Re-applicant Recommendations

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by Bailey8756, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. Bailey8756

    Bailey8756 Member

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    I am still waiting for the Naval Academy to send me my admissions status. I am still hopeful for an appointment however I do not feel that my application was as strong as it could be this year. A summary of my application is as follows;

    -I have about a 3.0 (estimated unweighted GPA) and a 3.83 weighted GPA as of my junior year. I am taking 4 AP classes this year as well.
    -My highest SAT scores were a 620 on Math, 590 on Reading, and 600 on Writing (1810 composite score) ACT was a composite 29.
    -My CFA was utter ****. I did a total of 35 pushups, 3 pullups, 6:29 mile, 60 ft. basketball throw, 65 crunches, and a 9.8 (I think) shuttle run. The CFA is something that I will need to improve on most for next year.
    -As far as extracurricular go, I am team captain of our schools Varsity Volleyball Team (played on Var for 2 years). I am also an Eagle Scout and a patrol leader in my troop. I was employed at Sport Chalet up until February because my schedule got to busy with Volleyball and I was not available. My boss said that I can come back when the season is over. I also do a little bit of volunteering a few times a year. The only big volunteering job I did was freshman year at the Aquarium of the Pacific. It was a 10 week internship program for teens.

    Anyways, that was basically my application. I also applied for NROTC but did not receive that scholarship. My question is does anybody have any recommendations or advice on reapplying to the academy? Should I retake my SAT and ACT? I know my CFA needs to be improved a lot and that is something that is high on my to-do list. I am most likely going to attend Oregon State University in the Fall and apply for the NROTC Unit as a college programmer. I plan on getting more involved in College (intramural sports, clubs, hopefully men's rowing) but is there anything else that I should do? Thanks for any input. I appreciate it. I'l be working on my pushups and situps while I wait for responses.
     
  2. mdn18

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    Your grades are the most important thing. What is your major? The SA's figure if you can't get good grades at some state school, then how would you manage all the other obligations piled on you when you get to USxA.

    Doing a sport is fine. I did varsity swimming this year at my D3 school, also club water polo for 2 months. It definitely helped me with my CFA. Since you are a guy (just like me), you will want to improve that CFA. I've heard that pushups, situps and the mile are the most important elements. The other stuff is sort of eh.

    SATs....I've read that you want a 1300 between the Math and Reading sections. Retake it if you want, but good college grades are a better indicator of success. Standardized tests honestly are a joke and are no indicator of college successulfness.

    Really I think the key is to have very good grades and to have one, maybe two, good extra activities like a club or sport. It's not like HS where you can be captain of everything and do 3 varsity sports a year. You will have to set your priorities straight.

    A suggestion: wait until a few weeks into your first semester to write your essay. It's amazing how much you will grow (I know I did). Tell how you've grown & improved from your first application cycle. As a college candidate, you will have so many experiences that a high schooler will not have. At least that's how it was for me.
     
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  3. Bailey8756

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    That's for the input. My planned major is Mechanical Engineering.
     

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