4 Major Parts of Your PSAT/NMSQT Results Your Scores Your Skills Your AnswersUnderstanding Next Steps YourPSAT/NMSQT 3 Test Sections Results Critical Reading Mathematics Writing Skills
Your ScoresScoreYou can see your projected SATscore online in My College QuickStart(www.collegeboard.com/quickstart).Score RangePercentileIf you are a junior, your scores arecompared to those of other juniors.If you are a sophomore or youngerstudent, your scores are compared tothose of sophomores.
National Merit Scholarship Corporation InformationThe Selection Index is the sum of your critical reading,mathematics and writing skills scores.If it has an asterisk, you do not meet all of the eligibilityrequirements for the competition.The Percentile compares your performance to that of othercollege-bound juniors.The Entry Requirements section displays information youprovided on your answer sheet.
Your SkillsSee how you did on each skill. The same skills are tested on the SAT.You can try hundreds of practice questions, organized by skill, onlinein My College QuickStart (www.collegeboard.com/quickstart).
Your AnswersYou will get your test book back withyour PSAT/NMSQT results, so thatyou can review the questions.You can also review each testquestion in My College QuickStart.
Your Answers: Student-Produced ResponsesSome of the math problems required youto grid in answers instead of selecting anoption. For these questions, you will seethe correct answer(s) written out.
Next StepsWhat’s next?Use the access code on your report to log in to My CollegeQuickStart, a personalized college and career planning kit. There youcan:•Search for colleges•Get a personalized SAT study plan•Take a personality test to find majors and careers that fit youwww.collegeboard.com/quickstart
My College QuickStart
My College QuickStartMy Online Score Report• Projected SAT® score ranges• State percentiles• You can filter questions• Questions and answer explanations
My College QuickStartMy SAT Study Plan™• Personalized skills to improve• SAT practice questions• An official SAT practice test
My College QuickStartMy Personality• Personality test• Description of your type• Tips for success• Majors and careers that might be a good fit for you
My College QuickStartMy College Matches• Starter list of colleges• Criteria to customize search• Ability to save searches
My College QuickStartMy Majors & CareerMatches• Major you chose• Related majors• Related careers
My College QuickStart Log in to your personalized account at www.collegeboard.com/quickstart
Now What?Time to make Decisions: Spring PSAT..probable SAT score Practice……… Personality Test / College Major Class Rank / GPA Register for Next year Rigorous courses Real SAT or ACT in May or June
What Score do I “really” need?
TEXAS A&MAdmission RequirementsClass Rank ACT SATTop 10% no minimumTop Quarter 30 (>27) 1300 (>600) Math and ReadingEssays A&B are Required; Essay C strongly encouraged (required on some scholarships)January 15, 2012: Closing Date
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY Admission RequirementsClass Rank ACT SATTop 10% automatic admissionFirst Quarter 25 1140Second Quarter 28 1230Lower Half 29 1270Essays B or C Strongly Encouraged
UT SAN ANTONIO ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSClass Rank ACT SAT1st Quarter [Top 25%] Automatic Admission2nd Quarter 20 9603rd Quarter Individual Review
TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSClass Rank ACT SATTop 10% automatic admissionTop Quarter 20 9202nd Quarter 22 10103rd Quarter 26 1180 *scores must be from a single test day
Why is ALL of this Important?College Planning…… SAT or ACT…May and June [Practice] Application Deadlines in September and October FREE LUNCH = FEE WAIVER