Even with a freshman year like this, could I still get into the U.S. Naval Academy?

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  1. rubio1996

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    C- in Honors Geometry (Honors Classes are raised one grade in terms of GPA)
    C in Honors Chemistry (Honors Classes are raised one grade in terms of GPA)
    A- in World History
    B- in English I
    B- in Spanish I
    A- in Multimedia Design
    A+ in Concert Band (only counts as half a course)
    50 Hours of Community Service (earning me Honors Community Service)

    I didn't play any sports this year, but I performed in the Spring Drama Production and wrote and acted for a school drama festival (which had to be written, practiced, and performed within 24 hours).

    This summer, I am going to volunteer at the hospital where my mom works, volunteer at the local library's children's section, be involved in the school play-readings, get Algebra II tutoring before I take the course, and I'm still in the process of convincing my parents to let me start taking glider plane lessons and get a student glider pilot's license!

    Even with a freshman year like this, could I still get into the U.S. Naval Academy?

    My classes for next year are Algebra II, (Honors or Regular) Biology, AP World History, English II, (Honors or Regular) Spanish II, Introduction to Computer Science, and Concert Band.

    Next year, I plan on getting Honors Community service, joining some clubs that are of interest to me, running for the school Cross Country team, Wrestling for the school wrestling team, working in the technical crew for the fall play, perform in the spring play, and write and [act or stage manage] for the school drama festival. I may possibly join the Naval Sea Cadet Corps out of interest in the U.S. Navy.

    Thank you.

    P.S. For those who were annoyed with my previous posts, I apologize for any annoyance I may have caused. From now on, I will make decisions in the best interest of myself, not my chances at the Academies, and I will only post in the forum of the most desirable Service Academy to me, the U.S. Naval Academy.
     
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    No one can tell you if you can get in. What we can tell you is to try to improve over time. That will help you be more competitive for any college.
     
  5. rubio1996

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    Okay. Looking at my freshman year and my plans for next year, what can I do to improve over time to improve my chances at the Academy?
     
  6. AikiBudo

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    Uncle! Enough already! Your plan is perfect. Just get better grades - shoot for all As.
     
  7. 2012mom?

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    Learn to read and follow directions
     
  8. Ectriso

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    Please stop posting the same question in a different format. Your replies will all be the same. Do you want me to say yes 100% you can still get in. or no give up now. No one knows yours chances until you apply. Someone who seems like the perfect candidate can get the TWE and someone who looked mediocre might get the BFE. You will never know which you will be till you apply. Now please STOP spamming these forums! :bang:
     
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    Try to take a harder schedule. Personally i feel like 2 honors classes is not enough. Try to get as many honors as you can. Its not about how hard you or other people say the class is, it is about how much effort you put forth in the class that determines its level of difficulty. Remember that the Academy is your long term goal and to achieve your long term goal you must successfully complete your short term goals, so for now you don't need to worry about college. In the end you know what you need to do to be competitive for a Service Academy. You have 3 years ahead of you, the future is yours, don't be like me and get to your senior year, look back, and wish you would have applied yourself a little more.

    About your other post, I say you get on as many of the track teams/cross country your school has because not everyone has the natural ability or the physique to play and be successful at the sports they play. I again know from experience. A friend of mine played soccer for his whole life, he played it year round but he just did not get better. He then went to running and got on the varsity track/cross country teams and ended up being a star runner.

    Hope my advice helps
     
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    YES AGREED ^


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  12. 1964BGO

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    Quit wasting time and start doing what you know you should and have to do to improve your status - right now you are on the fringes of being viable as a candidate. Tempus is fugiting!
     
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    AMEN! Absent some rather significant change in disposition and behavior, your chances of success would seem to be in severe question, perhaps doubt. Get some counseling on this and remember, this is about leadership training and highly competitive academic preparation. Get a grip or get a plan B, because barring a major transformation, you'll not likely be in the game. So receive the sound advice of several here and in your many other chronic posts pondering the same issue either as welcomed, needed kick in the butt ... or wound-licking time. But quit wasting yours and others time seemingly seeking to be babied.
     
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  14. jamessoraya

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    I would like to know the answer to this.
     
  15. osdad

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    james,

    From what I understand the NA looks most strongly at your 10th and 11th grade results. So a mediocre 9th grade year will not eliminate you from consideration. But, that said, class rank and overall GPA are also considered and that 9th grade year will be factored in to those calculations by your school.

    Another thing that such a start might do is hinder you from “taking the most challenging curriculum your school offers”. If the OP got C’s in math and chemistry in 9th grade, what are the chances he’ll be taking AP Calc BC and AP Chem during his HS career?

    But...it HAS BEEN DONE by other Mids/Navy Officers. So if that is your dream go for it. The fact that you turned your path around will be part of the story that earns you an appointment.
     
  16. jamessoraya

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    Thank you. I had a similar situation in my freshman year, so I was wondering if it would greatly affect my chances at the Academy.
     

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