Is this looking OK so far?

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  1. cisco

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    I would like to attend any of the Senior Military Colleges, though my top 2 most wanted are A&M and Norwich. Followed by Citadel and NGCSU. But I want to know if i'm doing well so far and this is the best place to ask. I'm heading to my Junior year in high school but I want to know now if i should do something else or keep doing what i'm doing.

    -3.04 GPA (will improve/ top 30%)
    -3 years Spanish (skipped Spanish 2 and going to Pre-AP 3/ No AP 3, only 4)
    -JROTC (finished 2nd year, heading to 3rd and will keep doing till senior year)
    -JROTC Drill Team (we took 1st place in all 3 phases, and overall at State Comp.)
    -JROTC- Did Color Guards, am in Honor Guard (State Flag), CMD of Saber Guard, SFC right now, JCLC (Junior Cadet Leadership Challange) and got Best Squad Leader award, Participated in all Parades (X-mas/Veterans day) (there's more but not sure if it's important?)
    -Lv. 2 Licensed Scuba Diver (little extra i guess)
    -Around 77 hrs of Community Service, and will be more. Which include Wreath Laying in Veterans Cemetery.
    -2 years Pre-AP Art (not sure if this could fall under Talent/Ability, but I can paint and draw extremely good and also play a few instruments)
    -Commended on my State Tests (TAKS)

    Also I plan on going into Powerlifting for my Junior and Senior year. Next year i'll take the SAT and ACT. And now I am looking and applying for a job. Also I live in Texas.

    Is this ok? Would JROTC help at all? And anything else I should do/consider?

    Thanks:)
     
  2. Packer

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    JROTC is good in that it is seen as an EC. Not sure it has a lot of value admissions wise beyond being an EC. You appear to be very involved in your battalion so that will help.
    Try and pick up a sport. Take honors and AP level classes in English, math and science (chem and phys.). Try and get that gpa up. Things are competitive. Admissions path into A&M and most other competitive schools is easier if you can rank in the top 25% or better. Study and do well on your ACT/SAT's.
    Good luck.
     
  3. cisco

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    Does it have to be english, science and math? I really excel in History (AP this year and got an A). And gov't too.
     
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    AP history is great. You need to take English, math and science to graduate. You need to take the most challenging classes you can and excel in them. If you are going to take a technical major you need a strong foundation in math and sciences. If you are planning on majoring in a non-tech major such as history maybe not take the AP math and science if you can't do well in them but it is better to take them if you can. I recommend AP English no matter what your planned major is. Don't overload yourself to the point of not being able to do well but chalenge yourself.
     
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    I'd want a major in Political Science/Government. And take AP History and AP government and AP Economics maybe. I'll try AP English. Thanks:)
     
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    If you really want to get into AM study hard on your ACT. They have automatic admission for anyone in the top 25% of their grad class who has a 30 composite and Math/ English scores above 27. This isn't a superscore, its a one day one test policy.
     
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    I though it was top 10%? And does it have to be Math and English, or just one of those 2?
     
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    I'm attending A&M. Automatic admit. I was top 10% at admission. Finished top 12%.
    Applicants qualify for automatic academic admission, if:
    they are ranked in the top quarter of their graduating class, and
    achieve a combined SAT Math and SAT Critical Reading score of at least 1300 with a test score of at least 600 in each of these components; or achieve a composite ACT score of at least 30 with a test score of at least 27 in ACT Math and ACT English. Students must take the writing component of the SAT and/or ACT in order for the test score to be considered, and
    have successfully taken all recommended coursework, and
    meet the State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy, and
    ensure all required credentials are received by the freshman closing date.
    Applicants qualify for automatic Top 10% admission, if:
    they attend a recognized public or private high school within the state of Texas, and
    rank in the top 10% of their graduating class, and
    meet the State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy, and
    ensure all required credentials are received by the freshman closing date.

    ehhhhh from the website!!! Good luck
     
  10. cisco

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    Thanks:) And what about Norwich? Just in case. lol.
     

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