|AtypicalAsian ||04-07-2013 11:37 PM |
When are cutoffs announced?
|ROCKFISHDG ||04-08-2013 01:45 AM |
^ they are never announced. They can be figured out by people chiming in here. This happens in late August/early September
|arkie2014 ||04-09-2013 10:17 PM |
Is anybody else anxiously awaiting for their guidance counselor/principal to tell them they are a high scorer???
|KvotheFan ||04-10-2013 01:21 AM |
arkie2014, the "Top Scorer" letters go directly to the students. The NMSF letters go to the school. Should be any day now. Best wishes to all.
|TiberiusShift ||04-10-2013 05:55 AM |
I'm also from AR and waiting to hear...
|arkie2014 ||04-10-2013 08:49 AM |
KvotheFan: I'm probably wrong, because I've been wrong many times before :P, but looking back at the past threads on the high/top scorer announcement in April, it appeared the schools got mailed a few days before the students.
|StantonMom ||04-10-2013 10:48 AM |
High score, about top 3 percent get announced soon by letter to you. This usually means you got 'commended' status, typically around the 200 score. This is a national score. Could be 200 or 201 or something near that. Semimfinaliist cutoff scores by state will be 'announced' but not until early September. People will continue to guess what those will be between now and then.
|ThereseR ||04-11-2013 12:52 PM |
[QUOTE]they are never announced. They can be figured out by people chiming in here. This happens in late August/early September[/QUOTE]
This sounds true
|arkie2014 ||04-12-2013 04:00 PM |
I have done some studying on the threads here at CC to determine when the April letters will be sent out. My prediction is next Monday, with the letters arriving at students' homes on Wednesday. Good luck guys!
I have done a very small statistical survey for my state (Arkansas). Since 2010, the national commended score has been two points below Arkansas's cutoff (except for one year where it was three). Has anybody else thought of using past commended scores as an indicator of your state's cutoff?
|neesay ||04-14-2013 12:28 PM |
I got a 212 in Florida. Last year the cutoff was 211 but two years ago it was 214. Will I make the cutoff?
|ctl987 ||04-14-2013 01:08 PM |
Neesay, really hard to say in your case. I wound not count on it and it will be a bonus if you make it. You sound like you're right on the line. Regardless, a 212 is a FANTASTIC score so don't lose sight of that in this process. If you are planning to stay in state, I think a number of your state schools offer nice scholarships with or without the national merit finalist designation. And if you are asking about commended status, yes, you made that easily. However, you sound like you're on the border for the semi-finalist designation which I think is announced in September.
|Cbatarseh ||04-14-2013 03:18 PM |
@Arkie2014 I didn't know that high/top scorers were announced. I thought the Semifinalists were just announced next September. Where did you find out about top scorers being notified?
|chucktaylor1 ||04-14-2013 03:35 PM |
In April, approximately 50,000 students, out of 1.5 million entrants, are named as qualifying for recognition in the National Merit Scholarship Program. In September, the list of 50,000 will be narrowed down to 16,000 National Merit Semifinalists. The other 34,000 will be named Commended Students.
Source: [url=http://www.nationalmerit.org/nmsp.php]National Merit Scholarship Corporation - NMSP[/url]
|Cbatarseh ||04-14-2013 05:01 PM |
Thanks for the clarification, chucktaylor1.
|arkie2014 ||04-15-2013 02:23 PM |
Thank you @chucktaylor1. @Cbatarseh, I first found out about the April letters from the National Merit Website. I then begin to search through the archives on the CC National Merit Scholarship category to figure out around the exact dates that the letters have been sent out in the past.
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