What does it take to be a National Merit semifinalist?

What does it take to be a National Merit semifinalist?

National Merit Semifinalist Qualifying Scores The NMSC uses its own Selection Index to determine which students qualify as Commended Students and Semifinalists. In general, students who score in the top 3-4% are named Commended Scholars, while students who score in the top 1% are deemed Semifinalists.

What PSAT scores qualify for National Merit?

Overall, you need to get a section score in the 30s for each section on the PSAT to compete for National Merit. Again, aim for a few points higher than the minimum, as cutoffs can vary somewhat from year to year.

What PSAT score is National Merit Class of 2021?

Things reversed course dramatically on the 2019 PSAT. The class of 2021 has 49,749 students in the 1400e (as reported in mid-Dec by College Board)even fewer than the 55,587 in the class of 2017. As we expected, this led to a 209 Commended cutoff.

Do colleges look at PSAT?

Colleges usually don’t see your PSAT scores. In most cases, just you and your high school are able to see the report. Your PSAT/NMSQT scores may enter you in the National Merit Scholarship Program if you take the test as an 11th grader.