PSAT & NMSQT

      • teen girl taking examThe Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, or PSAT/NMSQT, is a great tool for students considering college. The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills, and writing skills. Waxahachie High School recommends that freshmen, sophomore, and junior students take the PSAT/NMSQT in order to receive feedback about their academic strengths and weaknesses, to enter the competition for National Merit Scholars (junior students only), and to help prepare for the SAT.


        The 2023 PSAT/NMSQT will be offered on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at WHS.
        Students must register and pay to participate in this exam, using the link provided on this page.
        This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed on any computer with internet access.


      • Online Registration Begins

        • August 22, 2023
        • 8:30 am

        Online Registration Ends

        • September 5, 2023
        • 4 pm


        No late registrations, no exceptions. 


        Register Online


        To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students print a PDF of the confirmation page that is provided at the end of the registration process.

      Cost & Payment

      • Waxahachie High School is excited to offer families the convenience of paying exam fees online at the time of registration. Please have a debit or credit card available before beginning the registration process. Paying online is a great way to make sure that payment has been made and avoid delays that can occur with mailing a payment.


        • 9th grade - $14
        • 10th grade - Free
        • 11th grade
          • Free for 11th graders who are approved for Free or Reduced Lunch. You will be asked about Free & Reduced lunch eligibility during the PSAT registration process. Please note that your eligibility will be confirmed.
          • Free for 11th graders that took the PSAT during 10th-grade administration and whose total score was in the 95th percentile.  You must complete the registration process and select the option to “pay online later today." Eric McCarty will confirm your eligibility and contact you via email. Please email Mr. McCarty with any questions.
          • $18 for 11th graders NOT in the above two 11th grade categories.

        Payment Deadline

        • September 5, 2023
        • 4 pm
        • No late payment, no exceptions. Registrations that have not been paid by Tuesday, September 5, 2022, at 4 pm will be canceled and exams will not be ordered.


        No refunds will be granted after Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at 4 pm without exception. We will place the order for PSAT materials at that time and cannot change that order.


      • Free, personalized, official 2023 PSAT/NMSQT preparation is always available online to all students at:

        We encourage ALL students to take advantage of this opportunity to prepare for the October 18, 2023, PSAT/NMSQT. Please email Eric McCarty with questions regarding the 2023 PSAT/NMSQT at Waxahachie High School.