Nervous about chances...

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by USMA2016, Dec 19, 2010.

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Do I have a chance at getting into West Point?

  1. HELL YES!!! SEND THE LOA!!!

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  2. You won't be the first chosen, but yes, you have a shot

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  3. You're barely not good enough

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  4. Absolutely not. Just stop.

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  1. USMA2016

    USMA2016 Appointee - Class of 2016

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    Dear Service Academy Forum,

    I'm a high school junior from San Diego, CA (which is good because there's less competition for Army in a Navy town!).

    However, I'm worried about my chances of getting into USMA and USMA Summer Seminar because I hear it's pretty competitive.

    My stats:

    GPA: 4.367 weighted / 4.000 unweighted
    Class rank: 4th out of 424 (top 1%)
    SAT: 690 math, 700 verbal, 740 writing
    ACT: 31 math, 29 english, 35 science, 25 reading (This particularly worries me), 28 writing
    PSAT: 63 verbal (this worries me too), 72 math, 67 writing

    Varsity Wrestling for two years, lettered once (currently in my third season, I should letter again)
    Life Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. I was also the Senior Patrol Leader of my troop.
    I am the President and Founder of the Service Academy/ROTC Club at my high school (we help people who are applying to academies and inform the student body about what the military has to offer).

    I'm pretty happy with my SAT scores and I don't plan on taking them again, but do you think I should?
    Also, I plan on taking the ACT again this spring (2011).

    So, I know admissions are tough for West Point, do I have a shot?
     
  2. USMA2016

    USMA2016 Appointee - Class of 2016

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    Whoops!

    I also forgot to mention my participation in National Honor Society, my church youth group leadership, and my school's band.
     
  3. TheHarderRight

    TheHarderRight USMA Appointee 2015

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    the fact that you voted "HELL YES" to your own poll makes me confused about your intentions.

    you're obviously well qualified. I can't say much more than that.
     
  4. jake s

    jake s USMA Cadet

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    +1
     
  5. AKH

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  6. USMA2016

    USMA2016 Appointee - Class of 2016

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    Hahahahaha I voted for that with the hopes that more people would!! It can't hurt to hope!

    But thanks, I'm glad to hear that you think I have a shot. I want nothing more than to be an officer in the US Army.
     
  7. CandidateElias15

    CandidateElias15 USNA '15 Appointee

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    Everyone has a shot, posting a survey has very little effect on if you'll be appointed. But if its just for a nice confidence boost, then sure, you deserve an LOA.
    But I had the same scores on my first run, give or take ten in each, and my BGO (from Navy) told me to take it again. Because it would never hurt.
    And I scored significantly higher, was one question away from a perfect in math, etc.
    Go for it, take it again, after a while, all the questions become simple brain teasers. Best of luck!
     
  8. jasondavid92

    jasondavid92 USMA Cadet

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    Not gonna lie, that's pretty cool. I feel like I have so much knowledge of the admissions process and all but no one to share with :'(

    You are definitely qualified. Highly qualified. It seems that each class year gets higher grades, higher test scores, more participation, etc.
     
  9. 1861-65

    1861-65 Prospective

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    Well the survey was basically pointless since you voted for yourself, losing the purpose of a survey. Stop stressing out so much, what happens happens. Sure I want to go to West Point too, but if I don't life goes on. There's many other options other than being a West Point officer. There's Officer Candidate School, ROTC, or just go enlisted. Then you could go back in a few years and try for West Point again if you still wanted. You'd be more mature, wiser, and used to military service.
     

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