The Preliminary SAT (PSAT) often catches students and their families by surprise. Taken before students sit for the SAT or ACT, the PSAT is designed to predict future performance on college admissions exams. PSAT scores are therefore invaluable for students looking to maximize their SAT or ACT scores and become competitive applicants to top-ranked colleges and universities. A strong performance on the PSAT also qualifies students to compete for the National Merit Scholarship. The tutors at Summit Academy help students build the proper foundations for success on the PSAT and continuing on to the SAT or ACT.