PSAT vs SAT | Key Similarities and Differences

So what exactly are the differences between the PSAT vs SAT? Are they basically the same test? Why do they even exist? We’re often asked these questions, so let us take a moment to answer them now. Listed below are points about both tests, as well as similarities and differences when considering the PSAT vs SAT. Here are a few PSAT myths that you should also be aware of moving…

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National Merit PSAT Cutoff Scores Class of 2020

Every state has its own PSAT score cutoff for the National Merit Scholarship. Here are the National Merit PSAT cutoff scores for the class of 2020. Learn how to prepare for standardized tests with our year-round SAT prep and ACT prep courses today. National Merit PSAT Cutoff Scores Class of 2020 State Class of 2020 Cutoff Score Alabama 216 Alaska 213 Arizona 219 Arkansas 214 California 222 Colorado 220 Connecticut 221…

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PSAT Test Prep Myths

The PSAT is a helpful test to take on your college admissions journey. However, don’t confuse the format and questions for what you’ll face on the SAT itself. Don’t confuse the PSAT with the regular SAT. Here are the most common PSAT test prep myths. Here’s also a quick primer on the best ways to prepare for the PSAT. The PSAT Is Exactly Like The SAT It isn’t the same as…

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National Merit PSAT Cutoff Scores: Class Of 2018

Last year, we accurately predicted National Merit Scholarship PSAT cutoff scores within a couple of points in every state. This year, we think we’ve got what it takes to do even better! The National Merit Scholarship Program is run by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, boasting a mission “to promote a wider and deeper respect for learning in general and for exceptionally talented individuals in particular.” [sat_one] We will provide…

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National Merit PSAT Cutoff Scores: Class Of 2018

The National Merit Scholarship Program’s mission is “to promote wider and deeper respect for learning in general and for exceptionally talented individuals in particular.” Here are the national merit PSAT cutoff scores for 2018 to best help you succeed in receiving a National Merit Scholarship. If you didn’t perform well on the PSAT, we highly recommend checking out our tutorials and resources, or signing up for our SAT prep course! Commended…

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Class of 2017 National Merit PSAT Cutoff Scores

Class of 2017 National Merit PSAT Cutoff Scores [sat_one] Why Is PSAT Important? PSAT is the doorway to a National Merit Scholarship. PSAT scores just came out! Many parents and students don’t take the PSAT seriously because they think of it as a “Practice” SAT. However, the PSAT is important because it is also the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT). If you score high enough on it, you can…

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How To Prepare For the PSAT

How To Prepare For the PSAT Many students and parents ask us if we offer a PSAT course at 2400 Expert. The answer is no. There is simply no reason to prep separately for the PSAT. The PSAT is essentially a dumbed-down version of the SAT. [sat_one] It is about half the length of the SAT, the math is not as difficult, and there is no essay section. However, the rest…

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Video: Why You Shouldn’t Prep For the PSAT

Watch this short SAT prep video in which Shaan Patel explains why it isn’t necessary to prep for the PSAT. [sat_one] For more test strategy, college admissions, and scholarship application tips sign up for our FREE class happening right now!

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