PSAT Information

  • PSAT/NMSQT Information

    Test Date - Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    *A Make-up Day PSAT Day has been scheduled and offered to registered students who missed the October 14th PSAT due to medical reasons (including Covid quarantine).  The Make-up PSAT Day is Tuesday, Jaunuary 26, 2021 (original make-up day on Thursday, October 29, 2020 was cancelled due to an Inclement Weather Day).  Parents will be contacted about test day specifics.

    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! Testing your skills in reading, writing, and math, the standard testing time for the PSAT is 2 hours and 45 minutes.  The test consists of Evidence-based Reading, Writing and Language, and Math.

    Learn more about the PSAT/NMSQT from the College Board


    The PSAT/NMSQT is scheduled to be administered at Lambert High School on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 8:25 am - 12:30 pm (students with accommodations may be finished closer to 2:00 pm).  If you want your child to take the PSAT/NMSQT, we ask that you register as soon as possible to avoid missing the registration deadline.

    The deadline for PSAT registration has been extended to September 30, 2020!


    October 14, 2020 IS AN ONLINE LEARNING DAY!

    *Forsyth County Schools has designated October 14th as an ONLINE LEARNING DAY for all High Schools.   Students not taking the PSAT/NMSQT may stay home to work virtually, or they may come to school for virtual learning in supervised areas.  This online learning day will be considered a "Catch-up  Day" for students; as no new work will be introduced or  assigned.  Buses will run as normal and a “grab and go” lunch will be available to students that come to school for either testing  or virtual learning.

    Students taking the PSAT at Lambert will be allowed to leave campus when all testing has concluded. They may then participate in Virtual Learning at home, or they may stay for Lunch and Virtual Learning in school for the remainder of the day in designated locations.

    *Parents/guardians who permit their student to leave school at the conclusion of testing must complete the online "LHS Permission to Leave Early Form" by Monday, October 12, 2020. This form will allow students to leave after testing.  If this form is not submitted, test-takers may only leave campus through our normal early checkout procedures.


    FRESHMEN –  All 9th Grade Students may either take a Free Virtual Mock PSAT, provided by Applerouth Tutoring, or the real College Board PSAT.  The Virtual Mock PSAT provides a great opportunity for students to experience this level of testing. If you want your child to take the Virtual Mock PSAT at home, you may register with Applerouth at this link - APPLEROUTH MOCK PSAT REGISTRATION.  Use event code M414395 when registering.  The Applerouth Registration deadline is September 28th.  This virtual test must be done at home as part of the student's Online Learnng Day.

    Freshmen students interested in taking the real College Board PSAT may do so. Registration and pre-payment for the real PSAT is available online through Total Registration.

    SOPHOMORES – All 10th Grade Students can take the PSAT at no cost, as the PSAT is free for all 10th Grade Students in the State of Georgia.  However, ALL 10th Grade Students planning on taking the PSAT still need to register on Total Registration!  You will see that the $20 fee has been waived for all 10th Graders when you get to the payment page - See registration example here.  
    If your 10th Grader is NOT full time face-to-face at Lambert, please fill out this Google form, indicating your plans for PSAT Testing.


    JUNIORS - 11th Grade Students have the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT.  Registration and pre-payment for this opportunity is available online through Total Registration.  The PSAT is the National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test (NMSQT) for Juniors.  Learn more about this distinguished scholarship program


    SENIORS - Seniors are not eligible to take the PSAT.  All Seniors may stay home for a day of Virtual Learning or may decide to schedule college visits during that time.


    PSAT Registration Information:

    Registration window:  August 28, 2020 - September 30, 2020.

    Registration and Payment Deadline:  September 30, 2020 at 11:59PM (no late registrations)

    Exam Date:  Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    Cost:  $20 for all 9th and 11th Grade Students


    *All Part-time and full-time Lambert HS Virtual Students are welcome to come to Lambert to take the PSAT!  Students MUST be at Lambert HS on October 14th by 8:25 am for this option.

    Interested students must register below at TOTAL REGISTRATION.  Once a student is registered through Total Registration, registration is complete (Payments still need to be paid for students in Grades 9 and 11).

    Registration and pre-payment for the PSAT - TOTAL REGISTRATION


    *Please register carefully, as no refunds will be issued after registering.

    *Testing Room assignments will be communicated to registered test-takers by Monday, October 12th (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).  Virtual students testing will have their room assignments emailed to them.

     Home school students living in Forsyth County who are interested in taking the PSAT/NMSQT should contact Beth Mewborn at to take the PSAT at West Forsyth High School this year. 


    Important Reminders for Testers:

    • Students should report to their testing room by 8:25am.
    • Use the restroom before arriving at your testing room.
    • Bring an approved calculator - see the Student Guide for more information about acceptable calculators.
    • Bring several No. 2 pencils.
    • Bring a snack/drink for the breaks.
    • Cell phones and smart watches cannot be used during the testing session and will be collected by proctors.  Please leave these devices at home, if possible. 

    Please refer to the PSAT Student Guide for more detailed information about the exam (face-to-face Lambert students will receive the Student Guides.  If a virtual student would like to pick one up, they are available in the LHS Counseling Suite).  


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



Last Modified on December 3, 2020