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National Merit Semifinalist Score Cutoff (Class of 2011)

LonDubhLonDubh Posts: 61Registered User Junior Member
Because National Merit doesn't post a list of cutoff scores by state, people on this site have traditionally posted data here. As NM mailed letters August 24th, we should be getting some news soon. As you receive your notification, it would be great if everyone would update the score under their state to compile a list for the individuals who, due to school mix-ups and bureaucracy, won't know about their status for several more weeks.

Please note: Please be conscientious as you post scores on this thread--it would be crushing to be led to believe you have made the cutoff by a post but actually haven't. Also, be sure you only edit a state cutoff if the score you have is lower than the existing score under each state.

Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Also-- Feel free to include boarding school regions and DC.

Good luck!
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Replies to: National Merit Semifinalist Score Cutoff (Class of 2011)

  • mariepuffmariepuff Posts: 86Registered User Junior Member
    cut-scores/semifinalist announcements

    londubh, we started one going already; please refer to thread above

    definitely want the info in one place!
  • SksmomSksmom Posts: 21Registered User New Member
    My D school gave out the info in 8/27. Texas cut off is 215
  • BearCavalryBearCavalry Posts: 31Registered User Junior Member
    I don't know the actual cut-off but I got Semifinalist in Georgia with a 217.
  • mt2011mt2011 Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
    CA - 220- semifinalist
  • pkhihoppkhihop Posts: 1Registered User New Member
    don't know the cutoff in Virginia, but made semi-finalist with 218
  • westchesterdadwestchesterdad Posts: 1Registered User New Member
    ANY ONE from NY got their results for semi finalists yet?
  • minoafrauminoafrau Posts: 519Registered User Member
    My daughter got it with a 221, but I do not know what the NY cut-off score is.
  • nicollecnicollec Posts: 210Registered User Junior Member
    Because National Merit doesn't post a list of cutoff scores by state, people on this site have traditionally posted data here. As NM mailed letters August 24th, we should be getting some news soon. As you receive your notification, it would be great if everyone would update the score under their state to compile a list for the individuals who, due to school mix-ups and bureaucracy, won't know about their status for several more weeks.

    Please note: Please be conscientious as you post scores on this thread--it would be crushing to be led to believe you have made the cutoff by a post but actually haven't. Also, be sure you only edit a state cutoff if the score you have is lower than the existing score under each state.

    Arkansas
    California 220
    Colorado
    Connecticut
    Delaware
    Florida
    Georgia 217
    Hawaii
    Idaho
    Illinois
    Indiana
    Iowa
    Kansas 212 (they told D she barely made it!)
    Kentucky
    Louisiana
    Maine
    Maryland
    Massachusetts
    Michigan
    Minnesota
    Mississippi
    Missouri
    Montana
    Nebraska
    Nevada
    New Hampshire
    New Jersey
    New Mexico
    New York
    North Carolina
    North Dakota
    Ohio
    Oklahoma
    Oregon
    Pennsylvania
    Rhode Island
    South Carolina
    South Dakota
    Tennessee
    Texas 215
    Utah
    Vermont
    Virginia 218
    Washington
    West Virginia
    Wisconsin
    Wyoming

    Also-- Feel free to include boarding school regions and DC.

    Good luck!
  • DescarteszDescartesz Posts: 1,736Registered User Senior Member
  • HowtheHeckHowtheHeck Posts: 90Registered User Junior Member
    Re: your child is Semi-finalist in VA with a score 218..... If you don't mind my asking, how do you know that already?? Are you homeschooled and therefore received the letter personally at home? I thought the schools received the letters later this month, after being mailed around the 26th I heard? Please reply soon, I am waiting with bated breath!! :-O
  • DescarteszDescartesz Posts: 1,736Registered User Senior Member
    Notifications were mailed in late August. Some schools inform qualifiers ASAP upon receiving notice, others sit on notices for a while. Names of all semifinalists are released to the media on Sept. 15.
  • maryland101maryland101 Posts: 2Registered User New Member
    My son was notified that he is a semifinalist today (Sept. 7, 2010). He said that the Maryland cutoff score was 220.
  • DescarteszDescartesz Posts: 1,736Registered User Senior Member
    Updating MD

    AL=210 (post 222, per GC 210 is cutoff)
    AK<=214 (post 62)
    AZ<=229 (post 357)
    CA=219 (post 323, per GC 218 is cutoff, but by 380, 218 did not qualify)
    CO<=218 (post 372)
    CT<=229 (post 267)
    FL=210 (post 376, by firsthand view of NMS report)
    GA=215 (post 130, per Headmaster cutoff is 215)
    HI=215 (post 320, per GC cutoff is 215)
    IA<=209 (post 50)
    ID<=211 (post 342)
    IL<=214 (post 333)
    IN<=212 (post 336)
    KS=211 (post 229, per NMSF packet cutoff is 211)
    KY<=210 (post 92)
    LA=210 (post 268, per GC cutoff is 210)
    MD=220 (http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/1065560528-post14.html)
    MA<=224 (post 204)
    MI<=212 (post 202)
    MN<=216 (post 135)
    MO<=210 (post 99)
    MS<=205 (post 176)
    MT=208 (post 73, per GC cutoff is 208)
    NC<=214 (post 314)
    NJ=221 (post 269, heard cutoff was 221)
    NV<=211 (post 340)
    NY<=219 (post 293)
    OH=212 (post 54, per GC cutoff is 212)
    OR<=215 (post 285)
    OK<=209 (post 98)
    PA<=217 (post 387)
    SC<=222 (post 365)
    TN<=212 (post 220)
    TX=215 (post 138, per GC cutoff is 215)
    UT<=205 (post 338)
    VA<=218 (http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/...362-post6.html)
    VT<=217 (post 297)
    WA=218 (post 343)
    WI<=209 (post 384)

    Internationals<=223 (post 370)
    This is usually set to be equal to the highest cut-off score among the individual states.

    Commended (national cutoff) = 201
    Any person with a score equal to or higher than this cutoff who is not an NMSF receives commended status.

    No scores reported yet from:
    AR
    DE
    DC
    ME
    NE
    NH
    NM
    ND
    RI
    SD
    WV
    WY
    10 (?) boarding school regions
    These are usually set to be equal to the highest cut-off score among the individual states in the region.
  • bixiechikbixiechik Posts: 6Registered User New Member
    so does that mean if I got a 221 then I made NMSF?

    Or I just missed it :(
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