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 10, 2018.  

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 2020 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 15 - September 7 (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 7th 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

Session 1 -  Saturday mornings (8am - 11:36am) - January 26, February 9, 16, March 2, 16

Session 2 - Tuesday & Thursday afternoons (3:15pm - 5:50pm) - February 26, 28, March 5, 7, 12, 14, 19


(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) - Online Registration will be open January 9th through January 23rd


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

2017-18 SAT Test Dates Test Registration Deadlines
Regular Late (a fee applies)
Nov. 3, 2018 SAT & Subject Tests Oct. 5 Oct. 24
Dec. 1, 2018 SAT & Subject Tests Nov. 2 Nov. 20
March 9, 2019 SAT only Feb. 8 Feb. 27
May 4, 2019 SAT & Subject Tests April 5 April 24
June 1, 2019 SAT & Subject Tests May 3 May 22



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.