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 16, 2019.  

Why take the PSAT/NMSQT?

  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 2021 and enables students who score at the highest levels to qualify for college scholarships. 
  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/NMSQT from the College Board is available here

Online registration will be open August 21 - September 13 (the registration link can be found in the "Trending" section of the EGHS website) or download the registration form and return to the Assessment Center with the $30 fee by the September 13th deadline.


The SAT is one of the two most common college entrance exams. Most colleges and universities accept both the ACT and SAT.  

Register the SAT Prep Seminar classes at Elk Grove High School

Fee:  $125

Seminar Dates/Times

Saturday mornings: 8am - 11:30am

January 25, February 1, 8, 29, and March 7

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

Download a registration form: English Version or Spanish Version

Online Registration (credit card required) - Available January 8 thru January 22


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

2019-20 SAT Test Dates Test Registration Deadlines
Regular Late (a fee applies)
August 24, 2019 SAT & Subject Tests July 26 August 13
October 5, 2019 SAT & Subject Tests September 6 September 24
November 2, 2019 SAT & Subject Tests October 3 October 22
December 7, 2019 SAT & Subject Tests November 8 November 26
March 14, 2020 SAT only February 14 March 3
May 2, 2020 SAT & Subject Tests April 3 April 21
June 6, 2020 SAT & Subject Tests May 8 May 27



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.