Re-Applying: ACT and SAT

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  1. gbo3

    gbo3 Member

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    After being wait listed for the class of 2013 and not getting an appointment, my daughter has started her application for the class of 2014.

    She is enrolled in a top flight engineering program, NROTC, taking a pretty heavy load of classes including, Calc, Chem, Physics, NROTC classes etc.

    The question she had was about taking the ACT or SAT again. USNA application said to plan on taking it. Is this really necessary? While I guess there is always room for improvement, I thought they would be more interested in her first semester performance.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. USNA'02

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    I'm sure you've seen this from USNA
    IMO I would have to first know what the scores where to know if she should retake the exam or not. Considering some appointments can be given out as early as Sept I believe or very near that - I just remember hearing about people who received appointments before first semester was even complete. So, if her package is complete and submitted she make get an appointment before semester grades are released.

    As I understand the process, they look at the completed packages as they come in the door. So, in essence the sooner you can get a complete package to USNA the better off she might be instead of waiting later on to see how her first semester goes and then sending in the package and say half of the class of 2014 has been selected. Just food for thought.
     
  3. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    From what I understand and have gone through in re-applying, the admissions board does not evaluate initial re-applicants until after first semester grades are received.

    As for SAT/ACT, I didn't re-take mine (I had average scores -- in the range of 650-700). I focused on taking and excelling in challenging courses and doing extracurricular activities -- running races, joining Semper Fi Society, etc. Remember, you also want to present a well-rounded application. Showing that you can handle rigorous courses while doing other activities/sports demonstrates that you can perform and balance your schedule.
     
  4. gbo3

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    USNA'02 and jadler03

    thanks for following up.

    As for ACT scores: taking the highest scores out of the three tests this past year, she had a 28 in math and 34 in English.

    If she continues her high school habits, she will stay pretty active: crew, volunteering etc.
     
  5. tuazeee

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    Can someone remind me what moves on if you are reapplying?
    I know SAT/ACT moves on and the CFA doesn't.
    Does DoDMerb move on?
     
  6. Corrydancer09

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    dodmerb is good for two years
     

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