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  1. DCHillin

    DCHillin Member

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    what is the basic SAT/ACT test scores that will allow a person to open an application for the academy?
     
  2. Scooter11

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    At least 600s across the board I believe.
     
  3. Seavoyager

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    Not sure if there is a minimum to open an application but to be considered, you'll want to have a min of between 600-650 across the board.
     
  4. DCHillin

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    what about ACT scorewise?
     
  5. GoBlue1984

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    If you peruse these forums you'll see that there are a lot of candidates with ACT scores above 30 (on all sections) and SAT scores at or above 700 (Math/Reading). But there are a lot of factors besides your SAT and ACT scores in play. If you look recent class profiles, you'll see a good portion of the classes had ACT/SAT scores lower than those above.

    Since appointment to a SA is a balance between academics, athletics, and leadership there are always appointees with lower scores. There are also appointees from under-represented ethnic backgrounds and whom are recruited athletes. That said, if your strongest asset is academics, you will need to shoot for the highest scores you can get so take the tests as many times as possible and prepare ahead of time.
     
  6. DCHillin

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    Thanks I will keep that in mind.
     
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    For what it's worth, our DS received an appointment with a pair of 26's. He was not a recruited athlete, but was involved in a lot of sports & band & also had a lot of proven leadership.
     
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    grevar CGA Admissions Partner

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    You have no idea how much that's worth. Thank you for sharing!
     
  9. neugs

    neugs USNA 2015 Appointee

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    I was accepted with a 580 CR, 650 writing, 710 math..but it is not just SAT scores. It is really everything else as well, trust me. Make sure you are well rounded with athletics, extra-curriculars, and leadership opportunities.
     
  10. MemberLG

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    Do you know if your DS was a principle for your MOC? Any idea how competitive your DS' Congressional district was?

    I asked these questions because getting an appointment is not a simple formula of scoring X of SATs, so many leadership experience, and so many sports. As far as I know once a candidate maxes out leadership/sports point, there is no extra credit.
     
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    Wow, were you from a competitive state/area? if so which? did you have a 4.0 GPA?
     
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    Quite frankly, you would be surprised the range of SAT and ACT scores that show up on my list of candidates and prospects. As noted above the reason is that there often are other factors that impact the decision to deem a particular prospect as an official candidate and trigger the mailing of a packet.
    Most certainly the best way to get a candidate's packet is to have respectable SAT or ACT scores - meaning math in the mid 600's SAT or 26 ACT. Your verbal scores can drag a bit, but should at least be in the upper 500's or above 23. NOW--- while those scores may earn you a packet, don't assume that they are truly competitive enough for most candidates to earn an offer of appointment. Riding with those scores increases the liklihood that guarantee the arrival of a TWE in the spring.
     
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    None of our MOC choose a principle. They all submit the max number of candidates and let the USNA sort them out.

    I don't have specifics on how competitive our district is however 3 students out of our district are now Plebes at USNA. Coincidentally, all 3 also had the same BGO.
     
  14. time2

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    The title of this topic is perhaps misleading. The original question related to the scores necessary to OPEN/START an application as an official candidate.

    Other are assuming the question is about what scores you need to get to an appointment, which is an entirely different question.
     
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    Hardly a coincidence. A BGO has "regional" responsibilities so this is exactly what I would expect for appointees who come from the same district.
     
  16. cpanddj1

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    Maybe I should have elaborated a little more..............

    In the past 20 years my DS's BGO has successfully guided 3 candidates to gain appointments. This year, he had 3 (which included our DS).

    Also, there 2 other BGOs who work this same general area. One would have actually been closer (distance wise) for our DS.

    My point was, that although I have no specifics on how competitive our district is, this year it seemed to be pretty competitive.

    Hope this helps!
     

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