Are each of the subscores equal?

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  1. gocubsgo

    gocubsgo Member

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    I read that USNA only looks at two ACT subscores:English and Math. I also read the math is weighted almost twice as much as English.

    For USMA are all subscores weighted equally?
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    No they are not. The math is rated more heavily from everything I've read.
     
  3. dunninla

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    I read the same thing, on this Board I am pretty sure. Consider the reason for this -- every mid must take and pass two semesters of Calculus, and Calculus-based Physics. BTW, the same is true of Navy ROTC... same requirement. People who suck at math just aren't good fits for the Academy/NROTC (excepting of course athletic recruits and diversity candidates).
     
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    And also excepting NROTC Marine Option midshipmen who do NOT have this requirement. But in the academies there is NO option - you must have Calculus and Physics.
     
  5. goldenlion

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    As a former recruited athlete and a parent of a recruited athlete, I take offense to this statement. Athletic recruits and diversity candidates still must take the same core classes as everyone else. Spend a few moments reading the bio's of some of the athletes or better yet check out these links:

    http://www.patriotleague.org/school-bio/patr-school-bio-scholar-athl.html

    Or this link: http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/patr/genrel/auto_pdf/2011-12/misc_non_event/2011winterspringacademichonorr.pdf

    On this list are cadets who are maintaining a 4.00 GPA, majoring in engineering, while excelling at their sport. Some of these cadets will be competing in the Olympic trials this summer, immediately after being commissioned. These recruited athletes could have received full-ride scholarships at numerous colleges. Instead, they chose to attend a service academy and serve their country. They have earned my respect.
     
  6. dunninla

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    ^ you are right, I should have qualified that statement! My apology.
     
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    Can anyone give a breakdown on the weight of each ACT subscore. Is The math weighted double?
     
  8. SonNo2of4

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    Been through the academies on athletic recruiting. SAT's, GPA (weighed based on school), curriculum, ACT eliminates most. Athletes admitted have to have demonstrated their ability to balance academics and education successfully, while this is not necessarily the case for non High School athletes. Perhaps why I have heard athletes fair better at WP than non athletes.
     

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