Good Enough?

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  1. dlee96

    dlee96 Member

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    Hi, i would like another's opinion on my stats for West Point SLS. Preferably someone who has already attended it (obviously :biggrin:)

    - PSAT is 192 (will take again but don't know if score will come in time for app)
    - GPA is 3.85 (unweighted)
    - Extracurriculars:
    -Varsity Swim two years (have 1st year and 2nd year varsity letter)
    -Track and Field (Freshman award and JV letter)
    -Model UN Co-president
    -Science Olympiad Captain
    -Key Club Officer/Class representative
    -Volunteer at local food bank and at Oakland University Child Development Center (child care of sorts)

    Will this be enough? I know admission to SLS is very competitive, but is this good enough?
     
  2. crypto186

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    Your resume looks good if your a sophomore, how many AP/Honors classes have you taken. Honestly, no one can answer the question if you will be admitted, but the chances increase with every decimal on your GPA, every number on your SATs, every extracurricular, every leadership position, and if you're socially awkward you want to make sure you practice for interviews and give the best impression you can, dress nicely, work on character, any time you email someone make sure its formal and polished with no errors. They might forward them, you never know. Make your teachers love you, at least the ones that will write letters for you. Take any opportunity to step up your game and be above average. Remember, there is always someone else trying harder than you; if you feel like you could be doing better, its because you can and you should.
     
  3. AcademyHopeful_50

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    Go to Boys State!
     
  4. EagleScout13

    EagleScout13 USMA Class of 2017

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    Take ACT/SAT a lot. Every chance you can till you feel you can't improve. PSAT is good, but as in my case I did a lot better on ACT than SAT or PSAT.
     
  5. TrumpetTennis

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    I was talking to a WP cadet a while back. He looked at my resume and said "Depth not breadth". Try to do really well in a sport or two/volunteer at one or two places/clubs etc. Boys state was the experience of a lifetime :thumb:
     
  6. dlee96

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    Thanks for the replies, and crypto186/TrumpetTennis, good words of wisdom!
     
  7. Art.Perea

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    Your stats look good! But you NEED to apply the minute that the SLS application opens. That means waking up an extra hour early before school or if it is on a weekend then staying up until midnight to open it. A lot of people I talked to at SLS, including myself, did their application the day it opened. They do rolling admissions, so if you apply even a week late, then your chances to get into SLS drop significantly, so you need to make it a priority.
     
  8. TrumpetTennis

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    Haha I applied to NASS at 12:00am :yllol: Ended up getting in NASS with TERRIBLE scores
     
  9. dlee96

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    oh, alright, but how do time zones affect this? so is the app opened at 12:00am everywhere in the US, or does WP do 12am for east coast and 9pm for west coast?
     
  10. time2

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    You aren't standing in line to buy tickets to a sold out concert. There is NO advantage to applying the minute the application process opens. The same selection criteria applies regardless of when you apply within the SLS application period.
     

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