How am I looking for admissions?

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  1. cmccollum4693

    cmccollum4693 USMA 2015 Appointee

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    I hate to be cliche by asking how am I looking for admissions, but any input would be appreciated

    Academics:
    8th out of 258
    1870 SAT

    Sports(which are light):
    Swimming 2 years, with letters
    Orienteering 2 years

    Extracurriculars:
    President: Young Republicans
    Member of Rockingham County Republicans executive board
    Color Guard Commander
    Flight Commander
    Class VP
    Academic Challenge Team Captain
    Member of:
    NHS
    Beta Club
    Grange(4H)
    JROTC

    National Awards
    Presidential Volunteer Service Award
    Sojourner's Award for excellence in JROTC

    Several local awards.

    Work Experience:
    Worked all 4 years of HS on my family's farm for 30-40 hours a week, full time during school breaks. I hope this will counter the lack of sports. My field force said he thinks it will help both in the selection and my time at West Point if I am admitted.
     
  2. cmccollum4693

    cmccollum4693 USMA 2015 Appointee

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    I've got everything in for my application except for my CFA and candidate states(which are almost finished)
     
  3. BigNick

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    Your class standing is much better than your SAT score. Indicates that you had a bad day on the SAT or you go to an easy HS.
    Sports are weak. The strong candidates letter in 2-3 sports and are captains of at least one team.
    Recommend: Take a SAT course and take the test again-try out for 1-2 more sports (football, baseball, wrestling)
     
  4. PotentialParent

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    I picked up on the SAT score versus class rank the same as BigNick, so I would agree with his advice. However, it seems like you are done with high school, based on your last section talking about "all 4 years of high school".

    Overall, I think you look good.
     

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