Competitive for USMA?

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by Fed, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. Fed

    Fed New Member

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    Hi, I recently received notification that I am academically qualified and in physical aptitude. I have also received a nomination from my representative. My medical appointment is scheduled this week. I wanted to find out if my "kit" looked competitive.

    Stats:
    Band President
    Percussion Captain
    Secretary of a Club
    Treasurer of a Club
    Key Club - community service club - 40 hours
    Team Leader at Feeding America - an organization which feeds the homeless - 60 hours
    Volunteer/Intern at a congressional campaign last school year - 100 hours
    Music Honor Society
    2 - Year Varsity Wrestler
    Scholar Athlete
    Voted Most Improved Varsity Wrestler my Junior Year
    All-Academic Team
    Weighted GPA: 3.81
    SAT: 1800 - Math, 580 Reading, 610 Writing, 610
    APs Taken/Taking: AP Calc AB, AP European Civilization, AP US History, AP Statistics, AP US Government
     
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  2. Foundnation

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    Just got my appointment two weeks ago. Try to get some involvement with your student government and keep up the leadership. SATs could use work. I dunno how it'll go with the new SAT- I've heard reviews that it's harder than the old one. Try the ACT, I did much better on that- it's more straightforward. Right now, you're in the averageish range for test scores so try as much as you can. Keep up your GPA too. Honestly, it really is as simple as keep up your grades/test scores, show commitment to leadership, and stay physically fit. Best of luck. Are you for the class of 2021?
     
  3. ClimberGirl

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    @Foundnation I think @Fed is for class of 2020, hence the nomination and double qualified info. @Fed this is not what you are going to want to hear, but you are very late to the game in finishing your application. This is not helping you in any way shape or form. Especially if you end up needing a waiver or something. I finished my entire application by September 1, including my medical, and from there I worked on my nominations and received and LOA then my appointment in Jamuary. Your application is not even being considered yet and about a quarter to a third of the appointments have probably or already been given out (judging by the official class of 2020 Facebook page). I wish you the best! I hope your medical exam goes speedy!
     
  4. mom3boys

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    If you are asking about c/o 2020, I think your SAT is too low in math. There is nothing in what you submitted that cancels that out. You are very late to the game...most have been finished for months. However, if you are not selected and decide to reapply, your stats, along w/ excellent college grades for first semester, might have you position well as a re-applicant.
     
  5. Foundnation

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    @ClimberGirl @Fed on February 22, there were a reported 481 appointments accepted according to people on the appointment thread. I'm sure another wave was sent out afterwards, so I would say about 1/2 of appointments are out. I would have to agree that you're late on your application. And judging by your stats, I would assume you do not have a principal nom, so chances are looking slimmer by the day if you're pushed to NWL. Get that medical in asap
     

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