Any Comments on my chances?

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  1. jil9

    jil9 New Member

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    I am a new member, and am really interested in attending the USNA.

    I am a sophomore at a Nationally Recognized preparatory school in Florida. Every year about 10-15 seniors out of the 200 student class go on to fabulous Universities, such as the Ivy Leagues, Duke, Stanford, Vanderbilt, etc. I don't know if this will make a difference, but my school has deep connections with the Navy/Marine Corps. A good amount of the adminisrators are retired officers, including the president of the school. I would like to know if my grades and extra curriculars are good enough from anyone who has been admitted to the academy.

    In the top 15% in my class
    Have taken all honors courses (except for a required non-honors course)
    Had all A's (except for a B in one semester)
    Will be taking 3-4 AP courses next year, 7-8 total by Graduation
    Will have taken 6 years of Mandarin Chinese by Graduation
    Will have been on the Varsity Golf Team for 4 years by Graduation
    Will have been the Captain of the Golf Team for 2 years by Graduation
    Will have founded a school club
    Will have been the President or Vice President of 4 school clubs by graduation
    Will have been inducted into the National Honor Society
    Will have 250+ Community Service Hours
    Have been an active member of my church
    Have been a missionary to Central America
    Have won 2nd Place in a Medical and Health Science Science Fair
    Have worked a part-time job at a medical office
    Have completed several leadership programs, both from my school and outside
    Have been a Co-editor and essayist/columnist of the school Literary Magizine

    I have also been studying for the SAT/ACT for months now, but have not taken it yet, similarly I have not done a practice fitness assessment, but I am in solid physical shape. Thanks in advance for any responses!
     
  2. NDIUSuperfan

    NDIUSuperfan Member

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    I know this isn't what you want to hear, but no one can tell you for sure. Keep on taking AP classes, and take the SATs/ACTs multiple times. Try to attend girls state, and apply for the summer seminar in the summer of your junior year.
     
  3. stella

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    No Guarentees

    The above seems very accurate. It is hard to hear but most folks who apply seem to have GREAT credentials. We have done 'chance me' questions too and gotten good advice on what to continue or drop, but no 'you will get in'...as it can't be a sure thing for anyone. Based on what our junior daughter has been told, whose stats are similar to yours, you are doing what you need to do. YOu might want to add another sport...perhaps (ideally) cross country or track with the longest event running...something where you show endurance. Team sports (we were told) like basketball and soccer are good because you get the constant running and also the team work. But the BGO officer at our oldest child's boarding school is BIG on encouraging kids wanting to go to the academy to do cross country.

    Finally, do either you or your parents have Naviance...the college planning tool? If so you can go in and see the number of students in your school who have applied to any school in the last five years, their stats and the results (accepted or not...attended or not). This guarnetees nothing, but we found it an interesting tool. For instance, my daughter found that 2-3 students from her school every year applied most heavily to 2 of th 5 academies. The results have been that almost all got into one of the academies, but not the other. This could be any number of reasons. HEr friend at a nother school changed his course and added USCGA after he saw the 'success' rate with applicants from his school, investigated the USCGA and found that he loved what he was seeing and talked to a recent graduate there over break.

    Good luck to you!
    S
     
  4. jil9

    jil9 New Member

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    Thanks for the replies! And, just to clear it up, I am a male and JIL are my initials (Jill isn't my name haha)
     
  5. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    OK then. Go to Boys State! :wink:
    I will say though, that when my son first heard of Boy's State and Girls State, he desperately wanted to go to Girl's State. :biggrin:
     
  6. Whistle Pig

    Whistle Pig Banned

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    Yea, kinnem, but at Boys State he'd LEARN and LEAD ... at Girls State, he'd LIVE and FOLLOW! :confused::eek::yllol:
     
  7. 2017KNR

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    The only other thing that to say about your application is that there are a lot of "will haves." Any one can say that they are going to do something, but only a few people actually do it. Make sure you keep yourself in that minority category.
     
  8. Melitzank

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    Well....I think all there is left to say is that you should do well on SAT/ACT....but I'm thinking you will.

    Read the stickies posted in this forum, they are pretty helpful.
     
  9. jil9

    jil9 New Member

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    Thanks for the responses everyone. The "will haves" only means that they will be done by graduation, whether my school requires it, or if I have already started it/been involved with it (except for NHS which i have all of the qualifications for). I will definitely look into Boy's States too.
     

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