SLE Application Question

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  1. JokerSixActual

    JokerSixActual New Member

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    What does the application usually look like? I would assume that it would require GPA, standardized test scores, and extracurriculars, but do I also have to send in letters of recommendation? I'd look and see, but the application doesn't open until January 8th.
     
  2. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    As far as I remember, it's SAT/ACT scores, GPA, maybe class rank, and ECs. So yes, you were correct. LORs are not necessary, unless they changed it.
     
  3. Vista123

    Vista123 Member

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    if you are looking for something to do to get ready for the summer leadership application put together your resume if you dont already have one.
     
  4. tug_boat

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    They will take either your PSAT score and/or SAT ACT if you have taken them. If you have not taken any of these tests yet you will not be selected for SLS. Not attending SLS is not the end of the world. You can still open your file but it will be later in the year. Yes, start building your resume, apply for for Boys/Girls State, finish your Eagle Scout/Gold Star asap. And get those grades up in the 3.9 range.


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  5. another13mom

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    Take the next ACT or SAT you can (if you don't have PSAT scores). You won't need much information or documentation to apply to SLS (if my aging memory serves, all they asked for were scores, grades and sports involvement). Also, if you aren't accepted, don't fret too much. My son was rejected and assumed it meant he wouldn't get in. A kind mom who was active on this board let us know that being rejected did not mean the end of the road, and so he applied - he is now a firstie. He did much better on his SAT's than his PSAT's and it made the difference.

    His HS GPA wasn't great either - it is amazing what high SAT scores will do for a file.

    Invest in the Official College Board Practice Guide (a BIG blue book available through the college board website as well as most bookstores). It costs about $20 and has five full length SATs. Once you take the practice tests, you can look up why a particular answer is wrong on the College Board website, which is extremely valuable in learning from your mistakes. Best of luck to you.
     
  6. tug_boat

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    HAAA! My bad, its called Summer Leaders Experience (SLE). And apps open on January 8, 2013.


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    now back to work....
     

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