My chances at getting into the USNA?

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  1. Housed

    Housed New Member

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    I am currently a sophomore in a high school located in California. Ever since last year, since my joining of NJROTC, I've wanted to do something that is associated with the US Navy.

    My current classes are:

    AP Biology
    AP World History
    AP Calculus BC
    AP Macroeconomics
    AP Art History
    NJROTC 3
    Ethnic Literature Honors
    Chemistry Honors
    Introduction to Engineering Design
    Russian 3


    (My school never received proper funding, and most of the classes I am taking are based online via an accredited online school program.) My GPA is currently 3.89 (unweighted) or 4.66 (weighted). The classes I am taking are all for seniors and juniors, as my principal did not know what to do with me (I was advanced in all of my classes.)

    As for my extracurricular activities, I am currently:

    Commander of Platoon Drill
    Information Technology Officer of the Battalion
    Executive Commander of Silent Flag Team
    Battalion Guidon
    Track and Field
    Executive Commander of Raiders

    My SAT scores are usually between 2010 and 2190. I am not sure about my ACTs, as I will be taking them at the end of the year.

    My mile time is currently 7:00. I can do about 14 pull-ups, 70 push-ups (2 minutes), 75 sit-ups (2 minutes), and almost 90 feet for the basketball throw.

    Judging from this, what do you think my chances would be if I applied for the Naval Academy? Please and thanks for reading this ridiculously long tirade. :)
     
  2. time2

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  3. Run5K

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    In my opinion, you're looking like the outstanding scholar-athlete-leader the USNA hopes to attract. Seeking the toughest academic path, either on-line or perhaps through dual enrollment is an excellent personal choice. Your grades and you selection of classes looks great!

    Since you're just a sophomore, plan on taking both the SAT and the ACT multiple times. After three sittings for each exam, you'll probably see your scores topped out. Get these scores on the books during your Junior year. It's vital to have great test scores on the books to support an early (July) NROTC application (often a Plan B) along with your USNA application and MOC applications.

    The vast majority of USNA appointees earn multiple Varsity Letters. I recommend you consider Cross Country to complement your Track and Field. Cross Country in the Fall prepares you for a great track season in the Winter-Spring. Summer Cross Country workouts make for a great Fall Cross Country season. By running year round, you'll soon be covering a mile in the 5 to 5:30 range.

    Lastly, maintain a great relationship with your NJROTC SNSI. Let him or her know you'd like to attend the USNA. I went to my SNSI as a sophomore and let him know I wanted to be 1 of his 3 possible nominations to the USNA. I then worked hard to be worthy of selection. My NJROTC nomination combined with a LOA produced an Appointment.

    Good Luck!
     
  4. Melitzank

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    I recommend that you get in contact with your BGO (Blue and Gold Officer) just to let him/her know you are interested. I'm a sophomore too and got in touch with my BGO just to let him know I am interested and all.

    Also, I think judging by what you told us, your chances look good, but there's also things that will affect your chances that we won't know about, like your essay, interview, etc.
     
  5. USCGA2017hopeful

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    As everyone else said, right now, you look like you're in a good position.

    Keep getting involved and make sure you keep your grades up. As only a sophomore, you have two and a half hard years ahead of you. Keep working hard and keep the end goal in mind.
     
  6. Housed

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    Thanks all. To be honest, I thought that an answer would take about a MONTH to surface.

    Again, thank you, as I will definitely be trying my hardest to overload my transcript and physique after hearing this information.
     
  7. USCGA2017hopeful

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    In addition, your leadership area, though strong in JROTC, is lacking variety. As Run5k said, try cross country, try to be captain, apply for Boys State, apply for summer seminars at the SAs, and look for local leadership and community service opportunities.

    With more variety in that, you are looking to be a competitive candidate.
     
  8. Melitzank

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    Don't "overload", bad idea. Just keep plugging away and working hard.
     

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