Am I competitive?

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  1. AA1

    AA1 New Member

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    Am I currently competitive? How can I improve my application?

    SAT scores:
    Critical Reading 720
    Math 630
    Writing 640

    GPA 3.7, however, I am in the British A-level system, which is considerably harder than the average American system. I am currently predicted all As for my senior year

    Founding member of the Debate Society
    Vice president of the Debate Society
    Debate Team member that placed 3rd nationally (in the United Arab Emirates where I currently live)

    Head Girl (similar to student body president)
    Class President (6th Form Leadership Team)
    Chair of Student Council
    Prom Organizing Committee

    Sports Representative for my high school
    Touch Rugby at international level (UAE v. Singapore)
    Varsity Netball
    Varsity Hockey
    3+ years of equestrian
    Varsity Soccer, Captain for 2 years, Player of the Year
    Winner of the Junior Sports Leadership Award

    Peer Mentor for math and reading
    Volunteer at Future Center School for Special Needs, HSBC Championships, and the Abu Dhabi Film Festival
    Winner of Secondary Excellence Award
    Excellence Award in French

    Organized, fundraised, and undertook a 16 day expedition to Uganda to build a school and hike in the Rwenzori Mountains
    Completed a mission trip to Honduras
    Travelled to over 20 countries
    Winner of the Duke of Edinburgh Award (Bronze and Silver) This is basically a British equivalent to the Scouts.
    Attended Phillips Exeter Summer Academy 2013 and received all Honors grades.
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    It looks pretty good to me but I would try to bring up that Math SAT score if I could. Not saying it would stop you but improving it would be helpful. What in the world are you doing for a nomination?
     
  3. AA1

    AA1 New Member

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    I only decided to apply around the end of October, so I missed the deadlines for congressional nominations. I have a presidential nomination because my father spent 25 years in the army. Will there be such a large pool of applicants with a presidential nomination that I won't be competitive?
     
  4. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    That's a possibility, but of course I have no insight into the pool. I think the President has 100 appointments out of thousands of eligible applicants. I was anticipating that you probably had a Presidential. You certainly have an impressive resume (to me at least), especially the international aspects of it. But that Math score jumped out at me. If the SAT is scheduled again prior to Jan 31, give it a shot. They superscore.
     
  5. adamsjv

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    I went to Harrow school in England so I have a bit of an insight into your situation.

    My SAT score was a 2060 with my lowest being in reading at 640.

    The good news is that your application is competitive. Mine was much the same in terms of DofE and extra curriculars. I also did CCF and attended training camps in Scotland with the Royal Marines and stuff.

    I am currently at a USMA prep school having received a scholarship from the West Point Association of Graduates. I was told that because I went to school in England, they were not sure how well I would do at my first year. So if all goes to plan I will be there next year!!

    Please message me if you have any more questions, I hope this helped.
     

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