Impression on my qualifications

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  1. Pers3us

    Pers3us Member

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    Hello!

    So I'm currently a junior at my high school which traditionally gets one to two people to accept their offers of appointment.

    All of my classes are honors.

    Junior year classes included:
    US History 2
    Spanish 3
    Naval Science 3
    Physics
    Systems Engineering 1
    English 3
    Algebra 2 and Precalculus

    I should be wrapping up the year with a gpa between a 90-92 (3.5-3.7)

    I am serving as a Lieutenant Governor of my District of Key Club International, which is basically a huge leadership position in a huge community service organization.

    I will be an officer (99% confidence) in my NJROTC unit which has won distinguished unit for many years in a row.

    I have 2 varsity letters in swimming and am the team captain for this upcoming season. I have been competitively swimming for about 5 years now.

    I am majorly involved in my school's drama club, portraying a role in the past 4 productions.

    I was accepted to session 2 of Summer Seminar (does this actually hold any weight at all?)

    Thank you all for your time!:smile:
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    Based on what's here you look like a strong candidate so far. Presumably your taking a bunch of AP courses next year and plan on taking AP Calc, AP Chem, and/or AP Physics which, provided you perform well, will make a difference (assuming they're available). Attending summer seminar carries no weight although its good to attend. A lot will depend on SAT/ACT scores which I assume you haven't taken yet since you don't mention them. You should also apply to NROTC as a backup plan. Good Luck. Welcome aboard. :thumb:
     
  3. Shawn

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    You have a pretty strong resume, but a 3.5-3.7 GPA is below average. How does this reflect in your class rank? Just to make your application stronger, consider joining national honor society (if your school has it) and attending Boys State. Many American Legion posts will sponsor you if you ask, though you might have to pay your way.
     
  4. Vista123

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    of course Im going to ask what your act/sat score is...
     
  5. Pers3us

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    I've only taken the SAT once and got an 1800, 630 reading, 620 math and 550 writing, and I'm taking them again in May.

    Unfortunately I am unable to take any AP classes next year because I screwed up Freshman year and decided to take a lower math class thus barring me from AP Calc and AP Physics, the only APs offered at my school.

    My school does not rank students, but if it did, my counselor tells me I would be in the top 10% of my school.

    I have looked into Boys State, and it would cause me to miss the week before and some of the week of my final exams, plus it would be three days after I returned from summer seminar, resulting in two weeks away from school which I do not see as a good idea. :frown:

    Yes, I am applying NROTC as backup as well.

    Thank you all!
     
  6. 1964BGO

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    You'd best start working on prepping to take the SAT and ACT tests again at least a couple of times or until you are convinced you've done your best. NAVY superscores so there will be no penalty for score decline, but you sorely need much better scores - SAT M in the 700+ (ACT M 30+). USNA is backing away from GPA and emphasizing class rank - just so you know.

    Consider taking calc and even a chemistry class at a local college if available - you will need them at USNA, and without those courses in your transcript you are going to be hurting big time!

    Does your Kiwanis Club sponsor youth to HOBY? It could be a good substitute for Boys State.
     
  7. kinnem

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    ^^^^^
    +1 to 1964BGO. The AP calc and chem, or their equivalent at a community college or something would be quite important to have. SAT scores do need to improve.
     

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