• PSAT Testing Information



    West Forsyth is happy to provide an opportunity for students to prepare for the SAT through the 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. Students 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 West Forsyth High School on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 8:25 am - 12:30 pm (students with accommodations may be finished closer to 2:00 pm).  

    All 10th Grade Students take the PSAT at no cost.  9th & 11th grade students who have previously registered will also participate. 




    October 13, 2021 IS AN ONLINE LEARNING DAY!

    *Forsyth County Schools has designated October 13th as an ONLINE LEARNING DAY for all High Schools.   Students not taking the PSAT/NMSQT can stay home to work virtually.  If your student cannot stay home, they can 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 West will be allowed to leave campus when all testing has concluded. 

    Students with last names A-L should be picked up in the front of the building in the normal car rider lanes. 

    Students with last names M-Z should be picked up at the auditorium parking lot. 

    They may then participate in Virtual Learning at home.  If your student does not have transportation home or they cannot stay home to work, they may stay at school 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 "West Forsyth Permission to Leave Early Form" by Monday, October 11, 2021. 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.


    *Testing Room assignments will be communicated to registered test-takers by Friday, October 8th*


    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.  They can be left in a bag outside of the testing room or in the student’s locker. 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 West students will receive the Student Guides.  If a virtual student would like to pick one up, they are available in the WFHS Counseling Suite).


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



    ·         Student PSAT Scores will be available online in early to mid-December.

    Go to the College Board Student Score Portal to access your scores in December and get more information about PSAT scores.

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

    The video links below provide detailed instructions for accessing your online score report and understanding your PSAT score report.

    Getting Your PSAT/NMSQT Scores

    Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Score Report