How Do the PSAT and Pre-ACT Affect College Admissions?

Recorded Thursday, November 12 at 12:00 AM

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About this livestream


Join Hale Jaeger for a walkthrough of how the PSAT and Pre-ACT play a role in the college admissions process.

Additionally, learn more about the National Merit Scholarship and how taking the PSAT can set you up to receive merit-based aid for any college you choose to attend.

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Undergrad College: Yale University '21

Work Experience: I am a senior at Yale and excited to begin my fifth admissions cycle working with CollegeVine. After four years of working directly with students, I can't wait to engage with the people and the process in new and innovative ways online.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Hale and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
12:09@anonymous:Is it possible to take the PSAT/NMSQT as a sophmore. We just took it in school two weeks ago.
19:37@anonymous:Will the PSAT National Merit Commended Student help my college application since I couldn't take any SAT due to cancellation?
25:53@anonymous:If my child only studies for the SAT and get a good score--will that be enough for the PSAT or are there things on the PSAT that are not on the SAT
27:51@smontague98:Why isn't the National Merit talked about as much? I took it after finding out about its benefits only a few weeks before the test. I was greatly disappointed.
28:53@anonymous:On the common app, there are 5 slots for honors/awards. Where should I rank the National Merit Commended Scholar in those 5 slots? I have other national/international awards too, like winning a global essay contest and getting into the National Honor Choir. Should I place the National Commended Scholar before these awards?


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