Am I on track for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy?

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  1. ajwilliams96

    ajwilliams96 Member

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    Am I on track for acceptance to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy looking at my first two years of high school? Here is a list of things I have done in my freshman and sophomore years of high school:

    Freshman Year

    Academics

    - Two Honors Courses (Chemistry Honors and Geometry Honors)
    - Two Electives (Multimedia Design and Concert Band)
    - Maximum Number of Credits
    - Community Service Honors (50+ Community Service Hours)
    - GPA - 2.957
    - Chemistry Honors (usually taken by strong juniors at my school): C+
    - Geometry Honors: C-
    - World Civilizations: A-
    - English I: B
    - Spanish I: B-
    - Multimedia Design: A
    - Concert Band: A+ (counted as half of a course)

    Extracurricular

    - Elected Ninth Grade Class Council Officer
    - Volunteer at the Children's Section of a local library
    - Judge in the Elementary School Science Fair
    - Performed in the School Spring Drama Production
    - Member of a Church Youth Group
    - Host at a School Open House
    - Wrote and Acted for two different short plays in the Instant Drama Festival (less than 24 hours to write lines and less than 12 hours to learn lines)
    - Member of the Chess Team
    - Summer Volunteer at a hospital

    Sophomore Year (so far)

    Academics

    - Two Honors Courses (Biology Honors and Algebra II Honors)
    - One AP Course (World History AP)
    - Two Electives (Computer Science and Concert Band)
    - Maximum Number of Credits
    - Community Service Honors (50+ Community Service Hours)
    - GPA - ?
    - Biology Honors: B+/B
    - Algebra II Honors: B/B-
    - World History AP: B/B-
    - English II: B+
    - Spanish II: B-
    - Computer Science: A/B+
    - Concert Band: A+ (counted as half of a course)
    - PSAT - 184 (without prior preparation)
    - PLAN - 22 (without prior preparation)

    Extracurricular

    - Elected Executive Council Secretary (Highest Student Council Position Available to a Sophomore; Planning to run for Executive Council Vice President next year)
    - Elected Tenth Grade Class Council Officer (served until elected Executive Council Secretary)
    - Member of the Cross Country team
    - Member of the Swim team
    - Member of the Tennis team
    - Weekly Volunteer at the Children's Section of a local library
    - Performed in the Fall and Spring Drama Productions
    - Member of the Set Construction/Technical Crews for the Fall and Spring Drama Productions
    - Member of a Church Youth Group
    - Founding Member of a Junior State of America chapter (Appointed to the position of Chapter Secretary & Director of Debate for next year)
    - Appointed to lead the chapter at the JSA Spring State Conference
    - Model United Nations delegate
    - Wrote and Acted for two different short plays in the Instant Drama Festival (less than 24 hours to write lines and less than 12 hours to learn lines)
    - Staff Writer for the School Newspaper
    - Staff Writer for the School Literary Magazine
    - Member of the Community Service Board
    - Member of the Future Business Leaders of America chapter
    - Founding Officer of the 30 Hour Famine Chapter
    - Member of the Chess Club
    - Host at School Open Houses and School Orientation
    - Vice President of the Sports Writing Club

    Summer Plans

    - Teen Leadership Summer Volunteer at a hospital
    - Mission Trip in Nicaragua for one week during the summer
    - (Hopefully) Attending the Junior State of America Northeast Institute on Leadership and National Security at Princeton University in the summer
    - (Hopefully) Attending the National Student Leadership Conference in Law & Advocacy or Intelligence & National Security
    - Attending the U.S. Naval Academy Swim Camp

    My overall goal is to enter the U.S. Coast Guard as an Officer after graduation, serve for a few years, then transition to the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and attend a top law school.

    Thank you for your time.
     
  2. Physicsguru

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    With all due respect, you posted the exact same question on the USMA, USNA, USAFA, and Texas A&M boards (that's when I stopped counting). You look like you're chasing for a school instead of looking for a calling.

    I suggest you take the hardest courses offered, do the best you can in each of them. Then beginning your junior year narrow down your choices to the colleges you think fit you best. Shotgunning resume's hoping for a hit is inefficient and ineffective. Be a rifle instead, choosing the target and aiming directly for it.

    My 2 cents worth.
     
  3. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Go over to College Confidential where he's posted it in Brown, Harvard, MIT, Penn, Columbia, UNC and a bunch others. :thumbdown:

    OP - when you decide what you want to do and start working towards that, people will be a whole lot more motivated to help you.

    Edited to add - OMG, just realized he created a second account over there (chuckjuday96) evidently because people were calling him out on this one. And is asking the EXACT SAME QUESTIONS (same stats, everything)....AGAIN!!!

    GIVE IT A REST! Go study, do some volunteer work, have fun as a sophomore - something!

    (and no, I'm not stalking him, I'm on the MIT site for my my yougest son as decisions come out next Wednesday and noticed the similarity in the title/post and did a quick search).
     
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