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Annual PSAT in October

Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test - PSAT/NMSQT    

The 2015 PSAT/NMSQT test is offered one time each school year in the month of October. Chico High School will host this test on Wednesday, October 14, 2015
  You may sign up for the PSAT/NMSQT in your high school counseling office through Sally Chandler.  Online registration for the PSAT/NMSQT is NOT available.

WHEN:       Wednesday,  October 14, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.
WHERE:      Chico High School
COST:    $30.00 - Pay in the Counseling Office with cash or check made out to “Chico High School”
Please note:  The PSAT/NMSQT is offered only one time each school year.  The test is administered during the month of October only.

Details:  The PSAT/NMSQT is useful for providing practice for the SAT, allowing Juniors to enter the National Merit Scholarship Corporation competitions for recognition and scholarships, assessing your skills in critical reading, mathematical reasoning and writing, getting specific suggestions on how to improve your skills, comparing your academic skills with those of other college-bound students, asking colleges to send you information, and getting information about college majors and careers.  When fees are paid, students will receive the 2014 Student Bulletin (Official Guide to the test) and a Check List of where to go and what to bring to the test.

If you are planning to go to a University

Only administered ONCE A YEAR

Career Exploration

Getting ready for life after high school means checking out career, college and travel opportunities. The following sites may be of help as you explore your options. 
Butte County Office of Education offers many Regional Occupational Programs that can help you to kick start your career.

College Entrance Testing and Application

Juniors planning on going to college should take the  PSAT/NMSQT , also known as the Preliminary SAT, to improve their test taking skills for when they take the college entrance exams.  See PSAT information above.

Take your college entrance exams during or after your Junior year. Visit College Board  or ACT to see the testing schedule and register to test.

Explore the University of California and California State University campus'.

California Community College is a great place to either get training for job placement, earn a certificate, earn an Associate Degree or complete General Education credits necessary to transfer to a 4-year college.

At Butte Community College students may take their first two years of college before they transfer to a 4-year university.  Students may earn an AA degree or choose from numerous Career and Technical Education Programs.

NCAA Prospective student-athletes are strongly recommended to consult the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Clearinghouse regarding eligibility issues at Division 1 and Division II Colleges.  You are urged to read the "NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete"
Register with the NCAA Clearinghouse here

College Planning Iedas

My College QuickStart™ - My College QuickStart is an online college and career planning kit available free of charge to all students who take the PSAT/NMSQT.

Travel Tips

Maybe you need some time to experience life outside of Chico before you make your college or career choices.  See another part of the world in an Exchange Student Program.