CollegeBoard Recognition Program Applications Due 5.15.21 (Juniors/Sophomores)
Important Update - The application deadline for the College Board National Recognition Programs has been extended to Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 5:00 PM PT. This deadline extension has been communicated to all students, via email.
As a refresher, please read this message, in its entirety, as it contains vital information about this prestigious honor, and how your students can apply.
About the Program
The College Board, which administers the PSAT and SAT among its activities, recognizes academic excellence through its National Recognition Programs. Students selected for this prestigious honor can cite it on their college and scholarship applications. In turn, colleges use the listing of this honor as a way of identifying students from underrepresented groups—e.g., ethnic minorities, or those who attend school in rural areas or small towns—who have excelled on their PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or AP Exams and in their classwork.
Starting this year, there are three changes to the National Recognition Programs process that we would like to highlight:
- High school sophomores are now eligible for the National Recognition Programs, in addition to juniors.
- Students who have scored a 3, or higher, on two, or more, AP Exams are now eligible to apply.
- Counselors are no longer required to complete the Eligibility Verification Form confirming student GPAs for invited students. Students will still be required to upload a transcript via their application, and the GPA will be reviewed as part of the selection process.
Please click here to learn more about program eligibility requirements.
How Do Students Apply?
In order to be considered for the College Board National Recognition Programs, invited students must complete a brief application on the College Board National Recognition Programs website.
Please note, students invited to apply will need to submit their invitation code, which is the same as their College Board ID.
Students may also self-nominate, if they have not heard from the College Board National Recognition Programs team, but believe they are eligible to for one, or more, of the National Recognition Programs.
The application form is the same for both invited students and those who self-nominate.
The deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 5:00 PM PT. The application is free of charge.
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