Besides, should you study for the PSAT?
So to sum up, if you are an exceptional student and test-taker and might qualify for National Merit, then you should prep for the PSAT. If not, take it seriously so it will help you prepare for the real thing: the SAT or ACT.
Also, will studying for the SAT help with the PSAT? Otherwise, the PSAT has the same question types and tests the same knowledge areas as the SAT. By prepping for the SAT, you are prepping for both tests! PSAT scores determine your eligibility for National Merit Scholarships. Colleges use SAT scores (and ACT scores) for admissions and merit-based scholarships.
Also question is, when should I start preparing for the PSAT?
Take the PSAT as a sophomore to gauge your starting point. If you seriously struggle – get any score below a 1000 – start doing some prep sophomore year so you can get at least an above-average SAT score. Otherwise, you can wait until after sophomore year is over and prep during the summer.
What happens if you fail the SAT?
Even though it’s impossible to fail the SAT, it is possible to get a score low enough to hurt your college admissions chances. If you‘re worried about a failing performance on the SAT, there are many steps you can take to bring up your scores.