How do you think I stand for getting into the USMA?

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  1. cmccollum4693

    cmccollum4693 USMA 2015 Appointee

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    Academics:
    Ranked 7 out of 250
    Haven't taken the SAT yet but here are my PSAT scores: 60-Reading 63-Math 54-Writing. Thats equal to 600,630, and 540; 1770.
    Weighted GPA: 4.4
    Unweighted: 3.85
    I take all of the AP classes my school offers, and if they don't offer a class in AP I'll take the Honors Course.
    My highest math is Pre-Calc, next year I'm taking AP Calculus

    Extracurriculars:

    Honor Societies:
    National Honor Society
    National Beta Club
    Kitty Hawk Air Society(AFROTC Honor Society)

    Academic Clubs:
    History Club
    Academic Challenge Competition-Captain
    Students of Promise

    Government:
    Student Council: Vice-President of Class
    Young Republicans: President

    Basic Clubs:
    Model Rocketry
    Honor Guard-Color Guard Commander
    JROTC
    Civil Air Patrol

    Approximately 150 hours of community service

    Sports:
    Two years of Cross Country
    One Year of Swimming with Varsity Letters
    Two years of Orienteering

    How do I stand?
     
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  2. BAJohnson

    BAJohnson Member

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    Courses taken/GPA is important too. I don't necessarily agree but a lot of people will tell you that you should have more sports at a varsity level.
     
  3. mom3boys

    mom3boys Parent

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    I think you have done a great job so far; you look very well rounded. Continue to do well, and we'll expect to hear great things from you!
     
  4. cmccollum4693

    cmccollum4693 USMA 2015 Appointee

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    I really hope I get in. So ya'll think I fare pretty well? I received an email from a West Point Admissions officer in my region saying my profile was ranked as competitive. I hope that's decent. I'll be applying this summer for nominations and to admissions.
     
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    I'm assuming you're a high school junior. If you haven't done so already consider applying for the Summer Leader Seminar (SLS). I believe the online application deadline is 4/1. I agree with yours your resume looks strong. Good luck!
     
  6. pedro4

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    Test scores are becoming very important as the SA's try to compare themselves to the Ivies. Work on getting those up.
     
  7. Mayhemmadness27

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    You're more than well rounded, you're ideal, at least I would say so. You've got a number of knotches on your belt and that's most of the battle if your intentions are good. They are weighing test scores more rigorously now days, but if you can get yourself a nomination and triple qualified, you should be a happy camper. What the implications of the remainder of your battle to gain an appointment are would be to illustrate yourself postively and fluently. What I mean is you have to show how bad you want it, and why you are involved so externally. You have to show this internally, and export it. Once you can do this, and do it effectively, I am sure we will find you amung the many many great leaders our country has in the service.
     
  8. Chockstock

    Chockstock "Forever One Team"

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    Nice - at least it looks better than what I had to offer :rolleyes:

    Keep it up and I think you have a decent shot :thumb:
     

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