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The SAT or ACT "Confirming Score" for the PSAT/NMSQT and National Merit Scholarship Competition: what it is, how is it calculated, and the state-by-state semifinalist cutoffs for the Class of 2021.
UPDATE: While the NMSC apparently does put an upper limit of 228 on any Selection Index scores earned on the SAT, all this means is that SAT SI scores of 229-240 are officially counted as a 228 Selection Index, which makes no meaningful difference at all.
The highest Selection Index cutoff (222): Massachusetts, New Jersey, Washington DC.
The lowest Selection Index cutoff (209): North Dakota, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming, US Territories
For more, please see this official "Alternate Entry to the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Competition" document and application form.