Chances and Constructive Criticism

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  1. oomw19

    oomw19 Member

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    Hi all,

    I was wondering if you had any feedback for me based on my stats and EC's, I'm currently a junior. If you could please let me know opinions on everything that would be awesome. Thank you! :smile:

    GPA: 92.93 (Working to raise a lot it this year)
    Class Rank: 71/332
    SAT: 640CR, 560M, 640W (Have tutor, retaking in May)
    Classes Taken/Taking:
    • Earth Science (93)
    • H Geometry (88)
    • H English (90)
    • H US/Pre-AP World (90)
    • H Italian II (85)
    • NJROTC
    • Concert Band
    • Symphonic Band
    • H Italian III (83)
    • H Alg 2/Trig (83)
    • Pre-AP English (90)
    • Physics (84)
    • AP World (3) (90)
    • AP US History (est.90)
    • AP Lang (est.91)
    • AP Physics (est.82)
    • Pre-AP Calc (est.88)
    • Military History 1&2
    Classes Next Year:
    • Wind Ensemble (Highest Band)
    • AP Lit
    • AP Calc AB
    • Pre-AP Chem
    • AP Euro
    • Creative Expressions (Creative writing, drama, debate)
    • Java 1
    • Leadership

    EC's/Leadership:
    • Soccer - JV (2), Varsity (1) (Lettered, varsity next year)
    • Indoor Track (1)
    • Track and Field (1)
    • Girls Spring Travel Soccer (1) (Founded team, team captain)
    • Girl Scouts (Working on Gold Award)
    • Creative Writing Club (Published writing, copy editor this year, editor next year)
    • Marching Band (Group leader for Dublin trip)
    • Stage Crew (2 summers of community theater, 1 of school)
    • Humanities Honor Society
    • Mu Alpha Theta (Also help with tutoring)
    • Lady Leadership (Vice President, President next year)
    • Link Crew (Help with freshman orientation, tutoring)
    • Created volunteer program over summer at local lake, this will be it's 4th summer
    • Junior Chaperone - Enrichment trip (Grade 9)
    • Current Platoon Commander, Unarmed Drill Team Commander -NJROTC
    • Former Recruiting Officer, Squad Leader, Freshman Drill Commander -NJROTC
    • NJROTC academic, unarmed drill, armed drill, and pt teams
    • Academic team - 1st place at drill meet this year
    • NJROTC Leadership Academy(LA/ST) 2013 - 1st place drill and orienteering
    • Cadet Aid at LA/ST 2014
    • Applying to NHS
    • Joining Model UN
    • Have over 600 volunteer hours
    • Soccer Referee since grade 9 (2 hrs/week), babysat over summers - (70 hours/week)

    I also applied to NASS, AIM, and SLE.
     
  2. usnahopeful19

    usnahopeful19 Member

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    Wow that's pretty awesome! Maybe raise the grades in your AP classes to a 90+ next year?
     
  3. oomw19

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    Okay thank you, usnahopeful19!

    Anyone else have any ideas? If there's something I should strive for next year or do over the summer I would really appreciate someone telling me.
     
  4. SuaSponte

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    Your standardized test scores are on the low end of the scale, you really need to work on those to be as competitive as possible. I'm pretty sure your math completely disqualifies you unless you have minority/recruit status, so you may be geared more towards NAPS as the rest of your app is solid.
     
  5. Melitzank

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    Apply to Girls State, if your state has it.
     
  6. usnahopeful19

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    SuaSponte, do you know if they consider everyone for NAPS or just recruited athletes/minorities? And since the SAT math is probably disqualifying for the academy could this person not get into summer seminar either?
     
  7. oomw19

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    Unfortunately I'm not a minority or recruit. I'm retaking the SAT in May and taking the ACT in April or June. Does anyone know what the minimum scores to be competitive are for both tests?

    Usnahopeful19, I was wondering the same thing. Could I get into Summer Seminar with scores like those? I'm in the NY-18 area as well.
     
  8. Maplerock

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    Just do your best.

    You have a real possibility of being appointed. Especially if you raise your test scores. There is not time to raise your gpa much...

    The academy loves enthusiastic qualified females. If you look at the admission stats you'll see that females deemed qualified have a GREAT chance of being appointed. Your math score is respectable, but not by academy standards. Get that up to 600+ and you will have a better shot.

    All that being said, they can take you with your current stats if they want to... and they can reject you with 800 math and verbal if they want to. Just do your best and you'll have no regrets.

    Good luck.
     
  9. SuaSponte

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    They do consider everyone for NAPS although a large makeup is minorities/recruits. As for NASS, geographic location matters much more than your test scores; one of my squadmates had something like a 500 in math.
     
  10. oomw19

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    Hi again! It's been a while since I was last on.

    I wanted to update and get some more information on my chances.

    SAT: 1920 (640 Reading, 620 Math, 660 Writing)
    ACT: 29 (33 English, 26 Math, 26 Science, 32 English)
    I'm taking both tests again in October as well.

    Also, I'm now Commanding Officer of my NJROTC Unit, Editor of school newspaper, NHS member, AP Scholar, 93.65 average, and 66ish/320 class rank.
     
  11. frt-18

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    Keep working on the GPA. It sounds like you are doing better, but you want to have the best grades (and class rank) possible. I would recommend taking one of the standardized tests again if you can. Whichever one you feel most comfortable with, you are very likely to continue to improve. Also, have you taken the CFA yet?
     
  12. navymomwannabe

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    Your 26 on the math portion of the ACT is problematic. I don't know what the SAT math score works out to but I believe it is higher. Glad you are retaking. I would focus your study on math for sure. Good luck!
     
  13. 18MIDN

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    You need to improve your math ACT, I believe the absolute minimum accepted is a 26.
     
  14. MammaMia

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    Does USNA post detailed admissions stats like many other schools do? Other schools usually have them under Institutional Research and they provide very detailed breakdowns according to gender, major, residency, minority/non-minority, etc. Wondering if Navy does that (if so, I haven't found them yet).

    It seems that MapleRock is right..."[T]hey can take you with your current stats if they want to... and they can reject you with 800 math and verbal if they want to." DS is top 5% of class taking all APs and honors classes every year of HS, 34/32 ACTs, 2x varsity captain, plays on a nationally ranked club team...and we are pretty much biting our nails and lighting candles in the church. We also come from a NoVA district, so competition for a nom is fierce.

    Doing it all isn't enough...there is a bit of luck involved.
     
  15. mdn18

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    Tell me about it. :rolleyes:
     
  16. activedutymom

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    You could be looking for more information than this, but on the USNA website, under Admissions, there is a Class Profile page that gives a pretty detailed breakdown for the class of 2018. They update the profile each year for the plebe class.
     
  17. MammaMia

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    @activedutymom - thanks!


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  18. Blondie1

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    It isn't just about a candidate's stats. It is also about their congressional district. Some areas are far more competitive than others. What gets someone in from one district might not be good enough in another district, and the competition changes each year as well. Nothing about the entire process is easy.
     
  19. Astef67

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    My sons has
    GPA:3.93
    Top 25% in class
    Takes AP-Calc and AP-physics
    President of his junior class (running again for senior year)
    NHS
    Boy State Delegate
    Student Council
    Life guard
    Varsity football and Wrestln
    Captain of wrestling team
    Volunteers at local nursing home

    He attended his CVW and loved it. He is medically qualified
    Also he has been to wrestling camps and wrestling matches since Freshman year once he decided he wanted to do this.
    The only set back is his ACT is 25 math 22 english. Sat 1600

    Does anyone know if this disqualifies him?
     
  20. MiddyB

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    Keep retaking SAT and ACT. ACT needs to be in 30 range and SAT needs to be 600+ per subject.


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