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Is a 1250 PSAT score competitive for college admissions?

Hey guys, I just got my PSAT scores back, and I'm wondering if a 1250 is considered a good score for college admissions? I'm aiming for some selective schools and I'm not sure if this will hold up. Any insights on how much colleges actually consider these scores?

8 months ago

Hello! I'm glad you're reaching into the college admissions process with an eye on your scores. A 1250 on the PSAT is a solid score—it's above the national average, and it can be a good indicator for how you might perform on the SAT.

Selective schools often look for scores in the higher range, but remember that the PSAT itself isn't used in college admissions; rather, it's primarily a practice test for the SAT and also serves as a qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship. To enhance your profile for selective schools, you'll want to aim for a higher score on the actual SAT or ACT.

Additionally, balancing your standardized test scores with strong academic performance, extracurricular involvement, and compelling essays is key. Don't hesitate to practice more and take the SAT or ACT to see where you stand. You're already on a good path!

8 months ago

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