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Is a 1400 on the PSAT a good indication of college readiness?

I’ve been kind of stressed about college admissions and I just got a 1400 on the PSAT. Does this reflect that I’m on the right track for college or should this be a wake-up call to buckle down and study more?

8 months ago

Congratulations on your PSAT score! A 1400 is an excellent indication of your college readiness and suggests that you are indeed on the right track. To put it into perspective, the PSAT is out of 1520, and your score would place you above the 90th percentile nationally. That's quite an achievement!

However, if you have specific colleges in mind, especially if they are highly competitive, it may be helpful to use this as a benchmark and aim for an even higher score on the SAT or ACT. Each point can make a difference, and certain prestigious scholarships also look at PSAT scores—like the National Merit Scholarships. Keep up the good work and consider this score a strong foundation upon which you can build an even more impressive academic portfolio. Good luck!

8 months ago

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