Importance

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by Hopeful_From_Manila, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Hopeful_From_Manila

    Hopeful_From_Manila New Member

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    My question is wether it is more important to be getting great grades in high school or wether showing great leadership and character. I know that both are very important but if someone has a GPA of 3.6 can they make up for it in extracurricular?
     
  2. osdad

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    Just a guess, but grades are a (somewhat) objective measure while EC's are almost always subjective. Plus, as has been said here before, the Navy wants to see that you can get good grades AND do all of those other things.

    BTW: There's nothing to "make up" with a 3.6 gpa.
     
  3. 2014-scada

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    Level the playing field

    In other threads and posts, many have mentioned that due to the disparity of GPA calculations between certain schools (weighted vs unweighted), it seems that Class Rank is more important as a gauge of your academic prowess (?). In other words, don't get too hung up on it...it is what it is...how do you measure up against other students in your class/year...improve on that instead of concentrating on the actual GPA!

    GO NAVY! :tomcat:
     

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