The PSAT/NMSQT is an optional exam for high-achieving juniors and sophomores. It measures verbal reasoning, critical reading, math problem solving, and writing skills important for success in college.

The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) will be administered at Elk Grove High School on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.  

Why take the PSAT?

  1. We encourage juniors who are in the top quarter of their class to take the PSAT because it identifies National Merit Scholars for the class of 2018 and enables students who score at the highest levels to qualify for college scholarships. Sophomores can take the PSAT as practice.
  2. The PSAT can also be used as a predictor for SAT scores. It allows students to compare their academic skills with those of other college-bound students. 

Click here for information about College Board accommodations.

More information about the PSAT from the College Board is available here

To register for the PSAT download the registration form and return to the Assessment Center with the $25 fee.

The SAT is one of the two most common college entrance exams. Most colleges and universities accept both the ACT and SAT.  This year the State of Illinois will be administering an SAT to all Juniors.


Register the SAT Prep Seminar classes at Elk Grove High School

Fee:  $125

Seminar Dates

Session 1 - Saturday morning - January 28, February 4, 11, 25, & March 4

Session 2 - Tuesday/Thursday after school - February 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, March 2, & 7

(Sessions are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not met)

Download a registration form here.

Online Registration opens January 3rd (credit card required).


National SAT Test Dates (for students wishing to take an additional SAT Test)

2016-17 SAT Test Dates Test Registration Deadlines
Regular Late (a fee applies)
Oct. 1, 2016 SAT & Subject Tests Sept. 1 Sept. 13
Nov. 5, 2016 SAT & Subject Tests Oct. 7 Oct. 18
Dec. 3, 2016 SAT & Subject Tests Nov. 3 Nov. 15
Jan. 21, 2017 SAT & Subject Tests Dec. 21 Jan. 8
March 11, 2017 SAT only Feb. 10 Feb. 21
May 6, 2017 SAT & Subject Tests April 7 April 18
June 3, 2017 SAT & Subject Tests May 9 May 16



There is a small supply of SAT registration packets in the Assessment Center, Room 123. Or, you can register online. You'll need a credit card in order to complete on-line registration.

  • To report your scores to Elk Grove, use our School Code, 141-778.