The PSAT 2019

Published Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by Tifinie

Today is the big day for the PSAT!!  Every year around this time, high school juniors get the chance to compete for opportunities to win some amazing scholarships.  The PSAT is actually a student’s ticket to compete for recognition and rewards from individuals and organizations interested in supporting students and education.  These sponsors use the PSAT results to find students who EXCEL in life and academics and are worth the investment.   That’s right, the P in PSAT does not stand for PRACTICE (SAT), it stands for PRELIMINARY and is the first taste that a… Continue Reading

STANDARDIZED TESTING: COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

Published Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by Tifinie

SAT and ACT When colleges are looking for new students, they review applicant profiles in search of the best of the bunch to make up their student body.  Of course, the most reputable colleges usually get the cream of the crop, aiming to enroll the most talented students they can find.  The rest of the students then disperse into various universities and local colleges. Which students are the most talented?  How do colleges decide?  Colleges use various tools when evaluating eligible students.  Every student that applies will submit an application package providing crucial information about… Continue Reading

EASY SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS GRADUATING 2020+

Published Friday, January 25, 2019 by Tifinie

  ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN THE YEAR 2020 AND LATER: A new program has been established that offers students a chance to be awarded College Board Opportunity Scholarships.  It was designed to help guide students through the college-admissions processes and motivate them to tackle the intimidating obstacles presented to aspiring college students.  There are 6 steps to follow to qualify for a series of scholarships.  Completing all 6 steps makes you eligible for a $40,000 scholarship on top of the smaller scholarships ranging from $500-$2,000 totaling in $6,000.  To qualify, you must complete the following 6 steps during your junior year of high school: Build… Continue Reading

TUESDAY TIPS; 12/18/18

Published Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Tifinie

THE PSAT Attention 8th, 9th, and 10th graders; especially students beginning their junior year in the following fall: Sign up by September to take your PSAT in October of your 10th and 11th grade years.  The PSAT is given twice a year, both times being in October with results being released by the end of the year.  Prepare for this exam by the beginning of your sophomore year (or junior year if you feel confident) to work on boosting your scores and increase your chances at becoming a National Merit Scholar.   The PSAT is… Continue Reading

National Merit Scholarship Cutoff Scores by State

Published Thursday, October 2, 2014 by Rakhi

Students who took the PSAT in October of this year 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 …..and are graduating (graduated) in this year. 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 Alabama 211 209 211 210 208 209 209 Alaska 212 204 212 214 211 212 213 Arizona 214 212 213 209 210 209 211 Arkansas 205 202 205 203 203 204 201 California 223 220 221 219 218 217 218 Colorado 215 212 215 212 213 213 213 Connecticut 221 218 220 219 218 218 217 Delaware 218 215 217 215 219 219 219… Continue Reading