Did your Junior receive scores for the Junior PSAT ? Those scores, in particular the index score, determines qualification in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Why is that significant ? Money. Your student can qualify for tremendous scholarships at many universities. “Merit Scholarship awards are supported by some 440 independent sponsors and by NMSC's own funds. Sponsor organizations include corporations and businesses, company foundations, professional associations, and colleges and universities.” If your student did not score well, not to worry. There are other routes, but you need a plan. The plan needs to begin prior to senior year. Hence, most of my students begin college counseling as Freshman in high school.
Do you have a scholarship plan? Please call to schedule your student’s initial consultation.
Nadine Underbrink, M.Ed.
College & Scholarship Consultant