may be a dumb question

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  1. efp2014

    efp2014 Member

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    COLLEGE BOARD DATA
    Middle 50th percentile*
    •Verbal: 570-700 •Math: 600-700
    *This means that 50% of the class received SAT scores within
    the range between the 25th and 75th percentile.

    This is copied from USNA class 2013 profile. Is it absolutely necessary to have a 600 min in math to be accepted? My son does not seem to finish the SAT and even after a tutor in math, his score stayed 560. Should he just keep going or move on with plan B (dont think he has that yet!)How about that other 50 % ?
     
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    was it that dumb that no one has a response??
     
  3. vollkmc

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    The college board data suggests that 25% of the class scored below 600 in math, which means that it is definitely possible to be accepted with a score below 600.

    I am only an applicant, so I have no better idea of how the process works than you do.
    I would say work as hard as you can to score as high as you can so that you have no regrets when spring rolls around.

    The only other thought I have about this is that 25% of the entire class has a score below 600.
    This includes students right out of high school, prior enlisted students, NAPS/Foundation students, and students coming from a year or more of college.
    Perhaps students from right out of high school are held to a higher SAT standard since students from all of the other categories have other more significant/more recent accomplishments.
    (Just my $.02)

    Best of luck!
     
  4. Maximus

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    No it's not a dumb question at all, it is however, very controversial. The Navy is not using the CPT scores the way they did the year before. Class of 2012 was the last class to have all the CPT scores published and it depends on your WPC "Whole Person Concept" scores if those CPT scores are good.
    Athlete or Minority candidate, may be competitive; Majority candidate, they might not be competitive.
     
  5. MJOmom

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    Academy admissions involve so much more than test scores. Sure top-notch scores can't hurt ... but if you read this forum, or really anything about gaining admission, you will time and time again hear that same information. They look at the total package ... Is he taking rigorus classes? Does he have leadership? Is he an athlete? Is he involved in the community? Does he have a special skill? It's all part of it ... another big part is totally separate from grades and scores: he needs to be nominated by a congressional person or other authorized nominator ... without that, or a comparable nomination, it doesn't matter what his SAT scores are. Many triple qualified candidates get nominated, only a few are selected and offered a spot. Plan B is totally necessary ... and may be the right way to go ... it's about options and plans. Someone with only a Plan A ... has no plan at all ... and the academy is NOT for everyone ... if you want a definite answer, it's not coming ... and if you need an all or nothing guarantee ... this is not the place to get it .
     
  6. USNA DAD 2014

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    If it is not to late. HAve your son take the ACT test. My son did better on that than the SAT.
     
  7. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Being honest here, it's going to be tough to get an appointment with 560 in math. IF your son is taking Calc/AP Calc and getting As or maybe Bs, he may be a candidate for NAPS/Foundation. They often look favorably on great grades/low SATs.

    This isn't to say it's impossible with a 560 -- just much harder than someone with a 600+. PM me if you have further questions.
     
  8. efp2014

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    Also, seems to me it may be VERY difficult to get a nomination with a 560. Not to mention the fact we are in Maryland (3rd district). He has the rest of the qualifications. Athletic, Team captain, Leadership etc. Thanks for the responses.
     
  9. MDmom2014

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    Your son had the Sarbanes interview last week right? That looks positive. My daughter also had Sarbanes interview - math SAT 760, has taken Calc I at community college (as a HS senior) with an A - just to show there is a range of applicants being considered.
     

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