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Knowledge Is Power
No matter what test you’re preparing for, the first step in any successful prep program is understanding the rules of the game. Or, as a wise man (Kendrick Lamar? Pretty sure it was Kendrick) once said, “Know your enemy.”
Fortunately, we’ve been around the block a few times, so we know a few things — almost 40 years’ worth of things, in fact. And because you’re our favorite, we want you to be able to know things, too. So if you have questions about the test, from scoring to accommodations to fundamental strategies, you can find the answers here. And if you don’t see the information you’re looking for, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll fill in the gap just as soon as we can.
The Preliminary SAT, like the SAT, is a creation of the College Board, and it is generally taken by students during the fall of their junior year. PSAT scores are not used during the college admissions process; instead, the test serves both as practice for the SAT and as an opportunity for students to qualify for a National Merit Scholarship. Students seeking recognition in the annual National Merit Scholarship competition often spend a month or two preparing for the October test during their junior years in order to maximize their chances for recognition.