interested in applying to USNA

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  1. che527

    che527 Member

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    so basically my freshman and sophomore year grades really really sucked. I had a some C's from both years. But, I was student council secretary freshman year, and student council president sophomore year. I am the publicity officer for the badminton and ping pong club. I have been a teacher/teacher aide for kindergarten at my local church for about two years as well as volunteering throughout the years of my student council career. I took one honors class freshman year and i will be taking one AP class this upcoming junior year.
    I will try so hard junior year, enough to get me straight A's every marking period.

    Do I still have a chance? What if I did poorly freshman and sophomore years, and did extremely well junior and senior year?
     
  2. coachkarl

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    More experienced folks will respond, I'm sure, but to be clear, there is no set formula for admission. Do you have a chance? Sure, you have a chance. Do you have an uphill climb? Yes, you do, but you clearly know that already.
     
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    Thank you. Although I have to REALLY REALLY work my butt off this year. It's gonna be a tough one. Go Navy!
     
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    Most admitted candidates have all of the following, and thus this is the type of resume you should strive to have in order to have a competitive chance at admission:

    Class standing in the top 25% of your graduating class, high ACT (think 30+ for math and English sections), varsity athlete in at least one HS sport (multiple sports better, and team sports preferred), leadership position in student government, NHS, or something similar, and very good CFA scores (at least average in each category).

    So far, what you have disclosed is limited at best, and the suggestion is that your grades currently are about average, and likely well bellow top 25%. What are your ACT/SAT scores? How will you do on the CFA? Looks like no varsity sports. Right now, based on just what you have listed, no practical chance. If there's more to your story, then maybe.
     
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    My school doesn't offer CFA. As for ACT/SAT scores, I have not taken them yet. Is there a deadline of when I should be taking them to apply to USNA? Also, does varsity golf and varsity cheer count? Both of them aren't really much physical work in my school, especially golf. What can I do to change up my schedule? Although my school doesn't offer NJROTC courses, how about for the academics? Should I move up to more honors/APs?
     
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    The CFA is the fitness assessment you take when applying to an academy. If your only sports are golf and cheer, you'll need to do very well on the CFA.
     
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    More honors/APs for sure. Talk to your counselor to see if you can get your schedule changed. NJROTC isn't essential to receiving an appointment, but strong academics is.
     
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    You really should go to USNA website, and read everything under admissions. Clearly you need a full perspective on the process and requirements , and the website will provide that.

    You, like everyone, should take the ACT several times to get the best scores possible. So, think of the deadline as being now to start your commitment. Varsity golf will be good, cheer may not be, but possibly.
     
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    Honestly, if you have more than a couple of C's it will be tough. You see there will be many kids with straight A's who still don't get in. Make sure you get really good marks from now on so they can see your improvement. You cant change the past so concentrate on things they will like from now on like leadership and varsity sports and be sure to have a good plan B. There are other ways to become a Naval officer that are perfectly fine like NROTC and OCS
     
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    Ahh I see. Thank you!
     
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    Why is it that honors/AP classes are the better for candidates?
     
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    Okay, that's great! Thank you!
     
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    okay, thanks!
     
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    Because they are more challenging. The same reason other academically competitive colleges want to see their applicants have them on their transcripts.
     
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    oh, I see. thank you.
     

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