Junior with summer seminar question?

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  1. robinhood17

    robinhood17 USMA Cadet

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    Hello,
    I am currently a junior in high school,and I have a few questions regarding admissions, and summer seminar. First of all, some background information on myself:
    - 3.667 weighted cumulative 9-11 g.p.a
    - full ap/honors schedule
    - girl scout gold award (eagle scout for boys)
    - presidential volunteer service award (500+ hours of community service)
    - father is a chief master sergeant(grade E-9) in the air force office of special investigations
    -mother is former army military police
    - sister graduated 2010 from ROTC and commisioned as an officer
    - softball,11 years (outside of school) recruited for interstate competition teams
    - music beginning 11 years ago,multiple composition awards
    as you can tell,I'm fairly busy. Though I must say I have had a slight stain on my record as in grades. Sophmore year,my father was deployed to Iraq for 6 monthes and my mother had major surgery. I have a 9 year old brother,and family always comes first.
    My grades went down the gutter (failed first semester English,and recieved a D in second semester chemistry.) both grades were made up in summer school and recieved an A,and my first semester gpa is set at a 5.0(weighted). So this does hurt me. I'm wondering how my chances of admission look,for both summer seminar and the academy. My next question would be is it easier for women to gain admission into an academy,as they are still considered a minority?
    This is just a side question. Will I be able to be academically qualified? The other two qualifications should not be a problem (presidential nomination,and full PT test done recently) thank you so much for any help, I appreciate it very much.
    Sincerely,
    Stephanie
     
  2. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    Your GPA is slightly below average, but your extracurriculars look pretty good to me. I would say you should be competative.
    Of course, you need to do well on your SAT/ACT and future grades.

    Keep maxing out everything you can.
     
  3. robinhood17

    robinhood17 USMA Cadet

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    Thank you, I should see an improvement in my cumulative gpa after two semesters of junior year. My class rank is 103 out of 721 so roughly the 25th percentile. I also forgot to add that I work part time and coach a community baseball team. My other question is how important are highschool varsity athletics? All of my sports have been outside of school,but they are team sports,and I have reached competition level. As a side note, I am able to run a 7:02 mile,preform 8 pullups,48 pushups, 87 situps,and my basketball throw is 68 feet. Does this offset a lack of vasity athletics? Thanks again.
     

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