To many, college application is not so different from a massive puzzle: you kind of know how it works and have all the pieces you need but you’re never entirely sure. The process seems to take more than weeks, if not months, but it’s something inevitable for most high schoolers.
Before their first official SAT, many high schoolers plan to take the PSAT as a freshman or sophomore to have a real test experience and showcase their ability to analyze passages, use English effectively, and interpret data/graphs in a formal setting. Another reason to take the PSAT is to help predict your SAT score because the two tests use a similar scale: The PSAT is scored on a scale of 320 to 1520, with an equal weight on Math and EBRW (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing). As for the SAT, the only difference is it’s scaled from 400 to 1600.