Chances for VMI and the Citadel

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  1. Countryboy24

    Countryboy24 Member

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    Just wondering how I compare and what my chances of acceptance are for VMI and the Citadel.

    GPA: 4.1 All honors and AP classes

    Sports:
    JV Baseball
    JV Hockey
    V Cross Country
    Club Roller Hockey (captain)

    Extra-Curriculars:
    Officer in Student Government
    School Clothing Drive Director
    Campus Ministry
    Gifted English Students Club
    Eagle Scout (300+ service hours)
    Community Emergency Response Team (50+ hours)

    I plan on applying for Boys State this summer as well.
     
  2. Lawman32RPD

    Lawman32RPD Member

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    I am no expert but a lot will also depend on your SAT or ACT scores. Off the top of my head it would seem likely that you are a strong candidate. You might also wish to look at Texas A&M. TAMU and the Corps there has a special program for Eagle Scouts, see link below. Out of state students who are admitted to TAMU and the Corps there pay in-state tuition regardless of whether or not they are "contracted" or have ROTC scholarships. Good luck and best wishes as you begin the next part of your journey.

    http://corps.tamu.edu/aggie-eagle-program
     
  3. Countryboy24

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    It sounds like a great program and something I would be interested in and I have looked into TAMU; however, right now I don't really have the budget to travel from New York to Texas. Thank you for the input!
     
  4. hathcoam

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    Not sure about VMI but my daughter got accepted to The Citadel with a 3.1 and 24ACT Composite.
     
  5. Lot115

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    Honestly, as a Citadel cadet I can say that you look fine just watch out for SATs and keep up with PT.
    Stay motivated.
     
  6. bob80q

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    If you can get at least an 1100 SAT you are a shoo in, 1250 puts you in good shape for a full academic scholarship. Hopefully you have applied for ROTC scholarships as well.
     
  7. angryundead

    angryundead The Citadel | 2005

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    I wouldn't sweat it. You need to come up with a decent SAT score.

    At El Cid I had a roommate with a 2.5GPA in college and a 950SAT score. I mean it might have been a slow admissions year and things have stepped up in recent years but I was accepted in 2001 with a 3.3GPA and a 1370SAT score. It seems like it only took them a few days to get back to me about it.

    I also had pretty miserable PT scores. They fixed that pretty quick.

    They'll probably stick you in 1st Battalion or Palmetto Battery unless you specifically request otherwise.

    Good luck.
     
  8. Lot115

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    You can definitely be accepted into El Cid. I would not worry....
    Easy Day.
    People with much lower stats are accepted all the time (some of my friends).
     

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