Is National Merit as Big a Deal as My Parents Say It Is?

Photo by Jude Beck on Unsplash

I just got back my PSAT scores and it appears I didn't meet the National Merit cutoff. My parents want to appeal because National Merit is very important to them. I don't think it's that big of a deal, but they say National Merit makes a huge difference in college applications. Is that true? Should I be concerned that I didn't meet the National Merit cutoff, and if I should, is there a way to appeal?

Keep reading Show less
Find Your Best Fit
Find your best fit college and track your favorite colleges.
FORUMS
Connect with your future classmates
GUIDANCE
Offer not stacking up? These articles may help
GUIDANCE
Expert advice and answers to common SAT and ACT questions