The PSAT is given each year by schools in October. For Juniors, this is the test that can qualify students for the National Merit Scholarship. Some schools, districts, and states also administer PSAT 10 for sophomores for additional practice. This can take place between February and mid-April.

Scoring well on the PSAT opens the door to scholarships, kicks off the college admissions process, and helps you get ready for the SAT® and ACT®. And a great score starts with our PSAT course —the only free PSAT prep program available to all students online.

PSAT prep can improve your performance on every part of the test. And, our teachers have created lessons that are interactive, so prepping is easier and more fun.

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PSAT Equations and Word Problems

Dive into PSAT Prep Live with an introductory look at PSAT math.

PSAT Reading Strategies

Learn the key reading strategies that will change your approach and boost your score.

PSAT Problem Solving: Rates, Ratios & More

Try your hand at tricky PSAT problems and discover strategies to help you along.

PSAT Writing & Language Strategies

Find out how to approach the Writing & Language section quickly and efficiently.

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PSAT Prep Expert Instructors

Boris Dvorkin

Boris scored in the 99th percentile on the PSAT, was a National Merit finalist, and went on to earn two degrees from Case Western Reserve University. Boris has since helped many students achieve their goals as a two-time Kaplan Teacher of the Year and is known for his sense of humor in the classroom. When Boris isn’t helping students tackle tests, he loves playing strategy board games.

Boris DvorkinInstructor, PSAT Prep Live
Stephanie Jolly

Stephanie earned National Merit Commendation for her performance on the PSAT and went on to earn a perfect score on SAT Math. Stephanie is one of Kaplan’s most highly-rated teachers and has taught a variety of subjects in the U.S., Oman, Qatar, and Mexico. Outside of the classroom, Stephanie is an outdoor enthusiast who loves to camp, hike, and garden.

Stephanie JollyInstructor, PSAT Prep Live