Am i competitive?

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by jlwilkes101, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. jlwilkes101

    jlwilkes101 Member

    Jul 26, 2010
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    I'm a rising junior in high school and am planning on applying to USMA this year, and am curious about a) how competitive I am right now, and b) what else I should do to raise my chances of getting accepted.

    What I have so far:
    -Class president
    -Student Representative to the Board of Education
    -Lettered in Cross Country and Track
    -JV Hockey
    -Simsbury Scholar (means I made High Honor Roll for at least the first three quarters of the school year)
    -212 PSAT (but took it sophomore year, so doesn't count)
    -4.25 GPA (all A's except for a B+ in geometry and algebra 2)
    -Have taken all honors/AP classes (when available), except for spanish freshman year
    -Am a part of my local Youth Group at church
    -Was a member of Boy Scouts until 8th grade (made it to Second Class) but had to stop because I couldn't make the monthly trips due to hockey (I was my teams only goalie) and I was told I would have to go, or I wouldn't advance, and would be kicked out. So I left.

    What I'm planning on doing:
    -Enlisting in the split-option program for the army reserve during my junior/senior year
    -SLS if I can do that along with the split-op
    -Either mock trial or FBLA
    -Hopefully starting a scholarship program for orphans in Uganda to go to school through our church/a partner organization in Uganda.

    What else should I do/work on? And what do they want for community service? I mean, I've worked at and started fundraisers and campaigns to raise money for charities, but I dont have like a sheet that has my hours on it or anything.

    Thank you so much for answering!
  2. freedomtruck

    freedomtruck Member

    Mar 26, 2010
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    You're looking good right now.
    Is your GPA weighted or not?
    Take AP classes. More and more.
    Work hard on your SAT/ACT. You should be studying right now. Expect to take them at least once.

    Go for varsity letters.
    Keep grabbing more leadership opportunities.
    Keep up the fire.
  3. USMACandidate

    USMACandidate Member

    Jul 22, 2010
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    Looks Legit man! I like the class president. But hey, I think you should have stayed in boy scouts and tried to become eagle scout instead being on JV hockey, but hey u got varsity letters in two sports, so thats pretty good. If u are gonna join more clubs, be sure to have leadership roles.

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