PSAT/NMSQT A practice test for the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT is given by high schools in October. This test is also used to determine National Merit semifinalists. The PSAT/NMSQT is primarily a test for juniors, but many sophomores take it also. PreACT and PSAT 10 These are practice tests for the ACT and SAT. Some high schools make these tests available to their sophomores. SAT Subject Tests These one-hour tests measure a student’s knowledge in specific subject areas (biology, French, history, etc.). Some colleges require or recommend that students take one or more Subject Tests. To register, go to AP (Advanced Placement) and IB (International Baccalaureate) Tests Many high schools offer AP and/or IB courses. These courses are equivalent in content and difficulty to college level courses. Students can take an exam at the end of an AP or IB course, and if their score is high enough, they may be awarded college credit. For additional information on any of these tests, see your counselor. Other College Tests