20-21 PSAT Information

PSAT Information  October 14th

Important info for all 9th & 10th graders, and 11th graders who have registered for the PSAT:

Interested in Dual Enrollment and meet the following requirements?

  • Enrolled at DeLand High
  • Have a 3.0, or higher GPA (unweighted) for College Credit programs
  • Have a 2.0, or higher GPA (unweighted) for Vocational programs.

Then you need to register for the PERT on Tuesday, October 27th.


Freshman and Sophomores: ALL 9th and 10th Graders will take the PSAT on October 14th

Juniors: Volusia County Schools is delighted to offer the PSAT/NMSQT to interested High School Juniors on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. This is an excellent opportunity for your student to gain valuable information and experience related to College Admissions Testing. It also serves as a great way for students to qualify for National Merit Scholarship Programs.  This assessment is being offered at a nominal fee of $17.00 to all High School Juniors. Interested students must pay online through the DHS website https://www.delandhs.org/online-payments by September 9, 2020.  We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.  Again, this is a wonderful opportunity for our students; it will assist in continuing to prepare them for post-secondary opportunities. 

 If you have any questions please contact Kim Sibio at 822-6909 Ext.  23386

PSAT Parent Letter


About the PSAT/NMSQT

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.

The PSAT/NMSQT measures:

  • Critical reading skills
  • Math problem-solving skills
  • Writing skills

You have developed these skills over many years, both in and out of school. This test doesn't require you to recall specific facts from your classes.

The most common reasons for taking the PSAT/NMSQT are to:

  • Receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. You can then focus your preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice.
  • See how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.
  • Enter the competition for scholarships from NMSC (grade 11).
  • Help prepare for the SAT. You can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT.
  • Receive information from colleges when you check "yes" to Student Search Service.