ACT and USMAPS

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  1. globalview2

    globalview2 Member

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    What is the average ACT score of those currently attending? I have a score of 25 composite but my subscores are as follows
    English-24
    Math-25
    Reading-31
    Science-22
    I have good grades(above a 4.0 cumlative GPA) and many other things for my resume. I plan on taking these again. My question is is if the scores are good enough not to go to USMAPS? If I am to get accepted I do not want to attend USMAPS.
     
  2. sturner11

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    From what I've seen, those are far below the averages for an appointment to the USMA, but Admissions considers far more than your ACT scores. No one here is going to be able to tell you if you can get in or not.
     
  3. BeatNavy

    BeatNavy USMA Cadet

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    You will be offered a spot at USMAPS if and only if if the admissions committe wants you to attend USMA BUT you are not academically qualified. Usually prepsters are exceptionally strong in other parts of their application or are desired for another reason (i.e. recruited athletes).

    Here is the profile for the Class of 2013: http://www.usma.edu/Class/2013/profile.asp
     
  4. Szpieg

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    Just a question pertaining to the USMAPS, how long do you have to be there for?
     
  5. js3486

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    It is roughly ten months long.
     
  6. Maximus

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    It's just shy of the same time as a USMA Plebe year, USMAPS "R" day is 2 weeks after USMA "R" day, and both schools end roughly on the same day. The reason: USMA Beast is 2 weeks longer than USMAPS Beast. They mirror each others academic calendar.
     
  7. Szpieg

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    so once you finish USMAPS you start as a spophmore in USMA or you start from the beginning as plebe?
     
  8. BeatNavy

    BeatNavy USMA Cadet

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    Those who have completed USMAPS start as plebes.
     
  9. Maximus

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    Here is the USMAPS link: http://www.usma.edu/USMAPS/

    That should answer all your questions.
     
  10. Szpieg

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    oh alright...thanks guys :)
     
  11. beat navy

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    I heard from someone that USMAPS is supposed to be moving from NJ to West Point around 2011. Anyone know if this is still the case? I've seen articles about it, but they are outdated.
     
  12. Szpieg

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    that would be pretty awesome, i graduate in 2011
     
  13. globalview2

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    I am in no way saying that I will get an apointment but i am pretty hope ful. Have 4.1 cumlative GPA, student council, community service, West Point Leadership Award Finalist, accepted to SLS, many captains, all honors classes and AP classes that are offered I take(4), accepted to SLS, recruited athltete for track and field. This is why I ask. Are these scores in the ACT good enough to get into USMA. I plan on taking the ACT again this sat and in June and every time that I can from now on(i did poorly on the SAT)
     
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    Having attended SLS has no bearing on being accepted, a much misunderstood notion.
     
  15. Maximus

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    As part of the BRAC closure of New Jersey’s Fort Monmouth, the the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School (USMAPS) will be relocated to West Point, New York on the grounds of the academy.

    Army’s ‘Prep’ joining West Point (AP)

    West Point, the prestigious military academy on the banks of the Hudson River, will soon have something else to offer future Army officers: Prep school. The base-closing commission voted yesterday to accept the Pentagon’s recommendation to transfer the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School to the grounds of the U.S. Military Academy. The fate of the school, often called West Point Prep, was wrapped up in a vote to close Fort Monmouth, where the school is currently located.

    The decision means West Point Prep’s 202 students, 24 military personnel and 38 civilian jobs will be moving across state lines to New York — a decision cheered by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.). The move will “cement West Point’s position as one of the premier locations for preparing and training our nation’s future military leaders,” she said in a statement.

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    The USMAPS Class of 2011 will be the last Class at Ft. Monmouth, NJ.
    BTW, they are losing a really great golf course....
     
  16. Just_A_Mom

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    Only West Point admissions can tell you if your scores are "good enough". Your reading score is good. Your math and English are *weaker*. They need to improve. Right now you have time and room for improvement. You have until Jan of 2011 to submit scores and you should keep working on improving those scores until then or until you receive an appointment. Honestly, West Point doesn't want candidates to settle for *good enough*. They want you to strive for excellence and work at your weak areas.
    You have a great package - now chase those test scores.

    Take the SAT again. Even if you didn't do well on the test before. A LOT of kids really improve from esp if they took it early in the Junior year.
    Take the ACT again as well. You are probably pretty busy in track this spring, but see if there is a date where you can test one more weekend. Then in early fall take the ACT and SAT again one more time to see how you did. Then you will have time for another re-take if needed.
    You have a good package - now chase those test scores.

    PS - it's not uncommon for a candidate to take the SAT's/ACT's 4, 5 or even 6 times. They will take your best scores from all your tests but won't mix or match your ACT and SAT.
    In other words, when you take the ACT again if you raise your math and English and lower your Reading score they will disregard your lower Reading and your 31 in Reading will stand.
     

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