National Hispanic Recognition Program

The NHRP recognizes only 5000 Hispanic/Latino juniors from nearly 400,000 juniors who take the PSAT. So what does the NHRP do, Learn more about NHRP(National Hispanic Recognition Program)

Updated by Selva Kumar on 27th May 2020

The NHRP (National Hispanic Recognition Program) helps in identifying the academically talented Hispanic high school students. Every year nearly 250,000 Hispanic/Latino students take the PSAT/NMSQT out of which 7,000 students are recognized and are made eligible to apply for the program.

This program doesn’t offer any scholarship or any other form of financial aid, then what does it do? Keep reading this article to know what is NHRP, it’s eligibility criteria and more.

What is the National Hispanic Recognition Program?

The NHRP is a part of the Collegeboard that identifies Hispanic high school students with excellent academic recognition who have taken PSAT/NMSQT and the students share the information about their academic achievement with subscribing colleges and universities.

Benefits of NHRP

Through this NHRP, the collegeboard will not be able to provide any financial aid such as scholarships or grants to these students but instead, it is considered as an award of honor and also when the list of students selected in the program and is it mailed mostly in the September to the colleges and universities, the colleges/ Universities will be interested in accepting the students of Hispanic Heritage.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to receive the recognition from the NHRP

National Hispanic Recognition Program, then the student must meet the following criteria:

  • The student should take the PSAT/NMQST in their Junior year.

  • The student should be at least one-quarter Hispanic or Latino descent, check your eligibility through the eligibility form.

  • For the Junior and Mid-year students, they should be maintaining at least 3.5 GPA or higher

  • And the student should have attended the school in a location based on the information available from the National Center for Education Statistics.

  • The students are required to have at least the minimum cut score for a particular region in PSAT/NMSQT.

The following table has the Cutoffs of NHRP for regional location.

Regions in the U.S.

Cutoff Scores

Region 1- New England


Region 2- Middle States


Region 3- South


Region 4- Southwest


Region 5- Midwest


Region 6- West


Documents Required

After meeting the eligibility criteria, it is required of you to upload the following documents as part of the application process within the deadline. Keep reading this article to know the program deadline.

  • The students will have to print the eligibility verification Form and get a signature from the school officials and parents and upload it,( If required)

  • If the student meets all the eligibility criteria but didn’t receive an invitation for the NHRP, you can still apply for recognition, but in addition to the basic requirements of other applicants, you will have to upload a copy of your PSAT/NMSQT score report. Not necessarily all, just the first three pages will be sufficient.

Application Process

  • You can start applying for the program once you have met all the eligibility requirements, by checking out Collegeboard's NHRP registration. The corresponding application process will be done via email. So make sure that you give your personal email, and also if you fail to use the valid email account, you may not receive consideration in many cases.

  • After the registration process is over by creating the username and password, you will be able to log in, so you can complete the application by filling the required information, 

        *proper punctuation and Standard Capitalization must be used.

  • Once you have filled all the required information, you can then click the lock and submit button available at the bottom of the page. Remember there’s no turning back once you have submitted your application, no changes can be done further. So try to answer all the questions and check at least twice before you submit.and also it is recommended that you take a hard copy of your application.

Program Deadline 

The deadline by which the student should submit his application along with all the supporting documents for the year 2021 will open in the spring of 2020 (from February to mid-April). Keep in touch with your school officials for regular updates.