Should i retake SAT's

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  1. EchoRF26983

    EchoRF26983 New Member

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    Hi there!
    I just finished my Freshmen year of college with a GPA of 3.85. I am also a Army ROTC Cadet with what i believe is an extensive Extracurricular profile.

    I did poorly in high school with a 82.67 GPA out of 100 and SAT score of 1510 and never took the ACT. However as a 19 year old I am Cisco Certified IT Technician (People graduate college to get these), I was an Officer for SkillsUSA, Committee Chair of Model UN where i won two awards for best paper including one being at a UN hosted conference, I played Varsity Volleyball, I did an Internship as a IT technician at Bank of America for an entire summer my junior year of high school, 8 months of internship experience at a non profit where i did some admin work as well. I have some voluntary political campaigning experience. Oh and i was part of the National Technical Honor Society and did IT troubleshooting for my high school and my Principle speaks highly of me. I still go back my high school to do advising and mentoring for our Model UN program. Did i mention i met the Russian Delegation?
    I am hoping that admissions will look at who i am now with excellent grades and extracurricular rather than my past high school grades. Other than ROTC, everything else i mentioned i did in high school. I hope this proves that i am ambitions and mentally strong. What are my chances? anyone please and thank you!
     
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    Is the 1510 your score out of 1600 or 2400? If it's out of 2400, yes, take again. If out of 1600, you're pretty set. West Point is interested in how you do in college classes and you are doing very well. You will have the opportunity to have your ROTC leadership nominate you as well as your MOCs. I strongly suggest (speaking as a teacher here) that you capitalize your i's...even on a forum. If you do it here, you won't forget and leave them little in your essays.
     
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    EchoRF26983 New Member

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    Sorry could you elaborate on what MOC's are?
     
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    Also is it not to late for me to retake the SAT's? I believe the next availability is in October and if I am looking for a nomination is it not to late already?
    Moreover with my college GPA and extensive curricular activities will my current SAT scores crucially jeopardize my chance of getting into any of the service academies? My dream is serve but what other fine way than graduating from West Point. I am just curious. Thank you
     
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    Please answer my question and I can advise you. Does 1510 include the writing portion? Is your score 1510/1600 or 1510/2400?
     
  6. tug_boat

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    Before we answer anymore questions, I strongly advise you to change your member name. In other words don't use your real name: suggestion-ducks_gave_the_stanelycup_away.

    Yes take the ACT/SAT as often as you can. Take a look at class comps and that is what your goals should be. 32/730 range. You must take classes that are similar to first year classes. You need to show you can handle a 19 to 21 unit load with Math (Calc at a collage level) Chem with lab at a college level. No one here can really give you an idea if you could make it. We really don't know that much about you.

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
  7. Dixieland

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    I see that you asked this same question in the USNA and AFA forums too. The Mods really frown on that.:frown:
     
  8. mom3boys

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    I see that you answered the question over on AFA forum, so I'll just reiterate what they said: your SAT's are too low to be considered for an appointment.
     

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