I know you guys hear this a lot but How am I doing?

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by MoapaPirate, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. MoapaPirate

    MoapaPirate New Member

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    Alright, I got back from SLS and am really excited and want to know how I am doing for admission.

    Unweighted GPA: 3.977
    Weighted GPA: 4.552
    Class Rank: 4/142
    ACT: Science: 26 Math: 27 English: 30 Reading: 31

    Athletics
    Soccer: Two Varsity Letters, 1 year as captain (most likely captain this year
    with another varsity letter), All-Division 2nd Team
    Cross Country (same season as soccer): 1 Varsity Letter
    Track: 3 Varsity Letters, 2010 Team State Championship, Coach's Award

    Extracurriculars
    National Honor Society-President
    Students Against Destructive Decisions-Vice President
    Student Body Secretary
    Eagle Scout
    Church Member
    Jazz Band (1st Chair if I want in Trombone)

    I know I want to go Army. I passed my CFA. I just want to know how it is looking for West Point/ROTC. Any comments are appreciated!
     
  2. NYxJon93

    NYxJon93 Member

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    I would say try to raise the science and math scores on the ACT, but everything else looks good:thumb:
     
  3. scoutpilot

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    If you were one of my candidates, I'd be concerned about the ACT scores. Your GPA, especially weighted, is astronomical and very impressive. In light of the GPA and rank, the ACT looks...a bit low. The consistency is nice, but I find myself asking "Why does this kid have such stellar grades by not a great ACT score?" It immediately brings into question the quality of the school. I would work on re-taking the ACT or the SAT.

    You shouldn't have an issue getting into an ROTC program. The issue will be getting a SCHOLARSHIP.
     
  4. titan2010

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    As a 2014 kid leaving in days, your file looks very solid. As others have said, take the ACT again and again. For the academies, taking it 1000 times has nothing but advantages. Some schools may look at all your attempts individually, but USXA looks at superscores. Also, try the SAT out. It's different. Some people find it harder than the ACT (like me), some people have found it easier.

    Finish your file by mid-October at latest.
    Keep it up and finish strong.
     
  5. Dadandgrad

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    Let me add my two cents. Start the admissions early and finish it early. If your CFA at SLS was good enough great. Get your DODMERB physical completed. If you need a waiver those take time. Get your letters of recommendation. Complete your nomination packets. You want your packet to be in one of the first couple batches reviewed. My son used this technique and tomorrow morning he's reporting to USAFA for I-Day. Good luck!
     
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    Randomly unhelpful post (beyond saying that overall that is a very impressive looking list of acheivements) but what is Students against Destructive Decisions?
     
  7. Luigi59

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    SADD - It used to be called Students Against Drunk Driving.
     
  8. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    ACT tip: Don't bother to read the directions, because that will just waste time you could be using answering questions. Especially on the Science section, only look at the questions and answers. There is a lot of information on that section, so just look at what's relevant to the questions.

    Other than that, you're looking good. :thumb:
     

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