Transferring the best option?

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  1. c/o2018 kid

    c/o2018 kid New Member

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    I've been thinking about attending a service academy (WP or Annapolis ) for a while and I'm not really asking what my chances are bc they're a little slim to none but nonetheless I guess I'll tell you guys about myself. I figured I could maybe transfer after a year of 'regular'college. I have a 3.6 gpa unweighted (currently trying to raise it.) 4.1 weighted. I take mostly honors classes except math. I haven't played a sport unless you count bowling. I move around alot and often it's to late for me to join most sports. I've done science Olympiad since sophomore year and I have received some first place medals. I'm in key club and I do volunteer work outside of school. But I don't have nearly enough hours to compete with most of these kids. Next year I'll have all honors classes math included but no ap classes which is probably hurting me. I was thinking I could take some online classes since that's what I'll be doing this summer. I'm also interested in joining track since I've already talked to the coach. I know these stats are pretty poor but I figured I could at least try to work on it. I was wondering what things I could do in order to be able to at least have a shot at being able to transfer? Any feed back would be extremely helpful as I'm a little ignorant to how this process works.
     
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    Nope....

    I would suggest looking at ROTC programs if you want to commission. Transferring into a SA academy from another college is not possible. In all cases, an application must be filed and accepted, becoming 3Qd, (3Qd = academically qualified, physically and DoDMERB) and receiving a nomination from one or more sources.


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  3. kl3661

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    You can't exactly transfer but if you apply and get accepted, you'll have to go back to being a freshman or plebe so if you want to know how the process works, just look up on how to apply

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    Ah I see. Thank you both for responding

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    Where would you be applying from? If you are going to apply from say Northern Virginia, you stats don't look good. However, if you applying from a rural area you might get lucky. Several years ago, a Congressional district in MD had no qualified candidate. Assuming you are healthy and you do well on the SAT/ACT, you have a decent chance of being determined fully qualified. Not playing varsity sports hurts, but it won't stop you. Yes, SAs look for leadership, for West Point, it's 30% of the evaluation AND it is further broken down into School Official Evaluation, activities, and sports. Regardless of how much leadership experience you have, it is only going to help to max about 1/3 of the 30% leadership evaluation. Many candidates with great "leadership" (i.e. school/class president, boys/girl state, team captains, and etc) get rejected because their grades/SAT/ACT are not good.

    Another thing I have seen in many candidates that talk about applying from college again, never do. I think for some candidates once they are in a college, they lose the drive to attend a SA.

    Believe in yourself and give 100%. Your posting read as I don't think I am going to get in, so I am working on my plan B already. If so why bother?
     
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    I also was reading somewhere that you could apply after graduating from high school. Is it a similar process as applying while in high school or is it completely different because if I can apply after graduating then I'd like to do so.
     
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    Yes, the only distinction is first time applicant or re-applicant.

    If you are going to apply after graduating high school, wait until early August as applying now might cause the system to think you are applying this year (class starting in this July) because of the high school graduation year and close your application.
     
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    Since I won't graduate hs until 2015 I'd just apply in early August of that same year?

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  9. GoArmyBeatNavy

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    Apply for admission in the class entering summer 2015. Apply to civilian schools as well. If you don't get into an academy, then reapply. I went to a civilian college for two years before going to West Point. It's not uncommon.
     

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