PSAT for all 10th and 11th Grade Students

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is pleased to announce plans to offer the PSAT/NMSQT to students in grades 10-11 on October 12, 2022.

The PSAT/NMSQT Testing Notification letter is posted online.

Tenth and eleventh grade students enrolled at West Springfield High School will automatically be registered to take the PSAT/NMSQT on October 12. There is no further action required to register for the test.

2022 Student Guides: PSAT

The PSAT/NMSQT Student Guides have pertinent information for testing, tips, and a practice test: 

PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide


Who can test?

The PSAT/NMSQT tests is only open for current 10th and 11th graders and registered homeschool students who reside in West Springfield boundaries. West Springfield students will automatically be registered for the test. There is no registration required. If your child will not participate in the test, please email Mrs. Ross ([email protected]) and/or your child’s counselor. Parents of homeschooled students should contact Mrs. Ross ([email protected]) to register for the test by September 9, 2022.

When/where is the PSAT/NMSQT?

The PSAT/NMSQT will be given on October 12, 2022 at West Springfield during the school day.  Students will be notified of their testing location by email ( accounts).  Encourage your child to check for updates through their school email.

How long is the test?

The PSAT/NMSQT is 2 hours, 55 minutes long; however, students with College Board-approved extended time will take longer to complete their test. 

What should my student bring to school on PSAT Day?

Students will need Number 2 pencils (not mechanical) and a graphing calculator for the PSAT.  West Springfield will not supply calculators on test day. It is also recommended that students bring a snack to eat during breaks.