• CPC Team

Why It Is Important for Juniors To Take the PSAT in October

Updated: Mar 24

Many students and parents do not realize the importance of the PSAT/NMSQT and might therefore push-off test prep until later in the academic year.  However, taking the PSAT and doing well has significant benefits for certain students:

Scholarship Opportunities

  1. The National Merit Scholarship Program which is open to all PSAT-takers

  2. National Achievement Scholarship Program for Black American High School students

  3. National Hispanic Recognition Program, which recognizes outstanding Hispanic/Latino students


  1. Students with aspirations of being an early recruited athlete should plan to prep for the SAT or ACT.  Doing well on your PSAT gives coaches the assurance that you have your testing under control.

Prospective Service Academy Candidates

  1. Acceptance is a 60/20/20 effort, with 60 % being academics.

  2. The academies are looking for a good composite on the ACT/SATs, which students should start taking in their junior year.

  3. If students take the PSAT in the junior year and do well, they will be on the Academy’s radar.

With the October PSAT and Fall SATs quickly approaching, CPC can help with small group and 1:1 sessions, teaching strategies to boost confidence.

College Placement Consulting offers comprehensive college planning services.  In helping to identify each student’s next best step in the college process, our goal at CPC is to eliminate stress, de-mystify the process, and internally motivate each student by using state of the art resources and top-notch specialists.  If you are interested in learning more, Click Here for a quick conversation.

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