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SAT and PSATs

Dear Juniors & Families,
 
On Wednesday October 13, THS will provide Juniors with a no-cost opportunity to take the PSAT.  The PSAT is essentially a "practice SAT" and is also the qualifying exam for the National Merit Scholarship program.  More information about the test can be found here:

Who should take the PSAT?
Students who intend to apply to competitive 4-year colleges should consider taking the test.  Most colleges have implemented "test-optional" admissions policies, so standardized test scores are far less important in college admissions than they were even a few years ago.  However, some schools do still require test scores and others use them as criteria to qualify for merit-based scholarships.  Students who plan to enter the military, pursue a trade, or enroll in technical school or community college do not need to take this test.  If you are unsure whether you/your student should take the test, you may contact your Guidance Counselor or myself to discuss your individual situation.  Students who opt not to test will have a regular school day and will still be eligible to take the school-day SAT (also offered at no charge) in April.
 
We kindly ask that all students/families interested in taking the PSAT on October 13 complete this brief form no later than Monday, September 13:  

 
Questions about the PSAT can be directed to Jenifer Andrews, College & Career Counselor, at jandrews@tauntonschools.org