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 TBD.  

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 2022 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 TBD (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 (date to be determined).


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

Dates to be determined

(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 TBD


Download SAT Student Guide 2020/2021:   Here 

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

2020-21 SAT Test Dates Test Registration Deadlines
Regular Late (a fee applies)
August 29, 2020 SAT & Subject Tests July 31 August 18 No fees
September 26, 2020 SAT only August 26 September 15
October 3, 2020 SAT & Subject Tests September 4 September 22
November 7, 2020 SAT & Subject Tests October 7 October 27
December 5, 2020 SAT & Subject Tests November 5 November 17
March 13, 2021 SAT only February 12 March 2
May 8, 2021 SAT & Subject Tests April 8 April 27
June 5, 2021 SAT & Subject Tests May 6 May 26



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.