be eligible for money through National Merit, National Achievement, or National Hispanic Scholarship funds.
The PSAT also provides practice for the SAT Reasoning Test through personalized feedback. Taking the SAT Reasoning Test later in the junior year can be used as a standardized test in college applications, and may be especially helpful for students wanting to pursue admission to highly competitive colleges or universities.
Testing will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, October 20 in the East Building. Students should arrive by 7:45 with a photo ID, No. 2 pencils and a calculator. The week before the test, rosters with room locations will be posted outside Room 2400, Gold Student Services (Room 2412) and East Student Services (Room 6064). Testing will conclude by 11:30 a.m.
Cell phones are prohibited in the testing area, and the school does not supply calculators or batteries.
For more information on PSAT testing, contact your counselor, or call Suzanne Paloian at 847-415-4500 or Nancy Peterson at 847-415-4503.