VMI vs. All else (Norwich, A&M, VT Cadets)

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  1. alexkrills9

    alexkrills9 Member

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    My dream is to survive the rat line and become a cadet at VMI, Ive done some researching and found that my GPA doesnt make the cut for the VMI avg admissions.(3.0). I have a visit scheduled for spring break to VMI and VT, any tips? Anything would be appreciated! I just want to get in!
     
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    Just want to make a correction, my GPA is 3.2 ( sorry, typo above)and i have yet to take the SAT's.

    I am involved in multiple extracurricular's, and my schedule mainly consists of honors and AP classes. ( which i have A's in). The low GPA is due to my math and science classes. (Trig, H. Physics). I plan on majoring in history as well and i am interested mainly in NROTC.
    Thanks!
     
  3. angryundead

    angryundead The Citadel | 2005

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    Take the SAT's. Take them early and often. Practice good test taking skills. Make it a game. Push that score onward and upward.

    That being said The Citadel accepts a larger applicant pool than VMI. If they both start with the top 1000 or so, VMI only accepts around 400 but The Citadel has the capacity for 700-800.

    Of course, you know what I'm going to say.
     
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    Last Year...

    Last year DS applied and was accepted to VMI and his gpa was 3.2 and his SAT scores were 1500 if I'm not mistaken. DS had lots of extracurriculars ie. Capt in football wrestling, and leader of a couple of clubs too. However he chose to attend North Georgia instead. He finished 1st semester at UNG with a 3.6 :)

    So 3.2 still puts you in the game. good luck.
     
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    Early Admissions

    Thanks! One last question, in terms of early admissions, does it make a big enough difference in terms of acceptance to do?
     
  6. NorwichDad

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    +1. It is real important to take a prep course for the SATs. You can learn a few things that can boost your scores. Make sure the admissions office knows when you are visiting the school. Make sure you meet with them and the ROTC departments. Note on your school application the dates/whom you met with. Stay in touch with them.

    Good Luck
     
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    Consider taking ACTs too. My DS scored 600s on math and English- not good enough for any of the SAs. But he scored a 31 on ACT and the individual scores converted to much higher SATs. The ACTs just seemed to click with him. (Waiting to hear from SAs..,)
    Good luck!
     
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    Because they are both considered "flagship" institutions both Virginia Tech and Texas A&M can be difficult to obtain admission. Texas A&M offers a "backdoor" if you will. If you attend it's maritime satellite school, Texas A&M Galveston ("TAMUG") for a year and have a 2.5 you are guaranteed admission into the main College Station campus. TAMUG is home to the Texas Maritime Academy and has a NROTC detachment. If you went that route you'd then have to do a semester in Squadron 18 at the College Station campus as a "Fish" (First Year cadet). You can learn more by asking questions of either cadets or staff members. http://corps.tamu.edu/
     
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    Is VMI without a doubt your #1 choice? Are you committed to going there if you are accepted ED? If not, then don't apply ED. But your answers are yes, then you have nothing to lose. They do relax the standards a smidge to those apply ED because those applicants are highly motivated, and there's a lot to be said for hard work. Also, if you're not accepted ED, they still keep you at the top of the stack - in other words, you're not shoved to the bottom.

    My DS just broke out of the ratline, and now he says he loves being there!

    Good luck in this process - it's so exciting!
     

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