On the morning of January 7th, the first scores for the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT ® test were released online. Students will receive an email from the College Board with an access code and a link. They will then be able to log in to or create a College Board account in order to view the scores.

For any technical or account problems, please contact your high school counselor or the College Board®.

Once the scores are accessed, you should look for a few specific numbers:

  1. Total Score (maximum of 1520)
    On the redesigned test, the maximum a student can receive is 1520. This includes a Reading/Writing score from 160- 760 and a Math score from 160- 760. This number can give students an idea of how they will perform on the redesigned SAT ® test.
  2. Selection Index Score (SIS)
    National Merit ® qualification will be based on the Selection Index Score (SIS), with a maximum of 228. When viewing the score details, click on the “NMSC Selection Index” tab to view the SIS. To calculate the SIS: Add Verbal Score + Verbal Score + Math Score, then divide by 10.

Official National Merit ® status will not be released until September 2016.

The PSAT/NMSQT ® test is only used for National Merit ® recognition, not college admissions. A student who does not perform at his or her desired level on the PSAT/NMSQT ® test can still reach his or her testing goals. Consistent practice and instruction are the most important factors in doing so and KD College Prep is committed to providing activities to achieve this.

We will continue to update our parents and students as more information becomes available. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email us.