VMI acceptance

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  1. eagleman

    eagleman Candidate

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    I know this admission question is asked a lot, but i am curious to know if I am an individual who seems like they will be accepted to VMI. Here is a brief resume:

    GPA: 3.5
    ACT:24

    Extracurricular:
    Varsity Basketball: (9-10)
    Varsity Cross-Country: (11)
    Varsity Tennis: (9-11)
    National Forensics League: (10)
    Sports editor of school newspaper: (9)

    Community Service:
    300+ hrs.

    Leadership:
    Life Scout (working on my Eagle)
    Student Senate Treasurer: (9-10)
    Tennis Team Captain: (10)
    recipient of the Hugh O'Brian Leadership Award

    Work experience
    was a counselor at a summer camp for 2 wks.
    various landscaping and home care jobs

    Many Thanks,
    JLT
     
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  2. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    eagleman: You look pretty strong to me- Are you applying for an ROTC scholarship as well?
    Good luck:thumb:
     
  3. eagleman

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    Bruno:
    Thanks for answering so promptly. Yes I am applying for an Army ROTC scholarship. As a follow up question, do you think it is important, in my case, to go for an interview. The problem is that I live in Texas, so getting up there takes a little more time and money.:shake:
     
  4. TurkishRunner

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    if your gpa is out of 4.0 you'll get in. it's a little bit harder for out of state but you definitely have a good shot.

    about the interview, it really isn't worth going to if you live so far away. when i went for one (i live two hours away), it was over in about 10 minutes.. if you're concerned about that, submit an essay with your application and save yourself some money.
     
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    o you don't need to go for an interview- but there are Alumni who will be happy to interview you, answer as many questions as they can and who submit the interview to VMI as part of your packet. You can find the nearest here:http://www2.vmi.edu/apps/contact_vmi/alumni_map.asp?state=tx
    If you can spring it -go for an orientation weekend in the early fall. It's really worth going- you will get a good feel for the place, something that is really important at all schools but critical for a place like VMI. While you are there you can get an interview with any academic and military departments that you are interested in including the admissions folks if you coordinate with them ahead of time.
     
  6. tonk002

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    Echoing what has already been said. I had an interview at VMI when I went down a month ago. It was nice to see the Lexington, but the interview was only about 10-15 minutes. Its not a make or break type of thing. I think you'll be fine.
     
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    VMI

    DS got in OOS and had a few less EC's..Drama,music etc..only baseball for 2 years. A lot of volunteer/church related activities. ACT was equal, GPA 3.9 carrying AP classes. He never had a formal interview (that he was aware of) but he spent the night on a open house and attended a chemistry camp there last summer so I am sure they looked him over pretty good. If you can bump up your ACT/SAT score you may want to look at the Institute Scholar program. As far as your GPA, Do what you can to improve, but if you are taking AP Physics, Calc and the like it's probably not as big of a deal as it would be if most of the 3.5 you have came from gym class and general math.
    He also had his ROTC interview locally and we were told that was not an issue that they hold against you. I called the ROO at VMI before that decision was made. Good Luck to you.
     

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