Did anyone find eligibility for national recognition difficult to meet this year?
My son was not eligible to apply as a junior because he did not take the PSAT, and he had only taken one AP test as a sophomore. Therefore, he was considered ineligible.
However, we are Hispanic. He has a 4.9 GPA. He took the SAT last year and was 98th percentile, but they wouldn’t accept it. Then he got his AP scores this past July, and he had two more fives. But then it was too late for him to apply.
This is ridiculous. On paper, he seems like the most eligible candidate. Anyone else in the same boat? We called national recognition to appeal, but they just gave us the runaround.