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I Got A 1160 On The PSAT

fusion04600fusion04600 2 replies4 threads New Member
edited December 2019 in High School Life
I got 1160 (out of 1440) on the PSAT 8/9.
I got a 650 on Reading/Writing and a 510 on the math section.

This put me as in the 95th percentile (higher or equal to 95% of students).

Is this good, especially if I want to go top colleges and into the healthcare industry?
edited December 2019
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  • XtremeBlaze777XtremeBlaze777 115 replies14 threads Junior Member
    Absolutely does not matter. You are the only person who will ever see that score. I am serious, no one will ever look at that score in your life. Score well on the SAT and the PSAT 11 (PSAT/NMSQT) for it to count. SAT and PSAT aren't even accurate indicators of academic success. Focus on your grades and extracurriculars and worry about the SAT in junior year.
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 28815 replies207 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    edited December 2019
    Top schools are looking at more than just test scores so do some research on what these schools are looking for in an applicant.

    As stated above, you do not submit your PSAT test scores to any college. Your SAT/ACT and SAT subject tests are the scores you will send to the colleges when you apply.

    Taking the PSAT in 11th grade is important since this is where National Merit Scholars are identified.

    1160 for the PSAT is in the 95th percentile for which HS grade?

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  • RichInPittRichInPitt 1605 replies25 threads Senior Member
    Gumbymom wrote: »
    1160 for the PSAT is in the 95th percentile for which HS grade?

    1160 on the PSAT 8/9 is 95th percentile for 9th grade.
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 28815 replies207 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    Sorry, missed that.
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  • h8annahh8annah 115 replies18 threads Junior Member
    Being equal or higher to than 95% of students is really good! Now, if you were a junior and you got an 1160, your chances at a top school are slim, but you're a freshman!

    From sophomore to junior year, my PSAT went up 130 points without even studying! As you take harder classes (especially in math, which assumes Alg2 knowledge), your score will naturally go up!

    Don't worry about it, and at 95th percentile, you're off to a great start!
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  • mommdcmommdc 11644 replies31 threads Senior Member
    Average HS SAT score is around 1000 so you are above average.

    As you get to take Algebra 2 and precalculus your math score should go up more.

    You can also look at questions you missed and do practice tests to increase your score.

    You might have had time issues, you can work on those.

    A higher score can make it more likely that you would get merit scholarships at schools, along with good grades.
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