Chance of admissions

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  1. Ry0la

    Ry0la Member

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    Hey guys if anybody has any time i just wanted to get a ballpark of whether or not it's even worth the application process.

    I have been an officer for 2 years in my marching band which is a nationally ranking band that has won tons of awards

    30 on ACT

    55 out of 507 in class

    3.86 GPA

    No varsity sports(I know that will kill me)

    I lost 75 pounds on my own with no help or forced exersize

    I have participated in my church as a counselor for VBS for 3 years.

    I was team lead on Music Production for 2 years at my local TSA chapter (we placed in the top 5 in the state both years)

    can pass the cfa with above minimum score... (not maximum but OK)

    Had an internship for 6 weeks at an engineering firm (IDK if that helps or not)

    going to try and do track this year, but not eligible for a letter...
     
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  2. USNA Hopeful '20

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    If you truly want to be an officer in the United States Navy, than it's worth it to go through the application process.
     
  3. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    Don't sell yourself short. You have some leadership experience and clearly know what it means to be a "team player". Apply!
     
  4. Ry0la

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    well of course... haha I mean I'm saying that it will take a lot of time and effort, which I am willing to take, but if I have no chance off the bat...
     
  5. brovol

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    I would push yourself to make some varsity sports team if at all possible. Most varsity football programs won't cut players who work hard, even if you never play in a game. Moreover , the experience on the team will be good for you in terms of experiencing teamwork. ...or are you a girl? If so, there should be opportunity in other sports; or still play football anyway.

    Honestly, your app wouldn't be bad at all with a varsity sport. But I would also seek an officer position with student government or NHS. Those things would be huge for you.
     
  6. USNA Hopeful '20

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    Here is my 2¢... every year there are kids with 36's on ACTs, 4.0's, and a laundry list of leadership and service that do not get in. And then there are kids with what would be considered "below average" scores of grades that do gain an offer of admission. All you have to do is look back at previous threads to see this rings true every single year. I am certainly not the first one to say this but nobody knows what admissions will take in to account for you or any other hopeful applicant. All you can do is put one foot in front of the other and move forward with the best possible application you can put together. That goes back to my previous statement, if you truly want to become a Naval Officer, you have nothing to lose by applying. Good luck.
     
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  7. Ry0la

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    I'm of course going to apply to other schools, but I'll certainly take your advice... I do want to serve as an officer in the military, and I think that ROTC or a Cadet program is a good option too... I think ill give it a shot though. thanks!
     
  8. Jondolar

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    From my research, varsity sports is what makes the difference.
     
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  9. coachkarl

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    This. My take - there is no magic formula. If this is what you want, go for it.
     
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  10. gonavysophia

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    If you want to go there, apply. I know you don't have any sports, but you never know what the admissions board is looking for each year. They could really admire your leadership or your interview (which tends to make or break your package). Who knows, and honestly nobody can give you an accurate representation of your chances on the service academy forums, just saying. So take it lightly.
     
  11. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    If you can't do a varsity sport or sport at school....try to do something else...a league/club, run local running races, etc. to DEMONSTRATE that you are staying fit, healthy, and engaged in some competition. It is better than not doing anything! USNA does understand certain activities conflict, but athletics is an important piece...so if you can fit it in on your "own time," I HIGHLY recommend it.
     
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  12. Ry0la

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    I didn't do any sports, but as I said, I did lose 75 lbs on my own through diet and excersize. I do work out on my own.... If i sign up for road raced do you think it would help?
     
  13. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    You should try and do organized sports...but if that is hard to do, then yes. I would save the race results and have them added to your file. Hopefully, you can improve from one race to the next to show progression. Again, something physical fitness is better than NOT having anything.

    With that being said, you should be shooting for decent times. A 12min/mile pace for a 5k might not say much. A 7min/mile pace is required for the 1.5 mile PRT...so something comparable (reasonably) to that for whatever distance you are running is what you should be heading for.
     
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  14. Ry0la

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    a little extra information: I am a white male in georgia... also does music awards count in their eyes? I Have a buttload of those
     
  15. coachkarl

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    They can't hurt. My P2B is a gifted musician and played in many select ensembles.
     

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