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New PSAT Test Date Set, Instructional Calendar Change for All Cobb Families

Tuesday, January 26, 2021, is the new test date for the PSAT NSMQT for high school students which will change all schools schedules on Tuesday, January 26 and on Wednesday, January 27.

This date is the only option the College Board has provided for students who were scheduled to test on October 29. As you may remember, the PSAT and NSMQT were canceled in October due to bad weather.

To social distance as required by the College Board, the Cobb County School District will alter all schools schedules (pk–12) on January 26 and January 27.

All schools will operate on Tuesday, January 26 as an instructional support day (typically on Wednesdays) and will learn remotely. Only high school students registered to take the PSAT and NSMQT will report to school on this date.

All schools will operate on Wednesday, January 27 as a regularly scheduled instructional day through face-to-face and remote classrooms.

If you have any questions about the PSAT NSMQT, please contact Dr. Sitten via email.

psat information

Here is information for the upcoming PSAT for only registered juniors and sophomores.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

All students will need to check-in at the Hoya Center (new gym). Check in is as follows:

  • A–G: 7:50 to 8:00 a.m.
  • H–N: 8:00 to 8:10 a.m.
  • O–Z: 8:10 to 8:20 a.m.

Please remember the following:


  • A–G: 12:20 to 12:30 p.m.
  • H–N: 12:30 to 12:40 p.m.
  • O–Z: 12:40 to 12:50 p.m.


Drop Off: Please drop off students in the front of the Hoya Center (new gym)

Student Drivers: If your student plans on driving themselves, please remind them to park in the two back parking lots on campus.

Bus Riders: Check web query for pick up time, and students will load the buses for dismissal at 12:45 p.m.

important information about alternative entry to National Merit Scholarship Program

College Board has confirmed that January 26 is the last possible date to take the PSAT as a qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program. However, if a student is unable to take the PSAT/NMSQT due to illness, emergency, or other extenuating circumstances and wants to be considered for the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program, the NMSC has an alternate entry process in place. Students must follow the instructions outlined below to enter the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program if they are unable to take the PSAT/NMSQT. Students and families should visit for more detailed information.

  1. The student must take an official administration of the SAT given from August 2020 to June 2021;
  2. The student must request the College Board SAT Program send an official report of their SAT scores to NMSC (code 0085). The SAT Program will not report student scores to NMSC unless the student specifically requests it. Students cannot use a photocopy of the score report sent to them as a substitute for the official report. NMSC must receive the SAT scores no later than October 15, 2021; and
  3. The student must complete the Alternate Entry Form. Students cannot be considered in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program through the alternate entry process unless they complete this online form no later than Thursday, April 1, 2021.