National Merit Scholarship

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  1. JOHNKIM1883

    JOHNKIM1883 Member

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    Good evening.

    I am currently a high school junior in California.

    This past Wednesday, I took the PSAT/NMSQT. I recently saw the freshman profile for West Point and it indicated that 101 of the students in the incoming class of 2019 have received the national merit scholarship recognition.

    In regards to the phrasing of the profile, I was unsure about whether the recognition is limited to semifinalists and finalists or anyone who gets commended as well as the semifinalists and finalists.
     
  2. J1317

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    I would assume that West Point would specify "finalists" if it really were only finalists. My guess is that it includes both semi-finalists and finalists. Recognition other than that usually goes to certain ethnicities, or it is not recognition officially from the collegeboard.
     
  3. cb7893

    cb7893 5-Year Member

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    $100 says it includes commended. That's how Admissions Departments roll.
     
  4. USMAROTCFamily

    USMAROTCFamily 5-Year Member

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    I would bet it includes: National Merit Commended, National Merit Semi-finalist, National Merit Finalist, National Achievement Scholar and National Hispanic Scholars.
     
  5. Billberna

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    Is there a similar statistic for USAFA?
     
  6. JOHNKIM1883

    JOHNKIM1883 Member

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    Thank you for your response. Will update you guys once the score comes out in December. :)
     
  7. Billberna

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    You will not find out if you are recognized until September of your senior year.