Army/Navy ROTC chances?

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by br1ankim24, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. br1ankim24

    br1ankim24 Member

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    As a back up plan, I plan on applying for rotc if I don't get into West Point or Annapolis. As a junior, what are my chances of getting the scholarships? What should I improve on?

    Academics:
    *Took 1st real SAT: 650 CR, 760 Math, 660 Writing (will take 2 more and ACT)
    *No class rank (attend competative college prep school that doesn't rank)
    *3.6 unweighted gpa, 3.7 weighted (mostly honors or AP classes)

    Extracirricular:
    *3 years volunteer at the citiy's senior center with 200+ hours as of today.
    *1 year of Speech and Debate; won 1st place in my event at a tournament with other schools
    *3 years of National Honor Society
    *Co-founder and vice-president of Junior Statesmen of America club at school
    *3 years as an Catholic Church altarserver leader (I train and guide new and younger servers)
    *2 years completion of City's Counselor-in-Training Program
    *1 year as "Big Buddy" in "Big Buddy-Little Buddy" program at school

    Athletics/Physical:
    *3 years of kendo (japanese fencing) with a current 1st degree
    *1 year JV tennis w/ most improved player award
    *does going to the gym count for anything? haha
    *planning to join varsity cross country and/or track senior year
    (don't really have much school sports b/c kendo takes up much time)

    Planning to apply to University of California Los Angeles, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, and more.
     
  2. scutrules

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    I'm no expert, but you seem like a very well rounded candidate for both the academies and ROTC. Your SAT Math score is very impressive, and definitely will help your overall score. Your extracurriculars also show that you are more than just about school. VP and Co-Founder of JSA also looks good, but it would look even better if you are President next year (shows great leadership).

    I would try to join a Varsity sport this year if you can. Schools like consistency, and joining just for senior year because you want a Varsity Letter does not show much dedication to the sport itself.

    I believe you have a good chance at an ROTC scholarship, but probably have a better chance at UCSD over UCLA and Irvine (UCLA and Irvine's avg GPAs are both above a 4.0, which may hurt but your SAT score may make up for it).

    I would also recommend taking SAT Subject Tests, even though UCs no longer require them (for your class and beyond) as you seem very proficient in math. Maybe take the Math II (Math I is worthless for most schools) as well as another subject you are interested in. If you do well, that can also help your overall score to anywhere you apply.

    Overall, I believe that you are a strong candidate. Good Luck!
     
  3. br1ankim24

    br1ankim24 Member

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    oh for the UCs they only look at 10-11th right?
    Cause in 10th, i had a 4.13 and 4.0 weighted for two semesters. the 3.7 weighted is cummulative from 9th grade

    Anyways, thanks for your insight :D
     
  4. scutrules

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    Yes, UCs do not look really consider Freshman year grades. That's why, if you go to a school in California, you will probably see your regular unweighted GPA and then your UC/CSU GPA (again, the latter only looks at 10 and 11).
     

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