Am I on track for acceptance to Texas A&M University with NROTC?

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  1. ajwilliams96

    ajwilliams96 Member

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    Am I on track for acceptance to Texas A&M University with NROTC looking at my first two years of high school?

    Freshman Year

    Academics

    - Two Honors Courses (Honors Chemistry and Honors Geometry)
    - Two Electives (Multimedia Design and Concert Band)
    - Maximum Number of Credits
    - Honors Community Service (50+ Community Service Hours)
    - GPA - 2.957

    School Sports

    - None

    Student Government

    - Elected Ninth Grade Class Council Officer

    Extracurricular

    - Volunteer at the Children's Section of the Local Library
    - Judge in the Lower School Science Fair
    - Performed in the School Spring Drama Production
    - Member of Church Youth Group
    - Host at an School Information Session
    - Wrote and Acted for the School Drama Festival
    - Member of the Chess Team
    - Summer Volunteer at a Hospital

    Sophomore Year (so far)

    Academics

    - Two Honors Courses (Honors Biology and Honors Algebra II)
    - One AP Course (AP World History)
    - Two Electives (Introduction to Computer Science and Concert Band)
    - Maximum Number of Credits
    - Honors Community Service (50+ Community Service Hours)
    - GPA - 3.25 (as of the end of last quarter)
    - PSAT - 184 (without prior preparation)

    School Sports

    - Junior Varsity Cross Country
    - Junior Varsity Swimming
    - Junior Varsity Tennis

    Student Government

    - Elected Tenth Grade Class Council Officer
    - Elected Student Council Secretary (Highest Student Council Position Available to a Sophomore)

    Extracurricular

    - Volunteering at the Children's Section of the Local Library
    - Performed in the Fall and Spring Drama Productions
    - Member of the Technical Crews for the Fall and Spring Drama Productions
    - Member of Church Youth Group
    - Founding Member of a Junior State of America chapter (Offered the position of Director of Debate for next year)
    - Model United Nations Delegate
    - Wrote and Acted for the School Drama Festival
    - Staff Writer for the School Newspaper
    - Member of the Community Service Board
    - Member of the Future Business Leaders of America chapter
    - Founding Officer of the 40 Hour Famine Chapter
    - Member of the Chess Club
    - Host at School Open Houses
    - Vice President of the Sports Writing Club
     
  2. Dkr626

    Dkr626 Member

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    You need to get that GPA up man.. It's not too late, but even a 3.2 is low for TAMU standards. The average accepted applicant (50th percentile) has ~3.7. I was in a similar situation as you, but second semester my sophomore year, I turned it up and finished the year with a 3.8 and went on to make a 4.3 my junior year. I am now headed to TAMU on a NROTC Marine Option Scholarship.

    You reallly need to bust it academically over the next year and a half.

    Your ECs are good. Try your best to earn some varsity letters, and more leadership can never hurt if you are applying for the NROTC Scholarship (as long as it doesn't affect you academically. Take your SATs and ACTs early and often as well
     
  3. MorganC

    MorganC Prospective

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    @dkr626,

    Do you know what outfit you are joining?
     
  4. Dkr626

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    I've narrowed it down to E-2, C-2, P-2, and H-1. They all look like good fits for me, but it's hard to get a good feel for them online haha. I'm going to JCAP in February though so I should have a better idea then
     
  5. MorganC

    MorganC Prospective

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    Those are all good outfits.

    Im actually a fish in P2 right now so feel free to PM me with any questions you have about P2 or the other outfits. I know a little bit about each of them and a whole lot about P2.
     
  6. Dkr626

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    Thanks, I sent you a message! (as long as it went through, I'm not sure if it sent haha)
     
  7. hachie07

    hachie07 New Member

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    Im a highschool senior who recently was accpeted to A&M. I also applied for a NROTC scholarship, im still waiting for the decision. I agree with the statement above, you need to get the gpa up. I have a 3.7 and thats average. Take the SAT and ACT, I would try and take it at the end of your sophomore year, thats what I did, and it really helped. Good Luck! Also, I wish I new I wanted to do rotc when I was a sophomore like you, it wouldve helped a lot.
     
  8. ajwilliams96

    ajwilliams96 Member

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    ... Bump...
     
  9. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    And for all sophmores, be sure to take the PSAT in October of your junior year. That's the test used to award National Merit scholarships and many school scholarships as well. Wish we had known that when DS was in high school.
     
  10. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    @ajwilliams - bumping is not generally considered appropriate on this forum, nor on others (ie College Confidential). Nor is posting the exact same thing in multiple venues (yes, I've seen you on a bunch of the "big name" schools over there as well). Do some research on your own - read old threads, go to the specific school websites, and make some of your own decisions. Posting the same thing on multiple forums makes me wonder if you have any interest in what you want to do with your life - there's a huge difference between the Naval Academy and Harvard or Columbia. My gut instinct is that you're just trying to get someone to tell you that you can get into a big name school and don't really care that much about any one school (or even the military) as a whole. Bumping up approximately 20 threads with just the word "bump" is extremely annoying to those of us trying to get information or help others - take some of the initiative rather than just expecting everyone to tell you where you can get in (which they can't really do) and what you should do.
     

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