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What's a good score for PSAT 10?

Hey everyone! I'm a junior and recently took the PSAT 10. What score range is considered good? How important is the PSAT 10 score when it comes to college admissions?

6 months ago

Hello! A good score for the PSAT 10 can depend on your personal goals and target universities. The highest possible score on the PSAT 10 is a 1520, with each section (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math) ranging from 160 to 760. Generally, a score of around 1000 or higher is considered above average, and a score of about 1200 or higher can be seen as competitive for many schools.

However, it's crucial to understand that the PSAT 10 is merely a practice test that helps you prepare for the SAT or ACT. The PSAT 10 is not directly considered in college admissions. There is an exception though for those who take the PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) in their junior year. Top scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT might be eligible for the National Merit Scholarship Program, which can be a notable achievement for your college application.

In summary, while getting a good score on the PSAT 10 might be nice for your personal growth and test preparation, it doesn't hold significant weight in college admissions. Focus on using this experience and your PSAT 10 scores to identify any areas for improvement and prepare yourself for the actual college entrance exams like the SAT or ACT, which will matter more in the admissions process. Good luck!

6 months ago

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