Taking the Tests


Test Date: October 13, 2021


PSAT/NMSQT 2021 Registration Form

Deadline to register online: October 6

Registration is first-come, first-served. We have a limited number of tests available and in the unlikely event that we run out of tests, we will prioritize juniors then sophomores in chronological order of completed registration date. 

SOPHOMORES: This exam serves as a practice PSAT.

JUNIORS: This exam serves as your National Merit Status Qualifying Test (NMSQT) and is the ONLY way to earn National Merit status. 

Please contact Counseling with questions: 719-475-6155


In April of each year, all freshmen will take the PSAT 9, all sophomores will take the PSAT 10, and all juniors will take the SAT as the Colorado State Assessment. Students do not need to individually register nor pay for these tests because they are covered by the state for these at-school administrations. The exact testing dates are determined by the state.

The Spring 2020 test dates were cancelled due to school being closed for the COVID-19 pandemic.

The make-up SAT exam for the Class of 2021 students is scheduled for September 23, 2020. 

Class of 2022 students are scheduled to take the PSAT/NMSQT on October 14, 2020. 

We plan to proceed with the administration of these exams, but they may be changed and/or cancelled due to COVID-19 state and local restrictions in effect at the time of testing.


For more information, please see the PSAT & SAT in Colorado Fact Sheet and Taking the SAT: Connecting Colorado Students to Key College Readiness Benefits.

This presentation from College Board in partnership with Colorado Department of Education is an excellent resource to help students and families understand the Colorado PSAT and SAT assessments and scores:YouTube Video: Understanding the Test Scores

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Remember: The CMHS School Code is 060268


SAT: Reasoning Test
and SAT: Subject Tests


Some colleges require the ACT Plus Writing test. Check to see if your college requires a writing score.

The PSAT/NMSQT® will be given at CMHS on October 14, 2020

Please register with Mrs. Smith in the Counseling Office.

ACT Preparation

SAT: Reasoning Test

PSAT/NMSQT® Preparation

The test-preparation resources at the Khan Academy will focus on the current SAT. To view the high-quality practice materials available visit Khan Academy

Sample questions to help students prepare for the PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Qualifying Test) are available on collegeboard.org.

March 2 Success

SAT: Subject Test

SAT & Khan Academy

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March to Success

Free Practice and Test Preparation for the SAT

The creators of the SAT, College Board, announced its partnership with Khan Academy to provide free test-preparation programs and resources for students (current seniors and juniors). Students can use the Khan Academy free test-preparation resources to engage in focused review and authentic practice. The test-preparation resources at the Khan Academy will focus on the current SAT. To view the high-quality practice materials available visit Khan Academy

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