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Is it bad to not take the PSAT 8/9?

futurecollege00futurecollege00 Registered User Posts: 122 Junior Member
I was never that as obsessed with college as I am now, not to the point of spending every waking hour on CC, at least. So I never heard of the PSAT 8/9 until recently, i.e. after it was too late to take it. I read in an article that those who are serious about qualifying for the NMS should take the test, which I am. I'm taking the PSAT/NMSQT in the fall, and I will do so again in my junior year to apply for the NMS, so I have some opportunity to practice, but will it hurt my chances too much to have not taken the 8/9?
Thanks!

Replies to: Is it bad to not take the PSAT 8/9?

  • whcj46810whcj46810 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    No. I did not know PSAT 8/9 at all. Just took it 10th, got 1460, then 11th, got 1490. In my state, should be able to make NMS.
  • LaxKid16LaxKid16 Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    Dude. Chill.
    Colleges only care about your actual SAT scores, and the only advantage of taking the PSAT in 8/9 is extra practice. You have plenty of time for more practice in 10th and then to qualify for NMS in 11th. You can't go back in time and take the PSAT 8/9 so I would focus on learning the material in school and also studying to familiarize yourself with the test. It shouldn't hurt your chances much as the only point for the PSAT 8/9 is extra practice and it doesn't count at all toward being a NMS. Long story short it shouldn't hurt your chances at all.
  • futurecollege00futurecollege00 Registered User Posts: 122 Junior Member
    ok! I was just worried that I wouldn't have gotten enough practice for the PSAT and subsequently the SAT. I know it doesn't count toward NMS
  • jym626jym626 Registered User Posts: 51,297 Senior Member
    No. Chill.
  • futurecollege00futurecollege00 Registered User Posts: 122 Junior Member
    That's what everyone keeps telling me...
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