Dear Junior Student and Families,
October 13, 2021 is a national testing date set by the College Board for the PSAT/NMSQT. During the school day on Wednesday, October 13, all LFHS juniors will participate in this assessment.   

No sign-up or payment is necessary for juniors, as Lake Forest High School will complete the registration process for all Class of 2023 students.  

Please Note: The PSAT/NMSQT is the qualifying exam for the National Merit Scholarship. 
Juniors should be mindful of some important details surrounding this testing day:

  • Fostering a safe and secure testing environment continues to be our #1 priority. Therefore, all protocols (i.e wearing of masks at all times and social distancing) must be followed at all times.
  • Students should arrive at school by no later than 7:45 am.
  • The assessment starts promptly at 8:00 am. All students should be in their seats and ready to begin the test at this time.  
  • Students with accommodations will test with their accommodations approved by SAT in locations that provide an appropriate space for each student’s specific accommodations. Students will receive notice of their room assignment via email; Case Managers will also be aware of where a student will test.
  • Standard time testing will conclude at approximately 12:00 pm. 
  • Given that this is a normal day of attendance (Blue Day) for our Class of 2023, those taking the test will be excused from all classes on this day. If a student chooses NOT to take this assessment on October 13, 2021, they will then be expected to be present for all of their classes. 
  • Students must bring their Student ID, #2 pencils with erasers, and an approved calculator. Cell phones and food are not allowed in the testing area. For a list of approved calculators please visit CollegeBoard Approved Calculators.
  • Students should check their LFHS email leading up to this assessment day regarding protocols, room assignments, etc.

If you have questions about this assessment, please contact Dr. Alan Wahlert at or Mrs. Donna La Vitola at