grades req'd for NMF?

I've heard various things about the grade minimum for NMF...just wondered if anyone had any info or suggestions about where to find out about something like that?</p>

<p>My son had several perfect PSAT scores (took it one year early in 10th grade) so we're hoping he does pretty well this time around (in 11th grade).</p>

<p>But, he chose not to do homework in a variety of classes (for whatever reason) last year, which brought down his gpa. And he has cut back his honors courses from 5 in 9th grade to 3 in 10th to 2 in 11th.</p>

<p>Not sure if there is a goal I could tell him re: cummulative GPA & when the administrators for the NMF would be making such a GPA assessment?</p>

<p>Thanks so much for ANY info!!!!!</p>

<p>I'm guessing he should probably have at least a 3.6/3.8 UW but I really don't know, but if he did score in top 1 percentile of PSAT takers then I'm sure the administrators would expect an almost equally high GPA. hope I helped a bit</p>

<p>High school grades play a big part in the selection process but a rigorous schedule also figures in greatly.</p>

<p>A kid in our grade was a national merit finalist and had a 3.55 WEIGHTED. He also took hard courses so I'm assuming his UW was closer to 3.2. As long as your son's GPA is above a 3.0 UW he's in good shape.</p>

<p>once you become a semi-finalist, you have to submit a high school transcript with every grade for every quarter starting with your freshman year, not just the final course grades.. I don't know if they actually look at your gpa, and I've never heard just exactly what is the deciding factor with these grades--there seems to be a lot of secrecy about the whole process--every year there are a few students who worry about a "C" from their early high school years--but that never seems to knock them out of the running.</p>