Did not reply to CPRS; NMS Eligibility?
I attend an international school in China but am an American citizen and took the NMSQT last fall (2011). I believe my school received some mail from NMSC about me qualifying for NMSC or something (to clarify, all mail being sent from the US goes to my school not my home address); however, my school's administration never gave me the mail, and school is out now. I believe the item of mail I should have received is about the CPRS (College Plans Reporting Service), and I think the deadline for response has already passed.
My question is: does this affect my eligibility to become a National Merit Semi-finalist or Finalist? My score was high enough (228) to at least be commended I think, but I was not able to respond to the CPRS because my school never gave me the mail.
I really appreciate anyone with knowledge about or experience with NMS who replies. I realy do not want to lose the opportunity to become a NMS only because my school never gave me a piece of mail. Thanks.