2021 PSAT opportunity for homeschoolers

psat homeschool opportunity

St. Thomas Aquinas High School (11411 Pflumm Rd, Overland Park, KS 66215, United States) is offering to administer the PSAT to homeschooled students when they test their students on Wednesday morning, October 13, 2021.

**PLEASE NOTE that all information and plans are subject to change based on health recommendations and school policies. **

Registration is now closed for the 2021 PSAT.

Fifty spaces are available for us. Juniors (students who will graduate in the 2022-23 school year) who take the PSAT are eligible for the National Merit scholarship program. Sophomores and freshmen are welcome (as space allows) to take the test as practice. Testing includes a sample test mailed to you in late September.

Why take the PSAT / NMSQT?

Homeschool juniors often take the Pre-SAT to practice for the Scholastic Aptitude Test, or SAT. The Pre-SAT is also the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT), so if students are in the top percentile, they may qualify for national merit scholarships.

“If you have a rising junior who tests well, I strongly strongly encourage you to sign up for the PSAT. Our son had multiple full-ride scholarship offers because of his success on the PSAT (which is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship competition).”

Russ McGuire’s comment on our Facebook page

Testing preparation and suggested materials

Here are resources that homeschoolers have found helpful in preparing for the PSAT:

  • Khan Academy – Free preparation for the SAT: many homeschoolers (including National Merit Scholars) have done very well on the PSAT by preparing for the harder SAT!
  • Princeton Review – The Princeton Review is very popular for focusing on proven strategies to ace standardized tests. Many of their products can be found secondhand and in used bookstores for families on a tight budget.
  • For questions about the test or for how to prepare for the test (including a new practice test question each day), go to: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10
Updated 9/30/21