PSAT Dates 2017
For most students, the importance of the PSAT lies in the opportunity to take it – the PSAT is a low cost venture (both financially and time-wise, as it usually occurs during the school day and at the students’ school) that very much mimics the real thing.
It is also a great way to get on particular schools’ radars, as schools use these scores to target students they would like to apply. In my personal experience, the PSAT school search was how I heard about the school I ended up attending!
For some students, the PSAT is also an opportunity to impress and receive recognition from the National Merit Scholarship. This bar is set very high for California, as the results are calculated on a state-by-state basis, but many students can still be recognized nationally with a slightly lower score.
The PSAT is offered only once per school, but that date depends on your school. It will be one of the following dates:
Wednesday, October 11th, 2017,
Saturday, October 14th, 2017.
Wednesday October 25th, 2017.
If you have not already signed up for the PSAT at your high school, we highly recommend you do so. There is almost nothing at stake, as schools will not consider your PSAT score in your application process, and much to gain in the way of opportunity and practice comfort level.