USNA Asmission Chances

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  1. jordan5551

    jordan5551 Member

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    I'm am curious what everyone thinks about my chances of admission to USNA. I am a junior, I have a 3.9 unweighted gpa and a 4.069 weighted I am taking 5 honors classes including: AP Chem, Hnrs English, AP U.S History, Pre-calculus, and Physics. I will only take 3 math classes in high school this is due to my school not offering trig and me having skipped a year in math so I took alg.1 in 8th grade but I will take 5 advanced science courses with at least 4 of those being honors 1 being AP and 2 being concurrent college courses. I do have a year of a foreign language. I am the tournament director of the debate team( team captain) as a junior. I will be a 3 year varsity tennis player but will be involved all 4 years . I am also heavily involved in theatre. The show I was the lead in last year won state I'm the lead in the show again this year. I am in the following clubs/ Hnrs societies: FCA( on the leadership board),NHS, Science NHS, international thespian society, national forensics league, prom committee, spirit club, and drama club. I have done over 150 hours of volunteer work at a local hospital and am also on a student council advisory board for the hospital. My PLAN score was a 24 (28 ACT equivalence). Then I scored a 25 on the ACT I'm taking the SAT in Oct. I'm. In the top 10% of my class of 179 my school is a blue ribbon school. I was just wondering what people thought about my chances of getting in are if you have any questions please ask
     
  2. Vista123

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    It sounded great until I got to the ACT score. That's your significant opportunity for improvement. My advice to you would be to retake each month until you get your BFE.
     
  3. Pima

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    Since you are only a junior make sure you take the PSAT!

    The PSAT is the only way to become a national merit finalist. To be selected as semi finalist you need to score 95 percentile or above. It is something that says to the MOCs, SAs and college that this kid is in the top tier nationally.
    ~ If you look at your plan B schools on their websites, you will see that they like to brag about how many NMSF/NMFs attend their college.

    As I stated on your other post, there is a glaring academic weakness. You have only one year foreign language, their website even states to be competitive you will need AT LEAST 2 years of foreign language.
     
  4. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    There is no requirement to take a foreign language for admission, provided you are taking other "core" courses (e.g., English, history, math, science) at high levels. Foreign language is recommended -- and most successful candidates have taken a foreign language. However, in order to help, the same language should be taken for at least 2 years in h.s. and preferably 3-4.
     
  5. Pima

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    I should have said recommended not required. My point is that the lack of foreign languages could hurt their chances.
    ~ Not only for plan A, SAs, but for Plan B, college too.

    There are a ton of HSs around the country, and each has different requirements for graduation, especially for programs, such as AP/IB/AICE. At our kids high school there are three different diplomas awarded. The lowest is considered the traditional degree, and you need 2 years of foreign language. The college prep degree requires 3 years of foreign language. The last is AICE and it requires 4 years.

    That is my point, regarding chance me. I don't know the stats of how many kids only take two years of foreign language and not three or four, but I doubt it is very high. I don't know one friends' kid that didn't graduate without at least three years of foreign language, and the ones that only had three years were rare co pared to the ones that had four years.
    ~ Mainly due to the fact that most colleges IMPO do not look favorable on less than 3 years.

    We all hope that they get appointed from their MOC slate, but if not they will then go to the national pool and that is when the OP could be at a disadvantage for only having one year regarding their PAR, especially if their school profile shows that the majority of students have three years. They also need to realize that Senators are state wide and it can be an issue there also.

    The other question is what was the breakdown of their ACT? Is it 29 on E, but 21 on M? Or is it all around 24/25/26s to give them a 25?
     
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