1490 PSAT in NJ with a selection index of 223
1550 SAT, 4.57 W GPA, 3.96 UW GPA, 10 APS, 6 Honors
ECS: Varsity for XC, JV winter track, JV spring track, volunteer tutoring through local church, volunteer tutoring through club at my school (Both are for underprivileged children), Summer job as a Teaching Assistant at Kumon
Awards: 3x Summa Cum Laude (4.3 GPA or higher), national merit semifinalist (probably), Seal of Biliteracy for Latin, 2x Varsity Letter for XC
Is 223 gonna make the National merit cut for NJ in Fall 2022? If so, what are my chances of the National Merit Full Ride they offer at fordham and the national merit scholarship they offer at Northeastern?
I personally feel like you have a good shot. The only thing your resume lacks is any academic competition that focuses on a specific area. For example, speech and debate, or DECA. If you had some good competition rankings, then you would have a great shot.
Though the official Fall 2022 National Merit cutoffs for each state have not been published yet, the cutoff in New Jersey tends to be 222 most years. This means that you have a fair shot of making the cut this year.
If you are recognized as a National Merit Finalist, you are guaranteed to receive the merit scholarship from Northeastern. If you are a semifinalist or finalist, you will have a 71% chance of receiving the full-tuition award from Fordham. Hope this helps!
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