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Class of 2019 NMSF Qualifying Scores

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Replies to: Class of 2019 NMSF Qualifying Scores

  • JBStillFlyingJBStillFlying Registered User Posts: 4,998 Senior Member
    edited September 3
    Technically, NMSF is awarded before anyone even needs to take an SAT. Sticking to the ACT is fine unless your college of interest requires all scores from both tests. This was basically the path my kid took. If your SAT is just as strong, there is no harm in submitting both scores.

    Make sure, however, that you are using the 2018 concordances that ACT and College Board put together to assess that SAT. There are some differences between those and the original Concordance Tables that CB released two years ago. My son's and my daughter's SAT scores (from 2016 and 2018, respectively) both shifted up a point in terms of ACT-equivalent. That's not insignificant, especially given that they are both at the high end of the curve to begin with.

    Edit to include: definitely add NMSF to your college apps! Probably best to hold off till the press release date, in order to avoid any violation of the "keep it secret" rule that NMSC seems to hold dear to their hearts.
  • tpike12tpike12 Registered User Posts: 176 Junior Member
    @JBStillFlying - her SAT is 1570 which translates to a 36 ACT. Her actual ACT is 35. I'd rather not give more money to the College Board after learning more about their continued processes that have allowed substantial cheating.

    The SAT is a little better than then ACT, but I'd prefer submitting the 35 ACT and in the awards having her do something like:

    National Merit Semi-Finalist (PSAT = 1480, Confirming SAT = 1570)

    "The Book" on NMSF has all of this information anyways, doesn't it?
  • ReebtoorReebtoor Registered User Posts: 105 Junior Member
    @tpike12 To my knowledge, "the book" does not include any student's confirming SAT score even if the NM Corp already has it on file. I'm assuming it may have your kid's SI, but I don't know that for sure.
  • suzy100suzy100 Registered User Posts: 5,393 Senior Member
    edited September 3
    Unless it has changed, "the book" only includes the names of those students who made NMSF. No confirming scores (some kids may not even have taken the SAT yet to get the confirming score), and no SI. Just names and the school the student attends.
  • 3scoutsmom3scoutsmom Registered User Posts: 5,543 Senior Member
    ^^ No individual si listed, just a code for career/major choice. Last year it did list the cut off by state but it didn't for tho class of 2016.
  • tpike12tpike12 Registered User Posts: 176 Junior Member
    Thanks for the info on The Book. I guess they wouldn't want to publish that information and give away potential revenue.
  • JBStillFlyingJBStillFlying Registered User Posts: 4,998 Senior Member
    "I'd rather not give more money to the College Board after learning more about their continued processes that have allowed substantial cheating."

    My son is finding that most of his colleges allow self-reporting this year. He'd only need to submit an official SAT score if admitted and planning to attend.
  • PAMom21PAMom21 Registered User Posts: 714 Member
    edited September 12
    The book lists names, schools, and intended major code if the student submitted one. I have the book from 2014 (class of 2015).
  • marie190marie190 Registered User Posts: 20 Junior Member
    ME <= 223
  • marie190marie190 Registered User Posts: 20 Junior Member
    (my own score)
  • marie190marie190 Registered User Posts: 20 Junior Member
    (my own score)
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