Chance me VMI/Citadel?

Discussion in 'Publicly and Privately Funded Military Colleges' started by Goblin324, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. Goblin324

    Goblin324 New Member

    Apr 1, 2016
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    I am going into Junior year and by the time i have completed hs i hopefully will have completed the following things

    4 aps
    3.2-3.4 gpa uw
    go to a college prep school, know as one of the best in our county
    SAT : 1200/1600
    700/500 reading/math

    3 seasons Varsity football
    3 season varsity swim
    4 seasons varsity track
    student ambassador
    discipleship group leader
    Children of the american revolution

    My grades are a little lower in 2nd semester because of the passing of my father, i know that i want this path in life more than anything and know VMI is a bit of a stretch for me, but any insight/help that you could offer would be MUCH appreciated
  2. NAS

    NAS Banned

    Mar 3, 2010
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    Good news is you have time. I would stress the importance of your grades, SAT, and your physical fitness. But I'd also add that you should continue to be involved and strive to be well-rounded. Seems like you are on the path to success. Hope it works out for you!
  3. smburke710

    smburke710 New Member

    Jul 25, 2016
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    My son was accepted into both and your grades / Activites are very similar. I'd say you have an excellent chance. Sorry about your father. I too lost mine at a young age.
  4. glen

    glen Member

    Feb 27, 2010
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    Goblin324 - I don't believe anyone can give you assurances of acceptance as most college admissions change from year to year. However, as for GPA - I do know The Citadel will accept your high school's weighted average based on their criteria. The Admissions will of course check the transcript and determine if the high school's weighting of greads seems reasonable based in the individual classes taken. As for personal or family issues - The Citadel is a small college and at the time you are submitting your application you might also call the Admissions Office and ask to speak with a counselor as to whether a letter explaining any particular semester academic issues would be helpful. This is not only for acceptance, but also for consideration for financial aid you may be eligible to receive. Best of luck.
  5. forumjunkie

    forumjunkie Member

    Jun 11, 2014
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    If you want VMI you need to go there and interview for ROTC in person
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  6. repatriot

    repatriot Member

    Jan 21, 2016
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    Based on your activities/grades and because you asked for an honest estimation of your chances:
    Getting into VMI may be tough, but you will get into The Citadel.
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2016
  7. ziscokid

    ziscokid New Member

    Oct 31, 2016
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    How does VMI or the Academies view going the community college route first in order to get grades up for admission and does it help with Academy prep schools?
  8. DrMom

    DrMom Member

    Aug 25, 2011
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    Zisco Kid. Virginia has the Pathways to Baccalaureate Program--at the community colleges. Each public university lists exactly what you need to take at the community college to transfer into the public university. So for VMI and VA Tech, the direction you need to take is very clear and listed openly on their website. As a high school student, you can spend a little time looking at those requirements (and if you are VA resident, if you meet those requirements--take those classes and earn the correct GPA, the public university will accept you. If you are from out of state, the pathway is less clear but a call to the admissions office (try VMI, it is smaller) will help to quickly clarify that issue.) However, it is November, you can take the SATs one more time, bring up your GPA at the mid-term--or write compelling essays. VMI and VA Tech have essays--tell your story as much as you can. For VA Tech, if you want the Corps of Cadets (which comes with an application fee waiver)--be sure to check the Corps of Cadets box--and be sure to answer the essay question about how being in the Corps of Cadets will help you to achieve our life goals. It is two early in the year to count yourself out of anything. Press on!

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