Re- applying as a College Freshman

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  1. ps2018

    ps2018 New Member

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    Is there a good advice thread here on how best to go about preparing to re-apply as a college freshman?
    I am on the NWL with slight hope of getting an appointment. I want to apply again for class of 2019... I have multiple college choices most with ROTC options (ROTC scholarships pending). Does ROTC enrollment actually improve WCS when applying as a freshman or is it better to spend more time on academics, and perhaps at better school? I was considering doing SMP (simultaneous membership program= Army reserve + ROTC) but this may prevent me from attending college in the fall semester, with BT and required job training. Is this a "death nail" having no new grades to submit until 2nd semester to the academy? Also I am concerned about competitive athletics on a college level at the schools I may attend. How do I keep up that portion of the WCS. Are SAT scores still relevant once in college, should I retake? Any insight and advice would be appreciated.... Thanks
     
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    Check your PM Inbox.
     
  3. ps2018

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    Just checked thanks... cannot reply... I do not have enough posts yet apparently.
     
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    maybe one more and I will get to the 5 required
     
  5. Ken2012

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    This thread has some good info:
    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=36544

    But in general:
    -Try to mimic a USMA Plebe's schedule as much as possible, do well
    -Get involved with clubs/sports
    -Improve on any indicated areas of weakness
    -Make sure to get all the materials you need to from home, if you're going to college out of the area

    You can get involved with intramurals or club sports. Also, make sure to ace the CFA next time around. It's been recommended to try the SATs and ACTs again.
     
  6. Stevewar2

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    Prep

    I think the Civil Prep options are a great path. They seem to have a high rate of acceptance and they are totally geared to helping you get in to an Academy.
     

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