How screwed am I?

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by hormiga13, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. hormiga13

    hormiga13 Member

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    I only recently realized that I really would like to go to the naval academy but due to the fact that I was an unfocused, unmotivated, underclassman I have a pretty weak transcript. In my freshman year honors bio class I received a D+(rasied to a B+ second semster) and there are a few c's scattered here and there. How bad of an impact will this have on me now?

    current gpa: 3.4(unweighted)
    Sports: not in any school sports but on my own I run, bike, swim (planning on triathlons), do competative rock climbing, and play indoor soccer.
    I play violin and am in the top orchestra in my school
    ACT composite: 31
    SAT math: 670
    SAT reading: 640
    Im also a summer camp counselor and co-captain of the speech team just to put some stuff on here but did I just shoot myself in the foot for applying with my grades? Any imput would be great! sorry for the long post...
     
  2. thehoaxbuster

    thehoaxbuster Member

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    Apply. Do your absolute best NOW to give yourself the best possible chances. Get community service hours, grades, leadership positions, and show them how badly you want it. Get in touch with your Blue and Gold officer. If you don't get in, go to college and kick *** there. We take a fair amount of college students every year, and they are all ready ahead of the people who came straight from high school most of the time. Apply a third time if you don't get in the second time. You can and should apply until you get in or age out.
     
  3. mveach_74

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    The C's won't help I can tell you that. But your gpa isn't too bad yet, but you need to start focusing on it now to bring it up as much as you can. It also doesn't hurt you as bad cuz ur act is high, but like I said, try to bring it up anyway. One more thing, it is very hard to get into USNA if you don't play any sports whatsoever. You should at least enroll in one, they want at least one sport even if you do say your athletic but don't play any. It involves your physical ability and teamwork and being a captain can tremendously help. Your young enough it shouldn't be too hard to pick up a sport like basketball or something for the rest of hs. Get leadership positions and volunteer work. You gotta be the whole package man.
     
  4. hormiga13

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    Alright I'll start focusing on how to raise it up. I do volunteer at a food pantry so I have 100+ hours of community service I didnt mention. The problem with sports is that Im a swimmer and a soccer player but speech is during swim season and soccer tryouts are while I am away at camp so that knocks out the sports im best at. Guess I could give cross country a go.
     
  5. MemberLG

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    You are a competitive candidate, but not sure if you are good enough to win your Congressional vacancy.

    An analogy is the Olympic 100 meter dash. There might be only .5 second difference between the 1st place winner and the last place finisher. The last place finisher is probably faster than 99.99% of the world popluation, but he still didn't win the race.

    Do everything you can to improve yourself and see what happens
     
  6. kinnem

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    Cross country sounds like a good fit for you. I would keep pursuing the triathalon thing too and get some competitions under your belt so you have something to list or at least discuss in an interview. The speech, public speaking, thing is unusual but is worthwhile IMHO.

    Only thing anyone can say for sure is if you don't apply your chances are 0. Apply for ROTC as well as a plan B. Start working a plan C too. Good luck.:thumb:
     

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