academically qualified

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  1. Wheeler

    Wheeler Member

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    I have been looking over some of the topics on this board, and I was just wondering how do you become academically qualified. Is there a minimum GPA or SAT/ACT score one must obtain?
     
  2. Antoinette

    Antoinette Founding Member

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    Until someone comes along to answer your question, take a look at the statistics of the USNA class of 2011: http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/documents/Classof2011Profile.pdf.

    This will give you an idea of the average SAT/ACT and GPA scores. The minimums are indicated...I did not read the entire document. Perhaps it goes into more detail about the minimum scores needed to qualify academically.

    Are you applying for the class of 2013?

    best of luck to you! :smile:
     
  3. parkhurst89

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    Here is an excerpt from the Class of 2012 Profile, similar to the one referenced.

    USNA Class of 2012 Academic Profile

    SAT (ACT) Program Scores
    Verbal
    700-800 (31-36).........26%
    600-699 (26-30).........43.8%
    <600 (<26)................29.9%
    Math
    700-800 (31-36).........32.7%
    600-699 (26-30).........49.2%
    <600 (<26)................18.1%

    Rank in High School Class
    Top 20%...................76.0%
    Top 40%...................15.0%
    Middle 20%................8.0%
    Lower 40%.................1.0%
    Bottom 20%................< .1%

    The USNA Admission Board does not have a 'minimum' SAT/ACT or GPA requirement. USNA selects candidates based upon a whole-person assessment and look for a combination of strengths in academics, athletics and leadership. That being said, these figures give candidates an indication of the academic caliber the Board can choose from when filling a class. If a candidate wants to be competitive for a USNA appointment, SAT/ACT scores should be well into or above the 600s/high 20s. Additionally, a candidate should be well placed in the Top 40th-percentile of his/her high school graduating class.

    If you do the math in reverse, candidates with SAT/ACT scores under 600/26 have about a 20% chance of being offered appointment. Similarly, a candidate has even less of a chance (~10%) if not in the top half of their high school graduating class.

    Best of luck and BEAT ARMY!
     

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