SLS GPA..

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  1. SVG

    SVG USMA Cadet

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    So there was no space for GPA on the SLS form, I'm a bit concerned.
    I meant to put it in comments, but in fighting for space to include all my volunteer/extra currics, it slipped out. I did not include that I am applying for Girl State either.

    AHH! I emailed about the GPA... what should I do?
     
  2. coffeecup3

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    Calm down! :smile: If there wasn't a spot on the application for it than it probably isn't an important factor. I'm assuming that instead of GPA they had class rank? If so, they look at your class rank as a determining factor more than your GPA. If you emailed them, then your fine. But really, I wouldn't worry about it too much. Good Luck!
     
  3. Stormtrooper30

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    I didn't use the comments to my fullest advantage and got accepted. I only put my GPA and a few extra curriculars. Test scores are the most important factor.
     
  4. BeatNavy

    BeatNavy USMA Cadet

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    USMA doesn't really care about GPA because it is relative to the school. Much more important is the Class Rank.
     
  5. tallbutshort

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    I didn't include my GPA and I still got in. So don't worry, it's really not big of a deal.
     
  6. navymidshipman2015

    navymidshipman2015 Prospective

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    I didn't include mine either, but still got in. You're okay! Take a deep breath:thumb:
     
  7. SVG

    SVG USMA Cadet

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    Thanks, everyone.
    Phew *deep breath*
    :)
    Oh, my SATs were not that great though, so that's not too good... my ACT was fairly solid, composite was a 29 with a 32, a 31 on writing, 36 reading, 26 math... then a terrible 23 on chemistry. :thumbdown:

    But my SAT was only 1800. :( Ah, well, I'll prepare for the worst and hope for the best, I suppose. I have a feeling those scores aren't quite going to cut it for SLS. Class ranks are unreleased in my school but given I'm 1/7 students with an A- GPA, only being two with an A, I reckoned I placed about 7/150 (based on an estimation of class size, I go to a rather small school)
     
  8. C/ 2nd Lt. McKnight

    C/ 2nd Lt. McKnight Member

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    Really? What were your scores?
     
  9. wang93

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    my psat was definitely on the low end...192: 70 math, 61 critical reading, 61 writing

    at first i didn't put anything in the remarks section, but i later emailed them and let them know about how i swim 4 1/2 hours a day and all my swimming achievements. i also specified a little about my job as junior class president. i don't know how much of the ECs they took into account considering my psat score was pretty low
     
  10. croc92

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    I went to SLS last year (2009) and I am not the dont have the best grades! You got to remember its a combination of Student, AThletics, and Leadership.
     
  11. wang93

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    oh i forgot to mention that i got accepted to sls this year

    hopefully that helps a little lol
     
  12. SVG

    SVG USMA Cadet

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    I'm starting to wonder if it would have been better to omit my SAT scores since they were lacking, and just to have submitted my ACT which was good.

    I did specify in my remarks that I was retaking SAT. :shake:

    I really want to get into SLS, I feel like it would be such a great experience. I suppose it's still not the end-all if likely don't get accepted, though, since I'm still going to apply to the academy. And with refurbished SAT scores, I'll be competitive. :biggrin:
     
  13. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    I think they just look at the best scores between the two, so submitting your lower SAT scores won't hurt you.

    West Point seems to respond fairly quickly with acceptance/rejection for SLS. If by some chance you don't get it, I would recommend checking out another academy's summer program instead, which would still give you a feel for the lifestyle. My son thought that last summer Navy and AF's summer seminars were far better than WP's (in that order). I've heard from others that Coast Guard offers an incredible experience as well. You should know with time to apply somewhere else if you'd like to try those out.

    Good luck!
     
  14. SVG

    SVG USMA Cadet

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    Hey thanks for the advice, I had not even thought of that. Thanks a lot, I will certainly look into it.
     
  15. Stormtrooper30

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    33 ACT and 210 PSAT. I have a leadership position and play varsity baseball. I didn't put too much in the comments section so West Point must have looked a lot at my scores.

    My only concern is the cost. I'd like to go to SLS, AFA SS, and CGA SS, and that will be a lot of money. Airfare is the main concern.
     
  16. LSSmith

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    I posted this elsewhere on the forums, but anyone applying to SLS at any of the service academies should also look into their state's Boys State/Girls State program. You'd need to get an American Legion to sponsor you, but that's not too difficult to do and the program is wonderful. My son attended last summer, in addition to SLS at WP. He said the Boys State program was more difficult mainly due to the very long hours.
     
  17. SVG

    SVG USMA Cadet

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    Thanks for the advice, LSSmith.
    I have actually already talked to my counselor about Girls State, and she gave me a bunch of information on it and I plan on applying as soon as the window opens. It actually looks like it'd be a great learning experience as well as a good time. :thumb:
     

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