2 months ago
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How are the PSAT/NMSQT cut-off scores going to look like for the class of 2022?


I am hoping to apply for the National Merit Scholars program next year and I was wondering if you guys happen to have any predictions about this year's cutoff score for the 2020-2021 PSAT/NMSQT and how it might be influenced! I was also wondering which colleges offer full-ride scholarships for semifinalists because I know most colleges only offer them to finalists

Thanks! :)

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2 months ago

I’m class of ‘21 and, after my PSAT experience, I believe I can offer insight for this year’s NMSQT.

We can assume that the test qualifications will be similar to last-year’s, or any year before, and have typical averages to accept the 99 percentile scorers per each state. The selection index is expressed here: ( https://blog.collegevine.com/national-merit-semifinalist-cutoffs-2020-2021/ ) I will assume you know what an index score is. All you have to do from this source is find your state and index score and then deduce the PSAT score needed to meet that requirement. If satisfactory, you’ll have better chances to attain your reward. In this odd year, we can also guess that there may be more spots open for awardees as some students are just unable to take the test. But also surmise that anyone who is top-percentile material (surely they’d know it) will have found a way to take the test somehow, meaning there could not be much change from this year than any other. However, after seeing this year’s applicant cycle and the published statistics associated with it, I can bet that there will be very slight change in chances in favor of any hopefuls.

🎤2 months ago

Ahh okay! I do know that last year's cutoff scores were a little lower than the previous years, so I was wondering if the scores would be like the ones from 2019 and before


2 months ago

This guy always gets them months in advance before the College Board releases, so keep checking Compass Prep's site: https://www.compassprep.com/national-merit-semifinalist-cutoffs/

I don't think he's ever been wrong... He was legit for me this year.

🎤2 months ago

Thank you!! I keep checking that website as well, and I hope I can qualify 😅

2 months ago

Good luck!!!


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