My chance for military adaemy entry

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  1. hardknock96

    hardknock96 Member

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    Okay, Iwas wondering if I have what it takes to get into this academy. I will say what achievements I posess and you people comment on what I can do better or add to my transcript.(please be truthful)
    here it goes....
    3.85 weighted(3.4 unweighted) in AICE
    varsity letters in cross country and wrestling
    compete in judo (won gold medals in state tournaments)
    working on eagle scout(waiting for life scout,but have requirements)
    secratary of sophmore class
    in national honor society
    active in youth group
    play the piano, good but not great(8 years)
    in ARMY JROTC (PFC):thumbdown: BUT NEW TO THE PROGRAM
    in Beta club
    in AICE advisory board
    240 hours of community service
    top 15% of class
    never in trouble in high school.
    Thats it so what do you guys think? reply back with compliments ,criticisms whatever. Tell me what you think?
     
  2. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

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    No matter what your chances are always have a Plan B, Apply for the AROTC Sccholarship as well.
     
  3. kinnem

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    You don't mention what class year you are in so I'm guessing a sophomore, especially since you didn't mention any SAT/ACT scores. I would say you look promising but it is early. Keep getting good grades. Take the heaviest class load you can while maintaining good grades. Keep up the athletics. Try to get more leadership spots (class pres, team captain, etc.). Plan on taking the SAT and/or ACT a few times to get the best possible scores. Oh, make sure you get that Eagle Scout prior to end of first semester your senior year, if not sooner. Look into attending Boys State.

    And always listen to Jcleppe's advice. Work plans B, C, and D, throughout the process.
     
  4. hardknock96

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    arts at the service academies

    When applying to usma,
    usna etc, would it be acceptable to say I played the piano outside of school?
     
  5. kinnem

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    I'll let you read this thread and make your own determination. http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=26002
    I must say though, I always wonder why someone wants to hide their lamp under a bushel basket.
     
  6. DHinNH

    DHinNH USMA 1989

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    As long as you actually do play the piano outside of school, it would be perfectly acceptable to say that.
     

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