Current Grades

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  1. Pwcoyote

    Pwcoyote HS Senior. USMA 2019

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    I have reviewed the "What are my chances?" Thread, but want some other input from people on the forum. Here is my current ACADEMIC ONLY outlook:
    Class Rank: first fifth, possibly top 10-top5%
    GPA: 4.0 unweighted, 4.5 weighted
    ACT Scores:
    31 Composite
    34 Reading
    29 Math
    27 Scientific Reasoning
    33 English
    10 Writing

    SAT scores available soon. Will be taking the ACT again to improve Math and Science by 1 to 2 points.

    How am I looking so far?
     
  2. ActaNonVerba

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    Your current grades are very good considering your GPA is a 4.0 unweighted. What is more important is what classes you took and how difficult they were. I was in the top fifth of my HS class. The academies prefer top 10%.

    My test scores were good though, I had a 2200 on my SAT. I never took the ACT, but your score of 31 composite is good and your reading score is very high. Try to get your math into the 30s because math is weighed slightly higher. Try to take the SAT as well to see how well you do.

    If there is one thing you should remember is that there will always be people better than you/more qualified in some area. Your objective should be to shape yourself as an overall well-rounded contender, not just succeeding in the academic arena. You can take your 4.0 to Harvard, but if you aren't involved with athletics and don't have meaningful leadership roles you won't have a good chance with a service academy.

    Anyways, keep moving forward with your test scores!
     
  3. Pwcoyote

    Pwcoyote HS Senior. USMA 2019

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    Update

    SAT: 2100
    690
    710
    700

    ACT: 32
    Eng: 34
    Math: 30
    Cr Reading: 32
    Sci: 34
    Combined Read-Write: 33
    Essay: 10

    Many honors, one AP, 2 sports, debate, 300+ volunteer hours, many leadership activities
     

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