Bummed Out

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by Powercat92, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. Powercat92

    Powercat92 New Member

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    Alright, here's the deal. I have A's and B's and hear that you basically need all A's. I just got my scores and got a 19 on the ACT and listen to people worry when they get a 29. Are my chances realistic that I can still get into Annapolis?
     
  2. marvin7794

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    They're as realistic as you want them to be. Study for the ACT and get a better score. Being bummed out won't help you.
     
  3. coffeecup3

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    You do not need straight A's. As long as you are taking difficult classes (honors and AP) than A's and B's will suffice if you are working hard. I am a 3.2 GPA student (which is all B's and one A in 5 main courses for me on average). Now my B's were average or on the higher end, but I now have an appointment to WP. You do need to work on your ACT scores though so start studying now- or even try the SATs. Some do better on one over the other. Take Practice tests as these help familiarization and can help improve your scores. While the academic portion is a big part of your application, it's everything else as well such as your sports, clubs and leadership positions, etc. (there are several more factors, not just what I listed).

    So I think your chances can be realistic if you apply. If you don't apply then you'll never know :thumb:.
     
  4. xrunmariarunx

    xrunmariarunx Member

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    To address ACT scores: Try, try again :smile: I know it may be difficult and frustrating. Take up studying those vocab words, buy an ACT/SAT extra help book. I ended up taking the SAT 5 times to get an above average score....The tests are stupid to begin with, and they're not an accurate way to test aptitude or intelligence.
     
  5. 1964BGO

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    You REALLY do need to raise your scores and grades. I STRONGLY recommend you get a study CD for the exams, or take a course and really put effort into it. USNA and most of the better schools use the SAT/ACT scores in two ways... first, to see how well you performed on a standard test vs your peers. Second, the exams are considered predictors of how well you will do once you hit college level work. You should plan on taking them more than once. Also, be aware that there are differences between the SAT and ACT exams, and one or the other may favor you with higher scores. Once you get past the primary screening your high school grades will come into play.

    Best wishes, but it really doesn't get easier as you go... If its worth having, its worth working for!
     
  6. NYRower182

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    Dude I sucked on the ACT but broke 1300 on the SAT. I could just take that test better. I'd try the SAT if I were you. And I have A's and B's in school (college prep school) and Im in a bunch of honors and AP's. I was found scholastically qualified. They really consider class rank more anyway.
     

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