11th Grade Students and Parents:
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a great tool for students considering college. The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills and writing skills. Orcutt Academy High School recommends that students take the PSAT/NMSQT in order to receive feedback about strengths and weaknesses, enter the competition for National Merit Scholar scholarships (11th graders) and to help prepare for the SAT.
For the 2017 PSAT/NMSQT, students at Orcutt Academy High School will be registering online. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.
Online Exam registration will begin on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 12:00 AM and end on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 3:00 PM. In order to register, students should click on the link provided on the school website or visit to register .To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the PDF of the confirmation page that is provided at the end.
Orcutt Academy High School is excited to offer families the convenience of paying exam fees online at the time of registration. Please be sure to have a debit or credit card available before beginning registration. Paying online is a great way to make sure that payment has been made while avoiding mailing payment.
Here are the important dates for the registration process:
  •          Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 12:00 AM - Registration Begins

  •          Friday, September 15, 2017 at 3:00 PM – Registrations and payments after this date will incur a $5 late fee.

  •          Thursday, September 21, 2017 - Registration with a late fee ends.

  •          Friday, September 22, 2017  at 11:59 PM - Registrations that have not been paid for will be canceled and exams will not be ordered.

 Please contact Mr. Andy Spear, Dean of Students,, if you have questions or require financial assistance.

Resources for the PSAT

Official Student Guide to the PSAT

Using your PSAT Scores to Increase College Readiness 

Understanding your Scores

Prepare for the PSAT