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***Class of 2014 NMSF Qualifying scores***

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  • kooshbagkooshbag Registered User Posts: 62 Junior Member
    I know right Justin!
    I know it's over and I can't change it but I keep beating myself up over it, 1 damn question
  • juliaa23juliaa23 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    i scored a 223 in maryland- thoughts on likelihood of nms?
  • yayitsme123yayitsme123 Registered User Posts: 737 Member
    Sitting on a 220 in CT. Last year the cutoff was 218, before that it was 220, but usually it's been 217-219. I think I should be safe, it doesn't really go up or down too much here. Still nervous, but fingers crossed. Thoughts?
  • efeens44efeens44 Registered User Posts: 896 Member
    216 in Ohio. Last year was a 211 i think? Year before that it was a 214 though so do you think I'm safe?
  • mathmomvtmathmomvt Registered User Posts: 4,245 Senior Member
    Very good chance you're safe efeens -- I would be surprised if any state sees a cutoff this year that is 6 points higher than last year's (the 217 required for you to miss out) and 3 points higher than the year before, unless something very unusual has happened to raise the scores of high-achievers in your state this year.

    Yayitsme, I think you're probably safe too, but on slightly shakier ground.

    Julia, do you know what the recent cutoffs have been for Maryland? 223 is an excellent score but I don't know offhand the cutoffs for your state.
  • chucktaylor1chucktaylor1 Registered User Posts: 188 Junior Member
    Here are last year's state cutoff scores for the Class of 2013:

    AL 209; AK 204; AZ 212; AR 202; CA 220; CO 212; CT 218; DE 215; District of Columbia 221; FL 211; GA 214; HI 211; ID 207; IL 213; IN 211; IA 207; KS 212; KY 208; LA 209; ME 210; MD 219; MA 221; MI 207; MN 213; MS 204; MO 210; MT 203; NE 207; NV 208; NH 211; NJ 221; NM 208; NY 215; NC 213; ND 200; OH 212; OK 206; OR 213; PA 214; RI 211; SC 208; SD 204; TN 210; TX 216; UT 205; VT 214; VA 217; WA 216; WV 200; WI 207; WY 200; Commended 200; International 221; Boarding Schools 214-221; New England Boarding Schools 221; U.S. Territories 200

    Source: National Merit Scholarships
  • kooshbagkooshbag Registered User Posts: 62 Junior Member
    *** why does NJ have to be so high
  • bunnywinsbunnywins Registered User Posts: 223 Junior Member
    Whew, got a 233 in NC. Very relieved. :P

    Wow, it looks like NC's cutoff actually went down from the year before. Interesting.
  • skittles620skittles620 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    219 in VA... Any chance?
  • mathmomvtmathmomvt Registered User Posts: 4,245 Senior Member
    Class of 2012 cutoffs (highest in recent history for most states)
    AK 212
    AL 211
    AR 205
    AZ 213
    CA 221
    CO 215
    CT 220
    DE 217
    FL 214
    GA 218
    HI 216
    IA 210
    ID 211
    IL 216
    IN 214
    KS 214
    KY 212
    LA 209
    MA 223
    MD 221
    ME 212
    MI 210
    MN 215
    MO 213
    MS 205
    MT 209
    NC 217
    ND 204
    NE 209
    NH 216
    NJ 223
    NM 210
    NV 209
    NY 219
    OH 214
    OK 209
    OR 216
    PA 215
    RI 213
    SC 211
    SD 206
    TN 214
    TX 219
    UT 208
    VA 220
    VT 217
    WA 220
    WI 209
    WV 204
    WY 204
  • mathmomvtmathmomvt Registered User Posts: 4,245 Senior Member
    In general I would say that if you are at or above the Class of 2012 cutoff for your state (post #41) you have an excellent chance. If you are at least 2 points above the Class of 2013 cutoff for your state (post #37) you have a very good chance. If you are within a point of the Class of 2013 cutoff (either side) you're in for a long bout of suspense. If you're more than a point below the 2013 cutoff, you probably will not make it (though it's not totally impossible if it's just 2-3 points below).
  • jdaniels90jdaniels90 Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    212 in PA... Unless the cutoff falls 2 points this year, I didn't make it. It's pretty rough to play the waiting game for the scores just to realize that a couple points would have made all the difference. If only I had studied...
  • mathmomvtmathmomvt Registered User Posts: 4,245 Senior Member
    jdaniels, I'd go ahead and assume you didn't make it and move on to finding other opportunities. There are lots of places that give scholarships based on SAT/ACT scores, and you could definitely get yourself in range for some of those. Good luck! And you still could get a happy surprise in September ;-)
  • neesayneesay Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    will a 212 in florida make it? last year was 211 but the year before it was 214
  • nikig11nikig11 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    So I can't decide if I should take economics AP in my school since it's really hard, but so far I know that I want to major in Biology and go to Baylor University. so is the economics credit really required?
    my counselor is no help either :/
    And I am already taking way too many AP classes this year and don't want to add another AP exam to my l
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