USMA chances

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by frenzymando, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. frenzymando

    frenzymando Banned

    Feb 3, 2015
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    Hi I am currently a junior, class of 2016, in high school and I was wondering if I have a decent chance, if any at all, of making it into the USMA. Here are my stats:
    3.86 unweighted/4.30 weighted GPA
    Class rank: 66/429(I know not very good)
    PSAT: 70CR/71M/70W = 211 total (Should qualify for National Merit Finalist, cutoff was only 207 in my state, Alabama, last year)
    ACT 31 composite with 32 English/33 Math/30 Reading/28 Science (This should go up to around a 34, I took it last year without any preparation)
    Honors/AP courses: Honors English 9 and 10, AP English 11, Honors Chemistry, AP Chemistry(3 on exam), AP Environmental Science, Honors Algebra 2 w/Trig, Honors Precalculus
    I'm going to take AP English 12 as well as Honors Calculus and AP Calculus next year(My school works by semesters so I can take both in the same academic year)
    Varsity Football 2 years(Will have 3 years by graduation)
    Rec League basketball 3 years(4 years by graduation) Captain all 3 years so far(4 by graduation)
    Mile Time:6:23
    Shuttle Run:8.20
    Have not tried the other events but I am 5'8 and I weigh 140 pounds with a bench max of 165, squat max of 325, power clean max of 175, and a deadlift max of 300 so I am in good overall physical condition.
    Extracurricular Activities(non-athletic):
    National Honor Society 1 year(2 years by graduation)
    Air Force JROTC (4 courses completed by graduation)
    Air Force JROTC Academic team
    Leadership positions(non-athletic):
    Air Force JROTC Flight Operator, rank of Cadet Technical Sergeant
    Air Force JROTC Flight Superintendent, rank of Cadet Technical Sergeant
    Air Force JROTC Academic team commander, rank of Cadet 2nd Lieutenant
    Community Service:
    I've done community service with both JROTC and NHS. Not sure how many hours.
    Work Experience:

    I'm half white and half Asian from Alabama if that matters...

    All input is welcome, even criticism, but try and keep it constructive! Thanks!
  2. civic29

    civic29 Member

    Aug 15, 2014
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    See sticky thread in top of the usma section titled "chance me"

    2019 WestPoint class appointee

    Recipient of 4 year army rotc scholarship.
  3. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

    Oct 21, 2010
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    Your resume looks impressive to me. The only way to know if you can make it is to apply.
  4. Dixieland

    Dixieland Member

    Mar 10, 2010
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    Boys' State? Eagle Scout?
  5. wildblueyonder

    wildblueyonder USAFA '19

    Jan 31, 2015
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    Looks good so far. Keep up the good grades, and try to improve that (already high) GPA even more. Your leadership looks good, IMO, but I would try to add a couple more activities (Civil Air Patrol, Boy Scouts, Boys' State) if you can do so without compromising academics or athletics.

    Also, I would suggest that you start taking the SAT right away. I took mine a total of 3 times and improved my score on each successive test. Practice definitely makes perfect on the standardized tests.

    Finally, getting some kind of work experience would likely help your application. It doesn't need to be full time employment, but having a job clearly shows that you can handle real-world responsibility and operate as a successful team member.

    Best of luck to you as you continue to prepare! Based on your resume, I'd say you have a lot going for you. :thumb:
  6. BSN1985

    BSN1985 Member

    Jan 15, 2015
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    Academically you look good. Your ACT scores are strong especially math. AP classes appropriate and would assume you plan on taking more AP exams. If you can take AP physics that will benefit you especially with the chemistry and calculus. You would probably be able to validate some of these classes if you get 4s and 5s on the AP exams and test out. You should be a strong candidate for SLE.

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