Competitive District; Presidential Nom?

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  1. AcademyHopeful_50

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    Hello all,

    I am in PA19 which is a very competitive district. I had a meeting with my RC during my CVW and got a good look into where I stand. About 40 kids applying, I am in the top 5, and could go up further when my new class rank comes in with new grades, and the upcoming Dec. 1 SAT. He made it clear that my district is very competitive. I have an 800 R but if I can get my Math to 750+ I could get in the top 3 I would wager. My RC ran some simulations but I don't quite remember what the variables were. However, I digress;

    I interviewed very well with my Congressman (and Senator, but that is unrelated to my district), and hopefully will receive a nomination, but if I am not #1 or don't get the principal nomination I won't get an appt. through that nom. What do you guys think my chance on the National Waiting List would be?

    Also, since I am ranked pretty high in a very competitive district, would I also be ranked well for Presidential nominations?
     
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  3. Boozebin

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    I don't think anyone answered this is because (from what little I know) there is no way to tell how well you would rank nationally.

    I can only imagine how rough this is and how hard it is not to think about this stuff but that's my advice to you. Worry about the things you can control such as grades, test scores, ECs, etc. and don't worry about how well you rank. Even if someone said you're great there is no way to tell what the admission folks are thinking/need from the national list and so on.

    Remember it's not the end of the world if you don't get accepted. Yes it'll suck and you'll be heart broken but as long as you did everything you could do to be ready then stand proud.

    Will
     
  4. kinnem

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    +1 to Boozebin. All I would definitely say is that your national ranking on the Pres nom list will have absolutely nothing to do with how you ranked on your MOC's list. Same holds for waiting list. Just keep working on bringing those SAT/ACT scores up higher... and remember... everyone you're competing against is doing the same thing... all the more reason. Good luck! :thumb:
     

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