back to Admissions Advice Q&A
0
β€’ 10/12/2020 at 02:54PM

Is it bad if you don't take the NMSQT?
Answered

I am a junior and I missed the deadline to sign up for the NMSQT. I want to go to a large public university, so I need to be competitive. Are colleges going to see that I chose not to take it, and take someone that did over me?

acceptance
PSAT
0
3
NewYou earn karma when your answer is accepted or upvoted.

2 answers

0
β€’ 10/31/2020 at 07:45PM

PSAT/NMSQT scores are relatively unimportant, and colleges won't mind if you didn't take it! Taking the SAT is more important, so I would focus on taking practice tests instead and signing up for the SAT.

0
Accepted Answer
1
β€’ 10/12/2020 at 04:02PM

No, you do not submit the score to colleges, it is only a practice SAT and the only thing it is used for is the National Merit Scholarship competition, which is extremely rare to receive.

1
@DebaterMAX10/12/2020 at 05:33PM

Agree and also large public schools by themselves aren't selective for example Kansas is a large public school and they admit about 90% of all applicants. Oregon admits about 80% so public schools by themselves don't equate to competitiveness. UCLA is selectice but large public schools are not automatically difficult to get into. Hope this helps.