College Prep Results

How to Use 2015 PSAT Results for College Planning & Test Prep

Scores from the October 2015 PSAT and PSAT 8/9 are now available. Results have been online at since January 7 and today, January 29, high schools should receive individual printed score reports from College Board.

To help you make the most of the information, I’ve prepared two videos.

First, the full picture. In just over 19 minutes you can learn:

  • Where to access paper and online scores
  • What numbers are important and what doesn’t matter
  • How to tell if your scores are good
  • What you can expect for National Merit cutoffs
  • How to use PSAT results for college planning and future test prep

If you just want the basics, I also have a 2-minute overview. You will miss out on the nuts & bolts and some specific suggestions, but you will have a better idea of what all those numbers mean to you and your college admission plans.

Here’s the full version:

And the 2-minute summary:

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