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FAQ

Can students nominate themselves if not invited to apply?

Yes. Students can nominate themselves if they don’t receive an invitation from College Board but believe they meet the eligibility criteria. They can apply here.  

  • Must have a GPA of B+ (equal to at least 3.3 or 87%-89%) or higher at the time they are applying. Weighted and unweighted GPAs are considered. 

  • Must have a permanent address in the United States, a U.S. territory or U.S. military base, or attend a DoDEA school. U.S. citizenship is not required. 

  • Must identify as Black, African American, Latino, Hispanic, Indigenous, first-generation student, or attend high school in a rural area or small town. 

  • Must be in the top 10% among PSAT 10 and PSAT/NMSQT test takers in 10th or 11th grade in their state for their award program OR have received a 3+ score on at least 2 distinct AP Exams by the end of 10th grade.