ACT May Be Used to ‘Confirm’ National Merit Status

By Scott Jaschik (Inside Higher Ed.).  The National Merit Scholarship Corporation is changing the rules on the final step of winning a National Merit Scholarship. Applicants are still selected as semifinalists based on PSAT scores. In the past, semifinalists had to submit SAT scores to “confirm” their eligibility. Going forward, they may submit ACT scores […]

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National Merit Semifinalist cut scores for the class of 2017 who took the PSAT in October 2015

(Compass Prep) By Adam Ingersoll ||  .   We have compiled all 50 states’ PSAT cutoff scores required for seniors to proceed in the National Merit Scholarship program. While the general narrative around new SAT scores has been score inflation, with a boost of around 80 points through much of the distribution compared to old SAT […]

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