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PSAT and PSAT 8/9 exams will be offered at Pen High on Wednesday morning, October 11. The PSAT 8/9 is offered to our 9th graders and is designed to establish a starting point in terms of college and career readiness as students transition to high school. The PSAT exam is available to our sophomores and juniors. Juniors who do well on this exam may be recognized as National Merit Scholars and be eligible for a plethora of scholarships. The PSAT is also a great way to get a feel for the format of the SAT exam.


Exam Fees

Week of September 11:  $21

Week of September 18: $25

Week of September 25 (while supplies last): $30.


Students should bring cash or a check payable to PVPHS PSAT and their PVPHS ID card to the Student Store to sign up.






All students are required to come to the PSAT Pre-Administration session before school on Wednesday, October 4 in the gym.

  • This is a late start day. Students with a 0 period must be in the gym by 8:15am; students that do not have a 0 period must be in the gym at 9am
  • Students will prepare their PSAT answer sheet at this time by bubbling in name, address, National Merit Scholarship entry info, etc.
  • You MUST BRING two #2 pencils with erasers - no mechanical pencils!
  • You MUST BRING your PVPHS ID card
  • You MUST bring a clipboard or some other flat surface to write on (you will be sitting in the bleachers)
  • The Pre-Administration session will take approximately 45 minutes so you will be done just in time to get to your first class of the day
  • Students who do not complete the Pre-Administration session will not be allowed to sit for the exam on October 11 and their test fee will NOT be refunded



  • Read through the Student Guide materials that you received when you signed up for your test
  • Take the Practice Test included with the Student Guide
  • Students can access Khan Academy for free, personalized, online SAT practice. This website can also be used to prepare for the PSAT because of the close alignment of the tests.
  • Go to bed early the night before the test and eat a good breakfast