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Discussion in 'Publicly and Privately Funded Military Colleges' started by danielwhit, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. danielwhit

    danielwhit Daniel

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    I do not know if anyone who is currently reading this thread read my previous thread on my chances of getting into VMI, but to those who read and/or responded, thank you. Now that I am entering into my senior year, I was hoping you all could help me out again as I apply to VMI.
    My qualifications: 3.5 GPA after starting at the 3.2 mark after freshman year, 5 AP classes, 1850 SAT (1260 without writing), three-year Varsity starting pitcher/outfielder, a bunch of summer and fall teams, I've sold wine, coached kids at a baseball camp, and I am currently finishing up work as a camp counselor, I'm physically active every day, and I'm at the top 1/5 of my class (definite this time, my counselor and I compared statistics).
    As for the application process, I know that I want to apply early decision, and to do so, I must complete a common application form. I am not too clear on the other steps I need to complete to get into my choice school.
    If anyone here could let me know on the other steps I need to complete to apply early action, give me an opinion as to whether or not to apply for an NROTC scholarship, and my chances of getting into VMI, I would be extremely grateful. Anyone who has questions or anything, feel free to message me. Thank you.
     
  2. TurkishRunner

    TurkishRunner Member

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    You're MOST LIKELY in. I got in with the following resume applying early decision, if it helps you feel better.

    3.55 weighted GPA
    2 AP classes my whole high school career (US and Gov't)
    3 years of XC and track, only 2 of them varsity.
    no community service

    I think you have a very good chance of getting in, if not almost guaranteed.

    As for applying, its pretty easy. Simply follow the steps here.

    http://www.vmi.edu/Content.aspx?id=4261

    I don't know much about applying for ROTC scholarships, but if you are certain about commissioning into the Navy, why not? Usually you want to get started on that as early as possible though, as slots are pretty competitive.
     
  3. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    Like Turkish Runner says- i think that you have a pretty strong application for VMI. As for the NROTC scholarship- I can't say what your chances are as the process is rather opaque, but I can definitely say that if you don't apply you have No Chance. So- if you want to be a Navy officer: APPLY for the scholarship. At worst- you are turned down- at best- you will get selected for a scholarship. Apply as early as you can so that you have the maximum number of looks by the various boards.
     
  4. danielwhit

    danielwhit Daniel

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    Thank you both, I'm really apprehensive about this because this is my top choice.
     

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