Chance me?

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  1. kstudent

    kstudent New Member

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    Hello everyone, I've been interested in applying to USMA for quite a while and need some tips to expand my resume...any advice is appreciated; thank you!

    Resume so far...

    Academics:

    - Freshman year:
    1) 91% g.p.a
    2) courses completed- religion, english honors, global studies/history honors, spanish 1 regular, algebra 1 honors, biology honors, military science, instrumental music

    - Sophomore year:
    1) 88% g.p.a
    2) courses completed- religion, english honors, A.P. world history, spanish 2 regular, geometry honors, chemistry honors, military science, instrumental music 2, algebra 2 regular (completed during the summer)
    3) A.P. World History exam- 5 out of 5
    4) PSAT score- 205
    5) SAT 2 World History: 720/ SAT 2 Korean- 800

    - Junior year (NOW):
    1) 91% g.p.a
    2) courses i am taking: theology, A.P. english language and composition, A.P. U.S. History, spanish 3 regular, intro to calculus regular, military science, instrumental music 3
    3) PSAT score- 214
    *** I'm taking the SAT in a month...

    - Senior year: applied to take A.P. english literature and composition and A.P. European History, will take physics honors, applied for mostly honors classes besides spanish...

    Extracurriculars:

    - Freshman year:
    1) Junior varsity swimming
    2) Junior varsity jazz band (guitar, trumpet)
    3) JROTC (S-1 non-commissioned officer)
    4) Freshman-sophomore honor society president

    - Sophomore year:
    1) Varsity jazz band (bass, trumpet)
    2) JROTC (S-1 non-commissioned officer)
    3) Student council
    4) School newspaper reporter
    5) Freshman-sophomore honor society president

    - Junior year:
    1) Varsity jazz band (bass, trumpet)
    2) JROTC (S-1 non-commissioned officer)
    3) Student council (running for cabinet position)
    4) School newspaper reporter
    5) National honor society
    6) Varsity wrestling team

    - Volunteering:
    1) volunteered as an assistant for special olympics golf matches
    2) volunteer in the therapeutic recreation dept. of a rehabilitation pavilion (150+ hours)

    - Senior year:
    1) Will def. be able to achieve rank of captain in JROTC, hopefully, major...
    2) Will def. be the main electric bass player for varsity jazz band
    3) Will hopefully be a cabinet member in the student council (probably not, however...)

    If it helps at all, my school has a very good relationship with Westpoint...We send a lot of kids (only 300 kids per year however) there every year

    Sorry for the long post....any advice on how i can improve my resume???
     
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  2. 845something

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    Just a thought, if your school regularly sends kids to WP, wouldn't it make more sense to go see your counselor who should have first hand knowledge of those that got in and those that didn't from your school. They would be able to give you specific recommendations based on the availability of classes, clubs, sports available at your school with respect to your talents and resume to date and where they think based on experience you need to get to to be successful.

    Contrast that with this forum that looks nationally and gives generic advice...or in this case will tell you to go read the stickies that already cover this topic or search old threads where it is discussed ad nausea.
     
  3. kstudent

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    Thank you for your reply. I've already talked to my counselor and he has told me the stats of those who got in from my school...however, like i mentioned before, i do go to a fairly small school so I wanted a second opinion....I wanted a wider audience to examine my stats. Nevertheless, I will make sure to do a bit more research next time before consulting this forum...
     
  4. #armystrong

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    I'm confused by what you're saying here. To me, this sounds as if you're saying your school sends 300 kids per year to West Point?? Because I'm almost 100% positive that a single high school does not make up 25% of West Point...
     
  5. kstudent

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    lol. sorry for the confusion. I meant to say that my school has 300 students per grade level. We send 5-10 kids to westpoint every year.
     
  6. SuaSponte

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    Try to be at least as good as those kids, that's a better indicator than anything people on here will give you.
     

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