Competitive Applicant for USNA/USAFA?

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  1. tran_michelle96

    tran_michelle96 New Member

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    I would like to know if I am a competitive candidate for USAFA as well as USNA.

    Academic Profile
    SAT- 660 Reading 690 Math 750 Writing
    GPA- 4.33 weighted, 3.92 unweighted

    Took highest level courses; currently taking 5 AP courses senior year including AP Physics and BC Calculus

    Leadership positions in:
    NHS, Math Honor Society, Science Honor Society, Environmental club, High School Writing Center tutor

    Awards: Bausch and Lomb Science Honor Award, Honor Roll, VA Aerospace Scholar, foreign exchange scholarship recipient

    Sports Profile
    Junior Varsity Track (9th and 10th grade)
    Varsity Tennis (10th and 12th grade)

    Practice CFA Results:
    Pull-up: 0
    Flex Arm: 0:10
    Bball throw: 39 ft
    Shuttle: 10.0
    Situp: 63
    Pushup: 43
    Mile: 8:06
     
  2. scsr4

    scsr4 New Member

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    Looks good. You want to try to take the toughest courses possible and to be honest grades are important, but the academies look more at SAT/ACT. If you have the opportunity to retake the SAT or maybe think about the ACT, I would. Not that you didn't score well, you just want the highest score possible. I would work on CFA, but that can be pretty easily improved. I would say your competitive, take it one step at a time and try to do everything you can to improve your resume. Once you get to that level its the little things that can separate who is selected and who is not.
     
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    If I were in your position I would specifically try to squeeze out at least one pull up; from what I understand, one pull up is worth more than the max amount of points given for the flexed arm hang. Good luck!
     
  5. futuremarinemom

    futuremarinemom Member

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    I would recommend seriously working on your CFA. Test scores, etc look pretty good. Of course, there's always room for improvement.
     
  6. tran_michelle96

    tran_michelle96 New Member

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    Thank you for your feedback, it's much appreciated.
     
  7. Memphis9489

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    Absolutely!

    Although the CFA weighs very little compared to almost everything else - I would think that you have to be able to do at least ONE pull-up. Getting a ZERO indicates you have NO upper body strength.
     
  8. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    ^^^

    Or, at a minimum, hang "forever" -- the max. Still not as good as a single pull-up, but better than 10 sec.
     
  9. tran_michelle96

    tran_michelle96 New Member

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    Will do! I took my CFA today and I think I did better than the scores above, which poses another question:

    Would it be best that I submit my application now (CFA is the only part of my application left) or work to improve my CFA scores (in truth, it won't improve drastically, maybe a few seconds faster on my mile and one-two more pushups), thus submitting my application later?

    My BGO recommended that I turn everything in as soon as possible, since the Academy looks favorably upon earlier submissions than later ones (assuming that the candidate is competitive, not just anyone who submitted early).
     
  10. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    If you're not shooting for significant gains, and it seems you don't expect them, then you should go ahead and send it in now.
     

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