Starting Young pt. 2

Discussion in 'Publicly and Privately Funded Military Colleges' started by Texan, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. Texan

    Texan Member

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    Hello,

    I know I posted the same question regarding West Point at another place. But, as a freshman, I am interested in West Point but I want to get a feel for all my options. Here are my stats so far. I understand that it is a incomplete list, and it is hard to speculate with just paper but anything is appreciated.

    Academic:
    3.8 GPA unweighted. Weighted is a 4.3
    1 AP Class, 2 Pre AP- out of 8 [2 electives and 5 core classes]

    Athletic:
    Nothing yet, I am thinking about doing something out of school

    Extra:
    50 hrs of community service so far,
    Student council senator
    Debate team- compete everywhere and have had success

    Any recommendations? Any help is appreciated.
    Thanks
     
  2. tonk002

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    You have some really great stats. for a freshman. As far as looking at college, I know that through people on the forum, visits to both USMA and some Senior Military Colleges, it is crucial to have strength in academics, leadership and in athletics. Your academics are obviously very, very strong. Your leadership, for a freshman, is also great. As you get older, maybe add something either in school or out of school - especially like Boys State. Admissions reps. from both USMA and SMC's have said that Boys State is great.
    As far as athletics goes, you really need to get involved in something. Its an important part of the application, so say admissions reps. I had always wrestled, but I go to a school that is in the top 10 prep school teams in the nation. Im varsity, but not anywhere near that talent level to be a national athlete. So I started cycling, and won some races- and I loved it. Just do something you like that you can develop with and succeed at in the future.
    You are a freshman- you have a lot of time to grow. :thumb:
     
  3. Texan

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    Thank you very much for the advice
     

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