More from our writer, Elizabeth Frederick, who takes us on her third journey through the college application process in her column Getting In. This time she chronicles the experience with her son, a sophomore at a local all-boys school. Names have been changed to
prevent her kids from killing her protect her children’s privacy. -The Eds.
Our high school sophomore son, John, is officially on the college admissions grid. He has taken his first set of PSATs, and has a score report to compare with all other 10th graders in the country who have taken the PSAT. In addition to being a predictor of SAT performance, a tool for rising juniors who will be thinking more seriously about college admissions, the PSAT is combined with the NMSQT, or National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The NMSC (National Merit Scholarship Corporation) offers scholarship programs for qualifying juniors in the very top percentiles. Read More →