The Syracuse Academy of Science High School will be offering the PSAT on Wednesday, October 10th. Please be sure to get a good night's rest the night before, and a full breakfast. The PSAT/NMSQT 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. More than 3.4 million high school students take this nationwide, multiple-choice test every year.