Chatham High School will administer the PSAT/NMSQT to interested Grade 11 Students. We encourage all juniors to take advantage of this opportunity to prepare for the SAT and to be considered for National Merit Scholarship recognition.  


    PSAT/NMSQT DATE - Wednesday, October 12,2022

    Registration Window: CLOSED

    Registration Cost:  Grade 11 students must pay the $19.00 fee for the PSAT through Pay Schools 

    Registration Confirmation: Your payment of $19 on Pay Schools will count as your registration. Ordering of the actual exam materials will be based on these registrations, no further steps are required. 

    Students who register can stop by the counseling office for a PSAT informational booklet. You can also find the student guide online

    Important PSAT Notes

    • The Educational Testing Service (ETS) will only permit a student to take the PSAT once per year.

    • Consequently, juniors who take the test at Chatham High School administration may not take the test on Saturday elsewhere.

    • Juniors who opt to take the PSAT will have to pay the $18.00 fee on Pay Schools

    • ETS will provide students with an online score report. Students who already have a College Board Account must use the email associated with that account when they grid their answer sheets. Students who do not have a College Board account will use the email that they provided on the PSAT answer sheet to create a College Board account. 

    • Test score ranges and student information are reported to colleges when a student answers yes to the student search question on any test administered by ETS.  Juniors will be encouraged to consider the option to answer “yes” to this question, as this is a common beginning step in the college selection process.




    The Pre-ACT is offered to 10th grade students in the Fall.
    More information will be sent to 10th grade students and families. 

    The Pre-ACT is designed to be a predictor of success on the ACT, an early indicator of college readiness. Students will be tested in English, mathematics, reading, and science. On the score reports, students will receive an estimated ACT test score as well as their results from the career interest inventory section of the test to assist students with identifying possible career paths.  Chatham High School will offer an opportunity to take the new Pre-ACT to all interested sophomores. As this assessment is optional, families who wish their sophomore to take the Pre-ACT are asked to register through Payforit.net .The cost of taking the assessment during the school day under secure testing conditions is $14 per student.  As we must order testing materials well in advance of the test date, the test fee of $14  is non-refundable.  The Pre-ACT will begin promptly at 7:40 a.m.  All students should bring sharpened #2 pencils and a calculator.  Students are not allowed to bring food, drinks, or cell phones into the testing site. Testing is expected to last until about 11:30


    PSAT 10

    The PSAT 10 is offered to 10th grade students in the Spring.
    More information will be sent to 10th grade students and families. 


    Please contact Ms. Sleight (ksleight@chatham-nj.org) or your counselor with any additional questions.