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Understanding the PSAT scores - What's the Highest Possible Score?

Hello there, I recently received my PSAT score report, and while I'm pretty content with my result, there's something I'm not really clear about. What's the top possible score on the PSAT? I mean, what should I aim for in my senior year?

13 days ago

Sure thing! The PSAT scoring range is from 320 to 1520. The test has two sections, Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) and Math, each of which uses a scale of 160 to 760, totaling 1520 when both are added together.

If you're aiming high for your senior year, anything above a 1400 is generally considered an excellent score. However, each student's target score will depend on their specific college or scholarship goals. A highly competitive score will be helpful if you're aiming for National Merit Scholarships, which often require scores in the top percentiles.

Remember, the exact cut-off for a National Merit Scholarship varies by year and state, but having a high score will absolutely increase your chances. Keep studying and best of luck in your senior year!

13 days ago

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