Hamilton High School is offering students a chance to get a head start on college readiness next month.
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) will be given Oct. 16 from 7:20 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Hamilton High School. This voluntary test provides an opportunity for college-bound sophomores and juniors to experience and practice taking a shortened version of the SAT Reasoning Test. (The SAT may be used for the University of Wisconsin System admission although the ACT is preferred.)
For juniors, the PSAT is the only route of entry into the National Merit Scholarship Competition (NMSC) and may be required for some other scholarships.
Interested junior students must register in the high school guidance office by Sept. 27. The $15 test fee is payable at the time of registration. A limited number of spots are available. Students will be signed up on a first come, first serve basis. Juniors enrolled in the free or reduced lunch program are eligible for a fee-waiver.
Registration for sophomore students will begin Sept. 30 if spots are available. Sophomores who are interested in entering the NMSC next year are encouraged to take the PSAT this year as practice. Please contact the school Guidance Department for more information.