PSAT Junior Year: National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

The PSAT junior year could lead to thousands in scholarships for college

Juniors, you must take the PSAT this year to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship competition. A high score on the PSAT enhances your college application and could make you a notable recruit for colleges and universities.

Register Now for the Official Test and the Practice Test/Session
OpportunitiesDetails and Links to Registration/Payment
Practice Test and Review Session Free

The Princeton Review will lead a full-length PSAT practice test and review session at Minnetonka High School. There is no fee for these sessions; however, students must commit to attending BOTH sessions to participate. Register Now

PSAT Practice Test date and location: Saturday, September 8, beginning at 9 a.m. (MHS room location TBD).

(If you cannot attend the Sept. 8 practice test date, you can pick up a practice test from Pam Humphrey in the Guidance office. Practice tests must be returned to Ms. Humphrey by Sept. 14 to be graded in time for the review session on Sept. 22 [see below]).

Review Session date and location: Saturday, September 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Review your PSAT practice test scores, strengths and areas for improvement. This review session is facilitated by a trained PSAT instructor from The Princeton Review.

Official PSAT Exam FreeJuniors will take the official PSAT exam on Wednesday, October 10, beginning at 8 a.m. at Minnetonka High School. Students registered for the exam will be excused for hours 1-3. Register Now
PSAT Study GuidePick up PSAT Study Guide from the MHS Main Office

PSAT Test Prep Options

MHS teachers David Surver and Krista Hitchcock (through Two-Minute Teacher) are offering two fantastic opportunities to help Minnetonka juniors prepare for the PSAT exam. Learn more and register separately through the Two-Minute Teacher website:

    MHS teachers David Surver and Krista Hitchcock are offering PSAT prep classes for juniors. The Wednesday Workshops are $250 (four Wednesdays: September 12, 19, 26, & Oct 3 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at MHS). This also includes the videos of classroom instruction in case you miss a day. Register here.

    Can't attend the Wednesday Workshop dates, above? Register now to receive video recordings of the Wednesday Workshops plus a great test prep book so you can study at home for $300. Register here.

PSAT Sophomore Year: Practice Only

Sophomores are encouraged to take the PSAT test as a practice test for junior year. (Your score will not be entered in the National Merit Scholarship competition.) The test will be administered at Minnetonka High School.

Sophomores, register now for the PSAT practice test
NowPick up PSAT Study Guide from the MHS Main OfficeFree
Wednesday, Oct. 10
8 a.m.
PSAT Test for SophomoresFree

Hear from some of Minnetonka High School's National Merit Finalists

Brooke, MHS '15

“In addition to a full ride at the University of Minnesota, I was one of the youngest full-time, paid summer interns at Optum Health after my freshman year in college. My National Merit Finalist standing was an important part of their hiring decision. It’s a big thing.”

Arjun, MHS '16

“Being a National Merit Finalist definitely opened up many doors for me in the college admissions process. The half-tuition scholarship and an additional $1,000 per year from National Merit was a major influence in my decision to go to the University of Southern California."

Elizabeth, MHS '17

“I already had a solid ACT score and GPA, but having the title of National Merit Semifinalist helped me stand out. I received half-tuition scholarship offers at the University of Southern California and Northeastern in addition to a company-sponsored National Merit scholarship. It was a lot easier to choose Northeastern with the reduced price tag."


Freya Schirmacher
MHS Assistant Principal

Pam Humphrey
MHS Testing Assistant
(952) 401-5810

MHS Students