Getting into The Citadel or Norwich University

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  1. taylorrb

    taylorrb New Member

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    What are my chances of getting into The Citadel or Norwich or possibly even West Point? I'm a high school junior, currently enrolled in all AP and honors classes. My cumulative GPA is around 3.5 (unweighted). I never played varsity sports, although I did play volleyball my first two years of high school and basketball my first year. I have not taken my ACT yet but my projected score is around a 28. My first two years of high school went well, I landed in the top 10% of my class, just outside the top 5%. Due to personal reasons, I have not done as well as I could have this past year (junior year) and was forced to quit participating in sports. Will the the admissions of these schools take into consideration the fact that I did do well for the most part of high school? And is it recommended that I take the SAT?

    Any suggestions and help is greatly welcome.

    -Taylor
     
  2. SaltLife

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    All that looks good for citadel and Norwich but for WP it all depends on where you live. All I can say is that you most likely would not be competitive enough for a LOA
     
  3. CapeRunner

    CapeRunner Norwich 2015-AROTC

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    Taylor,

    First, it sounds like you've been doing quite well academically--even in my junior year, I still had a few 'A'-level classes, one level below honors. I know that at least at Norwich the admissions office takes a hard look at academics--your freshman year there, you are expected to study when not in Corps/ROTC activities. However, academics only make up part of a person. Your participation in sports, youth groups, and any opportunity for leadership are also looked at no matter where you apply, especially for the three schools that you mentioned.

    Varsity sports, I believe, are not a requirement for admission. They might be nice, but it is not vital to have them.

    Speaking from experience, I would recommend taking the SATs multiple times, and the SAT IIs if you can. The regular SATs are used by many colleges as a snapshot of the entering class, and are a useful barometer of your own academic success, especially with SAT IIs. Don't over-extend yourself, however; the ACT is just a good indicator of that success.

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
     
  4. Kernal D

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    Admission to Norwich

    The first thing I recommend you do is contact both Norwich and The Citadel and get on their mailing lists. Then go online and contact West Point to begin the application process. Your next step will be to go online and apply for an Army ROTC Scholarship. As a junior...now is the time to start. Acceptance to West Point will be judged on a number of factors...and the worst they can say is "no." As an alternative you can apply for the ROTC Scholarship and hopefully win one. If not...you would probably qualify for both our institutions and be able to apply for a 2 or 3-year scholarship down the road. What you don't want to do at this point is second guess. There is just too much information and too many forms. Contact us, as I indicated above and let us start the processes for you. In time everything will fall into place...but you have to initiate the process. I recommend you take both the SAT and ACT...and do so multiple times if necessary. As for issues regarding grades and performance...that is what your Letter and Interview are for...to explain yourself. Stay positive and stay focused...and good luck!
     
  5. taylorrb

    taylorrb New Member

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    Thank you for the feedback! Even though I'm a junior and haven't been accepted to any colleges yet. Should I start applying for an Army ROTC scholarship? Or should I wait until I'm at least accepted to a college?
     
  6. philmont

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    Start now! and be ready to go for the first board in the fall. Good luck!
     
  7. STLRams

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    I was accepted to Norwich, these were my credentials....

    -GPA-3.49
    -ACT-26
    -AP & Honors classes taken all 4 years.
    -E/C's- Varsity Lacrosse, Baseball, and Football
    -Over 90 volunteer hours with Habitat for Humanity
    -Delayed Entry Program Poolee (USMC)

    Good luck to you where ever you wind up going!
     
  8. NAS

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    Citadel or Norwich

    You should not have a problem getting into either school, although I think you might like Charleston a bit better. Getting into West Point, USAFA, USNA, or VMI will be a bit more difficult--Good Luck!
     

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