Can somebody please read this and help inform me about where I stand

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  1. Jellis5

    Jellis5 New Member

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    Hello,

    I am very curious as to how I look as a candidate. The Naval Academy is my #1 choice so can others that read this (whether you are a candidate, graduate, or an individual that knows much about the academy) please comment.

    School and SAT/ACT scores:
    I am in the IB program which is extremely competitive (pretty much the highest you can get). Because of that, my unweighted gpa is low (at a 3.48) and my wheighted gpa is very high (at a 5.6). I am currently in the top 4% in the whole district. My SAT scores were kind of low (Math 670, Verbal 530, Writing 630). I took them 3x and those are my highest (my verbal/reading never went into the 400s though.. they were 510, 520, and 530). I was not satisfied with my scores so I took the ACT and performed much better (I scored a 27 composite, a 31 in math which is slightly above the naval acadademy's 75th percentile, and a 25 in reading which is slightly above the 25th percentile.. percentiles are according to online college sat scores such as collegeapps.com).

    Extra-Curriculars:
    Varsity Soccer- Captain
    Varsity Wrestling
    NJROTC: 1st Platoon Leader (Ive only been a member for two years)
    National Honors Society
    Key Club
    Handball Club-Secretary
    Athletic Association- Treasurer
    SGA:Student Government Association (member and homeroom representative)
    *Will have 125 community service hours by the time I graduate*

    Naval Academy info:
    I am hispanic in which I believe helps me!
    I was invited to be a "drag" at the Naval Academy (they sent me a letter to visit the school)
    I obtained my nomination from my congressman (who seemed to be very impressed with my interview)
    I finished my application in November.. does anybody know when I should be informed? I know I should by May 1st but when do letters of appointment begin to arrive (excluding letters of assurance)

    Major worries:
    SAT/ACT reading
    I did not take Calculus; I am taking introduction to Calculus and Pre-Calc
    I am not in AP Chemistry or Physics; I am in AP Biology
    The reasons for the latter two are because I did not know about the academies until mid junior year (we had already picked our classes by that time)
     
  2. pilot2b

    pilot2b Candidate Appointee

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    You're certainly in the running Jellis5. If I were you, I'd take either the SAT or ACT at least one more time. Check some recent posts, but you should be able to take a test in January or early February and have it arrive at USNA in time. Since it sounds like you only took the ACT once (and you said you did much better on it), you may want to try that again.
     
  3. crair70

    crair70 Member

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    I do not think usna will accept scores after jan 31 in which the jan 10th sat is questionable and the next act feb 10 is too late.
     
  4. Jellis5

    Jellis5 New Member

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    Ii looked it up.. the next ACT is feb 11th and SAT is jan 28th 28th
     
  5. ctuma2

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    I know for a fact that the ACT is too late. I'm not sure about the SAT.
     
  6. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    Looking for a BGO who can confirm the last possible date to submit ACT/SAT scores for 2016 candidates. I thought all applications needed to be 100% complete by Jan 31?
     
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  8. Jellis5

    Jellis5 New Member

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    so what do you guys think of the profile.. what did yall get on the sat/act
     
  9. howacupcake

    howacupcake Member

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    i was appointed with similar stats to yours...however each case is different. Good luck!:thumb:
     
  10. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Unfortunately, no one here can really gauge your chances. On paper, your record is competitive. However, we've not met you. We've not seen your teacher recs, which are very important. We've not seen your BGO interview. We haven't seen the records of the other thousands of applicants who have completed their applications to compare them with yours.

    Unfortunately, even if we told you that your chances were excellent, our votes don't count. Conversely, if we said you had no chance . . . our votes still don't count.:smile:

    You've obviously done your best to create the best record possible. That's all anyone can do. Sad to say, the only thing you can do now is wait.

    Historically, MOST successful candidates hear by the end of March. A few hear in April. Everyone should be told whether they have been accepted, rejected, or waitlisted by April 15.
     

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