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When do state cutoffs for national merit semifinalist get released?

elevatorshoeselevatorshoes Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
Also do you think it will be the same as last year, lower, or higher?
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Replies to: When do state cutoffs for national merit semifinalist get released?

  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Registered User Posts: 82,612 Senior Member
    Very soon schools will begin receiving the NMSF packets and delivering them to students.

    Students here will then begin creating the state by state lists. The official release date will be in mid-Sept, but we often can figure out the cutoffs before then.

    They will be higher in some states, lower in others, and the same in the rest. It's not uniform.
  • doptaadoptaa Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
    I'm getting awfully cranky waiting.
  • jgraiderjgraider Registered User Posts: 2,845 Senior Member
  • micawbermicawber Registered User Posts: 118 Junior Member
    It is still hard for me to believe that the NMSC stretches out this process for such a long time. Perhaps the waiting creates anticiaption and excitement. We are talking about it so I guess it worked.
  • ZapsMomZapsMom Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    My daughter had a 224 in California. Her school administration knows that we are anxiously awaiting for the NMSC packet to arrive, but so far we have not been notified that her school has received the packet.
  • ZapsMomZapsMom Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    I called my daughter's high school and they got the packet in the mail, though they haven't had a chance to look at it. The administration promised to call tomorrow after they had a chance to read it.

    I hate waiting!
  • mariepuffmariepuff Registered User Posts: 86 Junior Member
    Zapsmom, we have another thread started at "cut-off scores/semi-finalist announcements". Don't have any info on CA yet (sorry), but have about 15 other states. Please report to that thread, too.

    Best of luck to you; tho our state (IL) was reported, and DD seems to be okay, nothing from the school yet. Very frustrating! since we know the packets are out.
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