The junior year PSAT is the qualifying test for National Merit Scholarships. Semi-finalists are students who score in the top 1% of their region. When the results are announced their senior year, students will be notified through their school counselor if they have been selected as semifinalists. To become finalists, students must complete an application process in the fall of of their senior year. Approximately half of all finalists receive scholarships of some amount.
Click here for more information from the National Merit Scholarship’s website.