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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
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Understanding a 970 PSAT score – is it good or bad?

Totally freaking out – just got a 970 on the PSAT. What does this score even mean? Is it considered decent, below average, or what? I’m really starting to worry about how this reflects on my college readiness.

8 months ago

Take a deep breath and don't worry, a 970 on the PSAT is a solid start and gives you a benchmark for where you are. The PSAT is scored on a scale of 320 to 1520. Your score means you're above the 50th percentile nationally, which is a good milestone. It's important to remember that the PSAT is primarily a practice test for the SAT and a qualifier for the National Merit Scholarship. Since you're already thinking about college readiness, use this score to identify areas for improvement. If you plan to take the SAT, consider diving into a test prep book or an online resource like Khan Academy, which offers free, personalized test preparation. And remember, test scores are just one component of your college application. Focus on maintaining strong grades and engaging in extracurricular activities. If you put in the effort to prepare, you'll likely see improvement the next time you take a standardized test. Hang in there and use this as a learning experience!

8 months ago

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