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
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|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 Free||Juniors 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 Guide||Pick up PSAT Study Guide from the MHS Main Office|
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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: https://twominuteteacher.com/
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.
|Now||Pick up PSAT Study Guide from the MHS Main Office||Free|
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|PSAT Test for Sophomores||Free|
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."
Pick up a free PSAT Study Guide from the MHS Counseling Office