Scholastically Qualified

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  1. gavigane14

    gavigane14 Member

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    Does anyone happen to know what gets taken into consideration when determining if an individual is scholastically qualified? I have a principal nomination and am medically and physically qualified, but am unsure if I am scholastically qualified.
     
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    My SATs are not spectacular at an 1890 (590M, 630CR, 670W), but I am in the top 10% of my class at a very prestigious and competitive college preparatory school. I also am heavily involved in community service (dedicating over 400 hours), am the Co-Captain of the varsity golf team, have 3 varsity letters, attended Boys' State, am an officer in the JROTC program at my school, am a member of the National Honor Society, am head sacristan at my church, and have earned various awards and achievements for leadership and service. Can you predict whether or not I will be found scholastically qualified?
     
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    Nobody knows exactly what it takes to be scholastically qualified and if they did they would not be posting it on a public forum. Considering you're in the Top 10% of your class (and you're a principal nom) I'm sure you have decent recs and scores to boot; you should be alright.

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    That math score is really weak but I don't see it as a disqualifying score, although I don't know any of the numbers required.
     
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    Thank you for the information. I'm afraid the math score is going to kill me even though I have a Principal Nomination. I feel that every other part of my application is solid.
     
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    Any insight?
     
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    I doubt there is much to add other than what SuaSponte posted. I expect you'll be OK. If not it will be due to the math which would make you scholastically unqualified. The bright side of that, if it occurs (which I doubt) is that you would be eligible for appointment to prep school. In any case there is nothing to be done now. It is what it is and you gave it your best shot. Why not be patient and positive and see what comes out the other end?
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Were you advised by USNA Admissions at any point to retake the ACT/SAT?
     
  8. gavigane14

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    Thank you for the information. @usna1985, surprisingly, I was never asked by the Admsissions Board to retake the SAT/ACT. On the other hand, I was sent an email by the admissions office requesting me to send my 7th semester transcript to Annapolis, which will be sent tomorrow.
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    As others have said, it's very hard to predict. The fact they requested your fall transcript MAY indicate they want to see those grades before making their decision on scholastic qualification.
     
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    I feel that I did pretty well last semester. I had 4 A's and 2 B's.
     
  11. mdn18

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    Speaking of scholastically qualified, I have a question. I'm in the top 9 or 10% of my grade, have decent SAT scores and a very good GPA, am taking AP and honors classes and doing very well in them. However, I never took a chemistry class because my school does not required it and instead I took honors physics for a year (junior year). Now I am taking honors physics 2 (semester course). At the time, I didn't really know about USNA and how much not taking a chemistry class could "hurt" my chances of being academically qualified, especially since its a core class. Any insight? Perhaps I could be found not academically and offered a spot at NAPS? I'm qualified for medical and physical.
     
  12. SuaSponte

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    mdn18 you are definitely not a candidate for NAPS; NAPS is a program for candidates who are seriously deficient academically, the fact that you are missing only 1 core class does not mean you are severely deficient. I'm sure they would like to see chem but most plebes end up taking chem anyway, I wouldn't worry about something you can't change now.
     
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    I know mids and cadets with WAY worse SAT's than you, you should be fine.
     
  14. bburns112

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    Wait, I was told by my BGO that I was found Scholastically Qualified by the Academy. However, I did not receive a congressional nomination... My BGO, as well as my Admissions Counselor, informed me that I still had a shot at NAPS... Was I given false information? :frown:
     
  15. mdn18

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    bburns112,

    Well...your BGO should not have told you if you are academically qualified. I was under the impression that if you were academically qualified, NAPS wasn't really an option; that it's more for people lacking in grades or SAT. Perhaps you still have a chance if you applied for the VP nomination. :rolleyes:
     
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    Jarhead1775 thank you for your input. That made me feel alot better about the whole situation.
     
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    Sent you pm
     
  18. gavigane14

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    Got the PM. Will be sure to keep everyone updated.
     

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