Average PSAT scores for the NASS.

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  1. hugaber15

    hugaber15 hugaber15

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    Does anyone know the average PSAT scores for NASS attendees? I would also be curious to know if there is ant geographical breakdown. I realize that some people get in to the summer seminar but do not receive appointments and. I live in Oregon and it would seem the best way to visit to cement my goal of attending. Thank you.
     
  2. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    I can't speak to NASS, but know for our area (Wisconsin) it seems like in general West Point SLS is looking for scores above 60 in each area, with math being the most important, then CR (I really don't think writing would help or hurt you immensely unless it was way off - like 35 or something).

    I haven't seen a geographical breakdown for any of the summer seminars but it seems like the closer you live to the academy whose SS you wish to attend, the more difficult! I'd say that living in Oregon, you have a good chance from a geographical standpoint for any of the academies.

    But if you're just looking for something to strive for on your PSAT tomorrow, I'd be shooting for at least 60's on the math and CR - obviously the higher you can get from there the better!
     
  3. goldfarb1

    goldfarb1 Candidate

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    It's really going to depend on where you live. The summer seminars are huge GEOGRAPHIC recruiting tools. To give you an example, I attended USAFA SS. One kid who lived in the middle of absolutely nowhere had SAT scores around 540ish a section. While the people who were from CO had rediculously high scores. This is by no means a set statistical analysis, since I just asked a couple people who were in my element.
     
  4. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    ^^^^

    Agree. NASS is a recruiting tool. Preference is given to applicants who live in under-represented districts, schools that have never sent anyone to USNA, etc. The goal is to introduce USNA to people who aren't aware of it and to have those people go back to their schools and communities and promote USNA to others. Thus, the most competitive students don't always get a slot. We can all debate the merits of the approach, but it is the approach USNA takes.
     

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