PSAT Information

  • PSAT/NMSQT Information

    Test Date - Wednesday, October 16, 2019


    Lambert HS is happy to provide an opportunity for students to prepare for the SAT through administration of the Preliminary SAT, also known as the PSAT/NMSQT® (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test).  The PSAT is a preparatory version of the SAT exam. You can only take the PSAT once per year. If you earn a high score on the PSAT your junior year, you could qualify to receive a National Merit Scholarship—$180 million dollars in merit scholarships are awarded to students each year! Testing your skills in reading, writing, and math, the PSAT is 2 hours and 45 minutes long. Unlike the SAT, the highest score possible on the PSAT is 1520.  The test consists of Evidence-based Reading, Writing and Language, and Math.

    Learn more about the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 from the College Board

    *All 9th grade students will either take a Practice Mock PSAT, provided by Applerouth Tutoring, or the real College Board PSAT.  The Practice PSAT will be free and provide a great opportunity for students to experience this level of testing.  Freshmen students interested in taking the real PSAT may do so. Registration and pre-payment for the real PSAT is available online


    PSAT Registration Information:

    Registration window:  August 12, 2019 - September 27, 2019.

    Registration Deadline:  September 27, 2019 at 11:30PM (no late registrations)

    Exam Date:  Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    Cost:  $18 for all 9th and 11th Grade Students

    All 10th Grade students will take the PSAT at no cost and do not need to register.

    Interested 9th and 11th Grade students must register below register below at MyPaymentsPlus.  Once a student is registered through mypaymentsplus, registration is complete.

    (you will have to create a log in if you do not already have one)

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    *No refunds will be issued after the 9/27/19 registration deadline.

    *Testing Room assignments will be communicated to registered test-takers by Monday, October 14th (information will be posted near the main lobby/trophy cases and upstairs near the Media Center. English teachers will also be able to let students know room assignments).

    Home school students may also participate in PSAT/NMSQT at a designated Forsyth County school.  Home school students interested in taking the PSAT should contact Jill McKee at South Forsyth High School - when emailing Ms. McKee, please include in the subject line "Homeschool PSAT Student".   Homeschool students may get more information here -

    *Tuesday, October 15th will be an even block schedule day, while Thursday, October 17th will be an odd block schedule day. More information about room assignments will be communicated to students closer to the testing date.

    If you have any questions about the PSAT, please contact your child's counselor or Rob Meinberg, Assistant Administrator.



    • Student PSAT Scores will be available online in December 2019. 

      Go to the College Board Student Score Portal to access your scores.

      Having trouble accessing your online score report?  Please see the troubleshooting section at the bottom of this page.

      The videos below provide detailed instructions for accessing your online score report, understanding your PSAT Score report, and linking your College Board account to Khan Academy for personalized SAT practice.

      Accessing Your Online Score Report


      Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Score Report


      Linking Your College Board Account to Khan Academy

      Using Your PSAT/NMSQT Scores to Increase College Readiness



      Common Problems and Solutions: 

      • I don't remember my College Board username and/or password.
        • There is a link to recover usernames and passwords on the College Board's website.  The links are below the sign on boxes.  Do not create another account - this will cause score report matching issues.
      • My account is not showing my PSAT scores.
        • It is likely that you need to update your student information.  Log in to your College Board account and update your personal information.
      • I tried to use the Matching Tool, but still can't access my online score report.
        • If you have attempted to use the matching tool too many times without success, it has likely timed out.  Wait an hour before you try again.  If you provided your email address on your PSAT answer document, then you should've received your personalized access code from College Board.  You might also need to try your student ID (South student number) without the zero on the beginning.  If you are still getting an unsuccessful match, please call College Board's student help line 1-866-433-7728.  
      • I need the access code.  
        • If you provided your email address on your PSAT answer document, then you should've already received your personalized access code from College Board.  If you did not provide your email address, please call College Board's student help line 1-866-433-7728. 

          *If your 9th Grader took the Mock PSAT through Applerouth Tutoringplease log-in to your Applerouth account (if you have created a free account) to access your child's Mock PSAT report online. 

Last Modified on September 26, 2019