dereksurfs Posted July 12, 2018 Share Posted July 12, 2018 Hi, This has been a very odd junior year for DS17 with regards to standardized testing. He is generally a very good student who is not great at standardized test taking. They have been a real struggle. This is mainly due to being a perfectionist and running out of time which we've been working on. The results have been so-so PSAT scores. After two attempts, the last and best was 1380. He was really hoping to break 1400. However, he just received his SAT scores which really surprised us all at 1540. Although it was grueling for him, he did well given it not being his strength. With these disparate results (PSAT vs. SAT), I wonder what they really mean when being considered for merit based aid? We really can't afford private schools unless significant merit $$ is offered. I will say that his so-so PSAT score was still high enough to qualify him for the National Hispanic Recognition Program. And his GPA is high with all A's in his AP and dual enrollment courses. Any thoughts on SAT vs. PSAT appreciated. I must also mention we are not set on attending private schools. But scholarships are something we need to consider regardless of where he attends. Thanks, 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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