334: Understanding the PSAT & National Merit Scholarships

14 Sep

The PSAT is practice for 95% of test takers.

But for the other 5% it is an important test that qualifies students for the National Merit Scholarship competition.

Learn more during this episode about how to tackle the PSAT, whether you’re in the 95% or the 5%. Specifically, we will cover:

  • What is the PSAT and how does it compare to the SAT?
  • What type of recognition is available for students who score well on the PSAT?
  • Who is eligible to take the PSAT, and to be in the running for National Merit Scholarships?
  • What scores to students need to be considered for the Scholarships
  • What do students win if they get a National Merit Scholarship?

This episode is from our archives. It originally aired as episode 178 on September 18, 2017.