Reapplicant SAT/ACT vs College Performance

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  1. Wannabe32

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    Does USNA care more about SAT/ACT or college performance for three time applicants?
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    For a third-year reapplicant, the most important things are the classes you take and the grades you get in them. You should be taking advanced math, science and/or engineering courses as the predominant part of your course load, buttressed with the occasional humanities course with writing requirements (e.g., English, history). The OCCASIONAL "fluff" course (e.g., criminal justice, sociology, art history) is OK if it's your 5th course. You need mostly As with a few high Bs. Anything lower probably won't cut it unless there is a really, really good reason.

    Also, by this time, you should be smaller seminar-type courses so professor LORs will be really important. If you're not in a course with few students for at least one math and English class, find one so that profs can say something meaningful about you. Finally, after two full years of college, you should be able to take on leadership roles in school and do something meaningful during the summer to demonstrate leadership.

    For a high-school student, and even a first-time reapplicant, it's about the type of college student you will be. For you, it's about the college student you are.
     
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    I'm trying my best; however, I am a 3.0 engineering/NROTC student. I'm gonna keep trying for better grades/leadership, but if USNA is only taking kids with all A's with a few high B's looks like I'm commission through NROTC haha. Thanks for the advice!
     

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