Community College Student With Aspirations of Attending West Point

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  1. Guruguy540

    Guruguy540 New Member

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    Hey there, I am currently in my second semester in a community college and have the goal of wanting to attend West Point. To be completely honest, I went into high school strong, my freshman year passed all my college prep classes with a 3.8 without really trying too hard. During my sophomore year I began to slack off into the C and B range and now I am living to regret it. Although my grades went from great to slightly above average I still continued to do sports. I graduated with 2 years of junior varsity track and 3 years of football (two of them varsity). Overall my grades in highschool were above average because I did not try too hard. To my detriment, I have always been a late bloomer throughout my life.

    I am almost positive I would not be able to get into West Point based on my grades in High School and first semester of college. I've been working two jobs for almost 2 years now and bought my own car and paying for most life expenses on my own except for room and board. Another obstacle I am trying to figure out how to overcome is the fact that I have asthma and since I can do intense running for extended periods of time I'm hoping it will be enough to pass some of the tests I may have to take concerning that.

    Anyways...
    I am currently willing to do whatever it takes to get in, be it through ROTC, Military Prep-School, USMAPS...anything. I have been doing a lot of research lately about how people like me have managed to get into the program and basically I would just like to get some more ideas on what would be the most efficient way for me to be able to attend West Point.

    I know I am a bright person, with leadership skills and athleticism to boot, but due to my lack of motivation in early high school I fear it may cost me my dream. I think everyday about how much I would like to hone my skills and become a great asset to society and my country.

    Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this and for helping me out.
     
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  2. Dixieland

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    What sort of classes are you taking in community college and what kind of grades do you have there?

    You probably need to start by talking with someone in Admissions.
     
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    Community College Classes

    I'm currently taking classes that will line me up to attend a 4 year state university. I haven't had to take any lower classes as a requirement to get into tranferable classes and my grades are averaging a 3.0. I am beginning to make changes such as studying so that I can get those A's which will come.

    And that's a good idea I'll be sure to contact somebody from admissions.
     
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    Any other suggestions?
     
  5. Dixieland

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    You definitely need to raise your GPA.......study religiously, get a tutor, whatever it takes. Take a look at some of the threads here where appointees posted their stats to get a basic idea of what West Point has in mind when they offer appointments.
     
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    My son came in through the Air Force. He was in Monterrey California finishing his training as a Farsi Linquist. He was tutoring a major that was coming through the program and got 2 recommendations. I don't think this may be possible for you; but I was as surprised as anyone when he got in. His grades in High School were horrible but he got straight A's in community college then went into the Air Force where he finished 2nd in his class in the Linguist program. He took his SAT's and scored a 1400. So far he is doing great there, near the top of his class academically.
     

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