Need advice!

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  1. j89

    j89 New Member

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    I got a 3.0 my frshman year and am going into my sophmore year. I didn't try at all although I did have very difficult classes. I passed my Ap exam and scored very welll on my psat's. im joing a bunch of EC stuff next year and am going to start doing my best in my classes. Will this ruin my chances or if turn it around will I be okay?
     
  2. JettAirliner

    JettAirliner USNA Appointee 2016

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    Do your best, you can turn it around. Might be asked why such a disappointing freshman year (although 3.0 isn't really terrible, especially if you scored high on PSATs and took/scored on an AP test), but you've certainly got a while to make yourself more attractive.
     
  3. j89

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    My freshman year turned out bad because i just didn't try. I have been able to get straight A's in school without doing much up until now and I thought that approach would work in highschool. I'm very disappointed in myself but I am going to turn it around. In your opinuon would you say a 3.5-4.0 would be a good range to have your GPA in?
     
  4. Whistle Pig

    Whistle Pig Banned

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    Trying hard, doing your best, working to get all A's would be better. Don't settle. If you're as good as you think and would like others to do same? Prove it. You've time. Otherwise don't ask. Your question suggests a perpetuation of the approach that has led you to have to ask the question.

    Now get busy. Go get 'em. But don't look for anyone here or elsewhere, especially at USNA to be telling you ... "Good enough." It's shut up, grow up time.
     
  5. LongAgoPlebe

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    Choose ECs that you like. If you enjoy what you're doing, you'll have a much higher toleration for those moments of adversity. In turn they will help you develop into the kind of confident, tenacious young person USNA is after.
     
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    freshman mistakes can be forgiven
     

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