Am I done for???

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  1. nton26

    nton26 New Member

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    Today my school released its class profile and my gpa does not place me among the top 25% of my class. West Point's acceptance profile shows 70% placing within the top 5th. Are my chances basically none now? My school also doesn't rank.
     
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    My DS is in the same predicament as you. If you don't apply you'll never know! You may just have something special they are looking for. Good luck!
     
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    This all depends a lot on what The SA thinks of your high school. DS had a similar situation, but his school placed huge numbers into Ivies and equivalent small liberal arts colleges. School had an AVERAGE SAT score >1950. He got an LOA and just finished plebe summer. So, your chances are never reduced to zero. Keep plugging and put your best foot forward.
     
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    Focus on what you can control, not what you can't.

    Apply!
     
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    Whole Candidate Score (WCS) is what matters. Class rank is only one of the inputs in the academic portion - high ACT/SAT scores can offset low rank. Also, rank is relative to the strength of your high school class. A low rank at a highly competitive school will not hurt you as long as your test scores confirm your ability.

    The rigor of your coursework also plays a role. Many highly competitive schools give little or no grade boost for AP and honors courses. It is not unusual for stronger students to rank below students taking easier courses. Consider submitting good AP and SAT Subject Test scores in addition to ACT/SAT scores. Although the system is set up to be as objective as possible, USMA is not going to pass on an excellent candidate just because he is the dumbest genius in the class.
     
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