Academy Night Advice

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  1. EMMAB

    EMMAB Member

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    So Academy Night at my district is April 9th, which is quickly approaching, and I haven't been a fantastic student thus far in my High School career.I received "A's and B's" my Freshman year and pretty much the same in my present Sophomore year except for a" D "in Honors Chemistry( I take three "core" Honors classes) which I'm no longer heavily grieving since I still have the chance to raise it up,but nonetheless I really want to make a good impression during the Academy Night.I know I`m just a Sophomore and I have a long way to go,as some would argue,but I figure its never to early to make a good impression or try to get ahead of others who wish to attend West Point or any academy whatsoever.Thanks.
     
  2. goforspaatz

    goforspaatz USAFA c/o 2020

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    When I visited such nights, it was more to get my name out there. If you're a freshman/sophomore, they will likely give advice, but are not going to be super interested in you, as they have others ahead of you that are the priority. Just make sure to meet everyone (don't discount other Academies), get their contact info/cards, and get on emailing lists. They probably will not be super-concerned about your grades - keep the focus on your strengths. You don't want to portray yourself in a negative light. Definitely go, if only to find out more and get the name-recognition down the road.
     
  3. MemberLG

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    Your qualification will trump any impression you make during an Academy night.

    Any USMA rep, other than your local FFR, will deal with hundreds, if not thousands of candidates. So a chance of the USMA rep remembering someone from an Academy night is very small and a good impression helping with the admission process down the road is smaller. You have to keep in mind regardless how much the Regional Commander or FFR likes you, if you don't have the qualification your application is not going anywhere.
     
  4. EMMAB

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    Ok, so you are saying the application,the grades, and so on will eventually be more important than appeal.That makes since,thank you.
     
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    They won't ask you to list your transcript at an academy night... More or less why you want to go to USMA, how you are preparing, etc. Dress professionally, shake hands, make eye contact, take notes, ask questions, and HAVE FUN!
     
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  6. EMMAB

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    Thanks everyone,I really appreciate it.
     

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