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  1. behrsmom

    behrsmom Member

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    I just took the ACT this september and my new high scores are
    English- 31
    Math-32
    Reading-27
    Science-30

    How am I looking?
    I am very active outside of school also so what are my chances based on my scores?
     
  2. devildog55

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    be sure to check out the other academies as backup. Best of Everything, the process is long and daunting but you will make it through.
     
  4. behrsmom

    behrsmom Member

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    I have already applied to the Air Force Academy. The Naval Academy is my "backup" but I would be very happy with the Naval Academy
     
  5. pbell

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    Next ACT Question....... Any BGO's Out There?

    I'm trying to get a grasp on the cumulative scoring system the USNA uses.
    (by the way, I'm not trying to limit the responses I get to only BGO's:smile:) my question is this, with my overall profile:
    GPA (unwgted) 3.87
    (wgted) 4.11
    Class standing- top 3%
    SAT- M: 670
    CR: 530 :mad:
    ACT- M: 26
    E: 27
    Comp: 25
    EC's: Varsity Capt boys water polo, VP NHS, 9th grade Mentor Leader, FCA
    CS: 200+ hrs.
    Yes, I will be taking SAT's and ACT's again. I have applied to NROTC and await their response.
    So, how do I look? What am I missing?
    Any input is much appreciated. (Yes, I did look at the USNA profile, devildog, thanks! Trying to put it into historical perspective, hence bgo request)
    Thanks!!!
     
  6. Telur

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    What my BGO had said is keep updating and sending in improved scores and keep making yourself more competitive. ECA's and leadership are pretty much set. But study up on the act/sat and retake if you want. Retake the CFA if you can improve. But the board can only talk about what is in your file. If you're satisfied with your results then more power to you. But if you can keep improving on it, I would.

    I know in all of the leadership positions I've been in, that passiveness tarnishes the effective leader. So I'm kind of applying that to my file, keep at it and keep developing yourself to be the best candidate you can be.
     
  7. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Please check out my USNA FAQ thread, posted above as a sticky. It will give you some of the answers sought on this thread in terms of competitiveness, etc.
     
  8. marvin7794

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    Just take the test, submit your scores and wait and see. There really is no need to get into the weeds.
    USAFA over USNA? Must want to be an accountant or a meteorologist.
     
  9. behrsmom

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    no sir. pilot
     
  10. marvin7794

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    Navy Pilot rocks, so I hear.
     
  11. aznarkarus

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    I personally know a number of shipmates who have gotten in with sub 1000 math/cr SAT scores (one even had a LOA), so the statistic, as my company officer would put it, is complete and utter... Simply do your thing, don't worry about anyone else, and everything will be just fine.

    Take care!


    -Ark
     
  12. Memphis9489

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    Having graduated from USNA and served as a naval aviator, I always wondered: What happens to USAFA graduates who, for one reason or another, cannot be a pilot? It always seemed to me, in the Air Force, if you're not a pilot ... uh ... just what are you? Do you live in a missile silo waiting to push a button, or something? :smile:

    What is unique about the Naval Academy and a naval career, in general - you have a wide assortment of viable, interesting, and career-enhancing options. Marine Corps, Nuclear Power, Surface Warfare, Aviation, etc ...

    My twin sons are currently pursuing the Medical Corps, which is going to be a big academic challenge. But, if for some reason they come up short, they have many other areas to pursue.

    One of my sons jokingly says, "I'm either going to be a doctor or a SEAL." That's hilarious because there is no way in the world he is going to be a SEAL. That's not his style and he knows it. We all get a good chuckle out of that.
     
  13. pbell

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    Thanks for the input everyone. I'll keep my nose to the grindstone and let the cards fall where they may...:smile:
     
  14. pbell

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    Just Received my LOA!

    Just wanted to say the mailman brought a surprise on Friday. An LOA! Had a great weekend. Now await the nom letter. I hope everyone gets theirs soon as well. Thanks!:thumb:
     
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    PBELL,
    CONGRATULATIONS! Are you going to go to CVW?
     
  16. harmi

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    LOA

    HOORAYYY FOR YOU PBELL!! What a relief...hoping my son will get his very soon...would make our lives a little easier here...LOL!!! CONGRATS!! :biggrin:
     
  17. pbell

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    CVW?

    Mum-
    I haven't got the invite to a CVW. Will I go if invited? Absolutely! :smile:
     
  18. GoNavyMom

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    CVW

    pbell,

    Congrats on your LOA!!

    If you have attended a summer seminar, then a CVW may not matter. If not, then you may want to be proactive and call the admissions office to see if you can attend a CVM

    I think it is important for anyone who wants to attend the USNA to speak to someone who is there and spend time in the situation, if possible.

    Good Luck to you.

    GoNavyMom
     
  19. pbell

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    CVW?

    GoNavyMom-
    Yes,
    I was fortunate to have attended Session 3 of NASS. What an experience. That was followed by a second week at the Academy with a water polo camp. So I'm absolutely certain of my committment to attend USNA. The problem is, if anything, I'll take any opportunity to visit again. My folks say it is a different place in the winter. Coming from So. Cal, that may indeed be an issue, certainly not insurmountable however.
    Just got a call from NROTC and got my first pick, Villanova, as well. It's been a great week so far! :thumb:
     
  20. GoNavyMom

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    Hi pbell,

    Congrats on Villanova. Another great school. You will certainly have choices.

    From January through early April, anywhere on the East Coast, the weather can be cold and unpredictable. Coming from Southern Cal, your folks are right about the adjustment but then maybe you are tired of sunshine 365 days a year and want some variety in your weather.

    All the best to you.

    GoNavyMom
     

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