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6800 Monroe Road
Charlotte, NC 28212
Courier #: 377
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LC: Central
Bell Schedule: 7:15 AM - 2:15 PM
Grades: 9-12
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2022 - 2023 Testing Schedule

PSAT Day is October 12th!

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All sophomores and juniors will take the PSAT.  Bring your own calculator!

Here are some helpful links to learn about the test and to prepare:

The PSAT/NMSQT includes a Reading Test, Writing and Language Test, and Math Test.

"Deferred" is a term usually used for students applying to college through early action (EA) or early decision (ED). It means the student hasn’t been accepted or rejected as part of the EA/ED group and will now be considered with the regular admission group.

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All of us at National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) hope that your academic year is off to a good start despite these challenging times that we are all facing due to the global pandemic.  We hope for the continued safety and good health of all students, faculty, and staff at your institution.


We understand that high school officials may have questions regarding entry to the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program, especially if your school may not be able to offer the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) this academic year.  Please refer to the following information when advising your students about the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.


National Merit Scholarship Program


The National Merit Scholarship Program, conducted by NMSC, is an annual academic competition for recognition and college undergraduate scholarships.  Established in 1955, NMSC is a privately financed not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance.  The competition is open to all U.S. high school students who meet published participation requirements.  Approximately 1.5 million high school students enter the program each year.


The 2020 PSAT/NMSQT (offered in October 2020 and January 2021) is the qualifying test for entry to the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.  The PSAT™ 10 and PSAT™ 8/9 are NOT used for entry to the National Merit Scholarship Program.


Entry Requirements


To enter the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program, a student must meet all of the following requirements. A student must: enrolled as a high school student (traditional or homeschooled), progressing normally toward graduation or completion of high school by 2022, and planning to accept admission to college no later than the fall of 2022;
2.attend high school in the United States, District of Columbia, or U.S. commonwealths and territories; or meet the citizenship requirements for students attending high school outside the United States; and
3.take the 2020 PSAT/NMSQT or complete Alternate Entry requirements in the specified year of the high school program and no later than the third year in grades 9 through 12, regardless of grade classification or educational pattern.


Please refer to the PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide for detailed information about the competition.


PSAT/NMSQT Administrations


The PSAT/NMSQT will be offered on four dates during the 2020-2021 academic year.  NMSC encourages all schools to provide the PSAT/NMSQT to their students and to homeschooled students in their communities.  By doing so, high schools enable students to take advantage of various opportunities made available through the co-sponsorship of the PSAT/NMSQT by NMSC and College Board.


Test Administration Dates for 2020-2021:

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 (recently added)


IMPORTANT: A student may take the PSAT/NMSQT only once per academic year.


Schools that are part of district or state supported administrations should refer to their district or state department of education prior to placing an order to ensure that a test day will be covered.  


For more information about registration for the PSAT/NMSQT and flexible ordering and administration policies in place for this year, please visit the College Board’s website at


Students Who Are Unable to Take the PSAT/NMSQT


A student who does not take the PSAT/NMSQT in October 2020 or January 2021 because of illness, an emergency, or other extenuating circumstance (including school closures), but meets all other requirements for NMSC program participation, may still be able to enter the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program by submitting scores from an administration of the SAT.  The student or a school official must visit after the missed PSAT/NMSQT administration to download information about procedures for Alternate Entry to the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.  To be considered, a student must complete certain requirements before April 1, 2021.

IMPORTANT: Alternate Entry is only for students who do not take the October 2020 PSAT/NMSQT or January 2021 PSAT/NMSQT.  Students who are uncertain about whether they will take the January PSAT/NMSQT are welcome to download and complete Alternate Entry requirements beginning in late October; however, NMSC will not consider a student’s SAT scores for entry to the program if it receives an official PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index score from College Board.

NOTE: The procedure described above for requesting Alternate Entry differs from information that is published in the PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide.  For the 2022 competition only, students and school officials will be able to download Alternate Entry instructions from NMSC’s website instead of submitting an individual written request to NMSC for approval.

Additional Information

For more details about entry to the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program, please refer to the PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide or visit

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Good Information for Parents and Students:

Sophomores and Juniors received a copy of their score reports in homeroom on Wednesday.  Please look over this important information with your child.  For more details, use the access code listed on the front cover of the score report.  Additionally, for a detailed, parent friendly explanation of the score report visit:


The ACT is March 1st.  Bring #2 pencils and a calculator.  School will dismiss at 12:30.

East Meck has 2 options to help!

1. Free Strategies session class sponsored by Kaplan on January25th @10 AM in the Media Center


2.  Free Edgenuity ACTreview after school in 631 lab from 2:30-4:00 Feb 16-18 and 22-25

Students must sign up with Mrs. Mercabi in 630 or via email beginning January 21st

Space for both options is limited to the first 30 students.

ACT information sessions for parents or juniors:

February 11th at 7:30 AM in room 630


February 11th at 12:30 PM in room 630

Special PSAT & ACT Note 

Parents of Freshmen and Juniors, please be on the lookout for score reports.  Freshmen received their practice PSAT and ACT scores and Juniors received their practice ACT scores Wednesday in homeroom. 

A quick note to parents of Sophomores and Juniors- the actual PSAT scores are scheduled to be delivered to East Meck on January 6th, and will be available online beginning January 7th.  

ACT Scores Available for Sophmores

Parents of Sophomores,

Your child received his/her ACT PLAN test scores on Wednesday, November 18th in homeroom.  Included in the packet are a detailed score report, the test booklet, and a guide for interpreting scores.  Please see the links below for additional information on the PLAN test and preparing for the ACT.  ​ (English version for interpreting scores) (Spanish version for interpreting scores) (other resources for parents)

Free SAT Prep on Triumph

User name—Student ID

Password—Birthday in this format YYYYMMDD

To access practice test—Select Study Guide for SAT.  Click Step 3 at the top tab and select test #6


ACT information

Need a fee waiver?  Bring a copy of your child nutrition letter to Guidance.  Go to  to create an account and register.


Free ACTPrep on Triumph—

User name—Student ID

Password—Birthday in this format YYYYMMDD

To access practice test—Select Study Guide for ACT.  Click Step 3 at the top tab and select test #6

Great article for parents that explains in detail ACT scoring and test information broken down for freshman, sophomores, juniors, and senior.  Visit  Look midway down the right side of the page


All juniors will have the opportunity to take a FREE practice ACT in October.  More details to follow soon!


PSAT information

For detailed information on the new test and FREE practice tests, visit these webpages:


Proctors Needed:

East Meck will need proctors for Semester 1 Exams at the end of the year.  Proctors must be at least 18 years of age and registered as a CMS volunteer.  (To register as a volunteer, please visit

If you are interested in proctoring, please contact Julia Mercabi, School Testing Coordinator at or 980-343-6430.

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