Did you take the PSAT in January in hopes to qualify for a National Recognition award? In fact, you were pretty sure that you qualified but you never were notified by CollegeBoard?
CollegeBoard reopened its application after not having considered promising January test-takers and failing to notify them of their eligibility for the National Recognition Program.
To qualify for the National Recognition Program students generally need to score in the top 10% for their state when taking the PSAT typically in spring of sophomore year or fall of junior year. However, because of many test dates being cancelled during the pandemic, CollegeBoard offered an additional date in January 2021 to take the PSAT.
What is the National Recognition Program ?
“The National Recognition Programs create pathways to college for high-achieving African American or Black, Hispanic American or Latinx, Indigenous students, or students who attend school in rural areas or small towns.” (fairtest.org) These honors allow underserved students to receive valuable scholarships making a college education possible.
Aside from qualifying for the National Recognition program via the PSAT score, students can also qualify by earning a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP exams by their junior year!
Please read about the CollegeBoard National Recognition Program eligibility requirements here.
If you feel that there is a chance that you qualify for the National Recognition Program, please apply ASAP but at the latest by December 31st.
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