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  1. trackdude

    trackdude New Member

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    I am a current college fresh at a large state University. Would someone like me have a shot at the U.S. Naval Academy?
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    4.00 College GPA Economics/Math Major
    3.8 Unweighted High School GPA
    5 AP Courses in high school
    28 ACT
    All-State in Track during high school
    Walk-on at University Cross Country/Track Team
    Vice Pres. Economics Club

    5 pull ups
    50 push ups
    60 sit ups
    4:17 mile
    Shuttle: N/A
    Ball throw: N/A

    I am wanting to apply for the Class of 2010. Would it be worth it?
     
  2. theraven

    theraven Member

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    from what i hear, everyone who goes to the academy goes through 4 years no more, no less (unless you drop out or art kicked out) so if you do apply it will be for the class of 2014 besides a 4.0 college gpa can't hurt.
     
  3. peterset9

    peterset9 New Member

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    Apply! It's one of the only college applications in the country that is free. You seem to have a strong set of credentials and really the worst thing that can happen is you stay right where you are.

    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
    -Mark Twain
     
  4. trackdude

    trackdude New Member

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    I mean entering year for 2010.
     
  5. rksUSNA2013

    rksUSNA2013 Candidate Appointee

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    That depends on how bad you want to go. I'm a sophomore at a large state university and I just accepted an offer of appointment. It means that the last two years were more or less a waste of time and money, but I think this is the best decision I have ever made. It took me two tries and a lot of work and it was totally worth it.

    I think you have a very good chance of getting in. Your academics look good and your fitness scores are decent (except your mile, which is just plain ridiculous). They love college students that continue to work hard and haven't gotten caught up in the party life. I say go for it. Get your application in early and show them your dedicated. Maybe I'll see you around the yard in a couple years. :thumb:
     
  6. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    As I just posted on another thread, a few years back I had a student apply while in his/her third year of college. I had great respect for this person -- turns out the individual has done EXTREMELY well at USNA.

    A couple of things to consider. You will have to do four full years at USNA. If you are advanced in your courses, there are various options for graduate education, so your time in school won't be "wasted." Still, you will be starting in a class where the majority (about 2/3) are directly out of h.s. That said, 1/3 of the class will have at least 6 months (and typically a year) of post h.s. education.

    Second, if you have not already done so, be sure to take Calc and/or Chem your first semester next year. Whatever it takes, be sure to have at least one of those courses and preferably both. An "A" in college calc really helped the student I mentioned above -- helped convince USNA that someone who had taken mostly humanities courses could handle the technical load at USNA. BTW, I can't emphasize this enough -- if you can't sign up for those courses at your college, go to summer school. If you've taken them and received less than a B, retake them. Seriously.

    Finally, if USNA is your dream, at least apply. Doesn't cost anything but your time. If you don't apply, you definitely won't receive an appointment. :wink:
     
  7. JerryB76

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    Actually, some do more, my Uncle (USNA'51) did 6.
     

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