This week, we sat over 200 of our 10th & 11th grade students for the administration of the PSAT and SAT exams. The PSAT is the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The PSAT is a great primer for the SAT, and even the ACT, but it’s more than just a trial run. PSAT scores are used to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships. The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions.