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Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by dkdino, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. dkdino

    dkdino Member

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    Hello, I am a re-applicant currently finished with the first semester of community college with:
    Physics Calculus+lab: B (4 cr)
    Calculus II: A (4 cr)
    Ethics Literature: A (3 cr)
    Chem 101+lab: A (4 cr)
    *1460/1600 SAT w/680 writing (which does not show up on portal)
    I think when calculating my GPA with the credits is 3.73 and not a 3.75. I plan to take Calculus III, Chem 102, Physics Calculus II, and American History to 19th century.

    In high school I was very active in school, sports both in school and out of school, had various leadership roles (which I excelled in), and participated in services in my community and abroad. These activities definitely helped me to write IMO a good essay(s) for USMA. In college, I played in multiple adults soccer leagues (co-manager), I was a student senate, tutored college students, did an adults tennis league, taught Taekwondo, and was in a honors chemistry seminar. I also go to the college gym every other day. I completed all my nomination interviews (did not receive one from Senator Mikulski's office) and have yet to hear from Senator Cardin and my Congressional Representative.

    Any suggestions to what I can do to possibly improve myself would be greatly appreciative if there is still time (course selection, SAT, CFA?) I would consider myself to be very proactive since I have been updating my file frequently. I have sought to include an additional LOR in my application. I also received a medical waiver a while back, and a LOE which I am very honored to have received. My application is complete with the exception of the semester grades and the supplemental item (for college students). During the break I intend to start EMT training at a local firehouse and work at a restaurant.

    I plan to visit West Point in early Spring if there is a spot. Thank you.
     
  2. tug_boat

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    Well first, I want to commend you for sticking to your goals and doing well at your local school. My opinion, I think you're looking good, you've demonstrated a work ethic by getting through your chem and math classes!! How are you doing with finding a nomination?

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
  3. dkdino

    dkdino Member

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    Thank you. I always appreciate comments. I remember last year that my Congressman's office awarded me nominations to USMA and USAFA. I was DQ last year so there was not real point in continuing that year. I've applied for both senators', MOC's, and the Vice President's. Last year I got the nominations around the middle of January. Besides trying to improve what I can control, I'll just have to sit back..
     
  4. Sydney C.

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    dkdino....good for you! Agree 100% with tugboat on sticking with it and taking classes that mirror first year. Looks like you're doing everything you can this late in the year on all fronts. Finish strong and go after that nom. Rooting for you!

    Best of luck!
     
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  5. dkdino

    dkdino Member

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    Thank you!
     
  6. ClimberGirl

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    Reapplying shows dedication and persistence, both very good qualities to have under your belt!
     

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