Should I enter National Merit Commended Scholar on my college app, and if so, what tier would it be under?Answered
Took the PSAT, got a NMS index of 218 (well above what the expected cutoff for the US is, but likely a few points too low for my home state cutoff for the official scholarship.
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Do you mean here on CV or on your application itself? NMS Commended usually goes on the Awards/Honors section of the Common App, and it's relatively prestigious.
Congrats on doing so well on the PSAT, you must've worked hard! I agree that you should err on the side of caution when choosing between what tier to rank it as. If you think it's a C or D tier, go D.
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