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crappy PSAT scores

chink182chink182 Posts: 109Registered User Junior Member
edited January 2008 in SAT Preparation
I know its a little late to talk about the 2007 PSATs but its been bugging me a lot. When I took the exam, I got really nervous for some reason, rushed and ran out of times in some sections, so I ended up with a score of 208 =( (which is probably below the national merit mark in florida). I was devastated because all of my other friends got over that and probably got national merit. I was wondering does not getting the national merit on your record hurts your chances of getting into prestigious schools like UPenn?
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Replies to: crappy PSAT scores

  • NeineibuNeineibu Posts: 297Registered User Junior Member
    Obviously not.

    I got LOL 45 on CR, 60 on Math, and 50 on writing and ended up getting 650 on CR, 780 on Math and 710 on Writing on the actual SAT. Don't sweat it!
  • LalanickolsLalanickols Posts: 157Registered User Junior Member
    No your chances have in no way been hurt by your psat scores. I got even crappier psat scores than probably anyone on the entire forum, but trust me I aced the actual SAT ;) Don't give your psat scores a second thought.
  • fireflyscoutfireflyscout Posts: 5,373Registered User Senior Member
    Colleges never request/see your PSAT scores (unless it is on your transcripts, but it is ignored).
  • Sci-FrySci-Fry Posts: 1,316Registered User Senior Member
    Don't worry about it. I was disappointed when I received my PSAT results, which were much lower than yours. On top of that, I only got a 69 on the maths section *yikes* which is very unusual for me. However, it was the first time I was taking the PSAT and I didn't even know what it was or how it worked. Now I do, and am determined to score much higher on my next PSAT, and (much more importantly) on my SAT.
  • snowiasnowia Posts: 212Registered User Junior Member
    As everyone has said, don't worry too much about it. It may help to have National Merit, but they wouldn't penalize you for not having it... just work on your score for the SAT, which is much more important for admissions. Good luck!
  • GodfatherbobGodfatherbob Posts: 1,311Registered User Senior Member
    Considering you can get NMS with a 202 in Wyoming, but fail to get it with a 224 in Assachusetts, I doubt it's a huge factor.
  • you'llsee...you'llsee... Posts: 4,535Registered User Senior Member
    lol..."Assachusetts"...good one.
  • chink182chink182 Posts: 109Registered User Junior Member
    thx thats a big relief. im taking the sat next week 0_0 gluck to everyone thats doing the same.
  • arwen15arwen15 Posts: 804Registered User Member
    PSAT/NMSQT has significance for the RSI program but almost
    nothing else.

    Colleges don't care about your PSAT scores when you SAT scores
    are more recent?

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