Chance Me? (Sorry)

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by luke6smith, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. luke6smith

    luke6smith Member

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    Hello, I am a junior in high school and would want to attend either the air force or naval academy. Here is some detail surrounding me.
    • 4.2 weighted gpa
    • class rank is 4/140
    • will finish high school with 9 aps and in a stem program
    • president of safety club, academic club, and best buddies
    • huddle leader in fca, treasurer in Junior class council, and active participant in key club and student government
    • Varsity football and lacrosse captain. (Varsity for both sports all through career, lettering)
    • Civil air patrol
    • will be attending boys state this summer
    • national honors society
    • 200 hours volunteering in local hospital emergency room.
    • 4x relay for life.
    • various community services for deceased children, local churches
    • father attended USAFA and spent 20 years in, retiring as lieutenant colonel
    • lived 2 years in New Zealand if that does anything haha
    My only downfall are my sats. They were 1600 on the whole test. I am taking act in April and waiting to take the new sat. My new past score was an 1110. Any help or comments would be much appreciative. Thanks.
    Ps: I am in Maryland second district.
     
  2. 5Day

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    So I am reading your post and I am saying to my self, this kid has the golden ticket. Till I read your last two points. Maryland and low SATs. You know the weakness. You have to study for the test. Start now and make studying for the SAT a full time job. Same with the summer. You may want to try the ACT. Some do better on that test. For SAT the min you want is 600/600. That is the min. You really want scores that are above average in the 700's. MD is going to be very competitive for USNA. You may have a better shot at USAFA.

    Work hard and you can get those scores up.
     
  3. luke6smith

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    Thanks for the advice. My math is at 600 and am working to get reading up. Other than studying and taking the act, would you recommend anything else that'd help? Thank you
     
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    In the early chapters of most of the self study guides there are some tips and tricks that can be used to answer the questions. Other than that it is just a lot of practice.
     
  5. JShawshank

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    Also remember that the "new" SAT format rolls out in March so your score on the "old" test may not be indicative of how you will do on the new one. I also recommend taking the ACT. DS initially took the SAT and then took the ACT on a bit of a whim. Turns out he had high Math from one format and English from the other. You'll never know unless you try! And what do you have to lose?
     
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