The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSTQ) is an assessment administered to 10th- and 11th- grade students that helps prepare them for the SAT, college, and careers. Historically, students who take the PSAT/NMSQT score higher on the SAT, on average, than those who do not take the test. Currently, all GPHS students take the PSAT during their sophomore to prepare them to take the SAT their junior and seniors years.

    This year, Grants Pass High School students will take the PSAT the morning of Wednesday, October 11th, 2017.
    All Sophomore students are expected to take the PSAT (free of charge!). Juniors looking to take the PSAT for National Merit Scholarship Qualifcation should see Mr. Sale in the main office or Ms. Lorenzen in the bookkeeper's office to sign up.
    Connect to Scholarships
    Students who take the PSAT/NMSQT in 11th grade typically can compete for recognition and scholarships through the National Merit Scholarship Program, which honors academically talented students throughout the United States. 
    Through the PSAT/NMSQT, other scholarship partners identify students qualified to apply for scholarships and recognition programs. These organizations represent nearly $180 million in combined annual awards.
    Current PSAT/NMSQT partners:
    -American Indian Graduate Center                                           -Hispanic Scholarship Fund
    Free SAT Practice for Students
    All students who take the PSAT/NMSQT receive personalized online SAT practice through Khan Academy, based on their test performance. The partnership with Khan Academy offers:
    • Personalized instant feedback that complements classroom instruction.
    • Official full-length SAT practice tests.
    • Thousands of practice questions, video lessons, and hints.

    Students can access free, personalized SAT practice anytime at satpractice.org.