What are my chances? Honest evaluation

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  1. EVDfootball

    EVDfootball Member

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    I am from Massachusetts I am a junior

    Gpa 4.30 A average, 14 out of 530

    Sat: 1490( yeah I know red flag on this)

    Fully healthy would pass medical exam

    My resume summed up.

    Sports- football. In football Jv captain, varsity this year, bunch of team accolades, Gatorade player of year nomination , team USA u16 nomination. Bench 315, squat 585, dead clean 545, power clean 315, I am 67 inches and weigh 168lbs. I played basketball and baseball freshman year. Now I am in recreational sports. I do lots of exercise. 100 push ups in two minutes, 98 crunches in two, 17 pull ups, 1 mile in 6:37, I can pass CFA. For academics I take honors and ap mostly a's one b plus. I have five perfect scores on school fitness tests.Certificate of achievements in all my classes. Honor roll every quarter of my career.academic recognition from 17 colleges. National honor society, national society of high school scholars,long island summer honors program, national academy of future scientists and technologists award of excellence, delegate in that academy. 8 award from science fair. Invitation to scholarship dinner,EHS award, Spanish national exam honorable mention, U.S. Achievement academy, five letters of outstanding performance from superintendent , two from mayor. Red ribbon award. I have much more awards but you guys get the point. I have mix of city,state, and national awards and distinction. For my leadership I am a student ambassador, student government, Jv football captain, school, class, and student body representative, teacher assistant, rotary club leadership program and I hot into National youth leadership forum in national security. Church officer, special Olympics coach, tutor in all subjects ,and 180 hours of community service, and take care of my family. The rest is I participate in the Siemens competition, Google science fair, Intel science taken search, American Red Cross, helping hands at work, kids united by service, key club, trivia team(captain), weightlifting and powerlifting. For senior year I will get to the 200 community service plateau, hopefully an officer in my clubs, and get to 1800 on sat. I still don't know what happened. I had the book and studied for several months

    Please let me know of what I could do better. Remember this is summed up, I have much much awards.

    Thank you for helping me out
     
  2. EVDfootball

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    For those reading, there are typos because of my iPad's auto correct. Sorry about that.
     
  3. JakeFromWisco

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    1490 with CR + Math? Or CR, math and writing?

    Besides that, you're looking pretty good. Keep looking for those leadership positions, prepare for your interviews and keep at it.
     
  4. EVDfootball

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    Thanks jake, my sat is 500 math, 500 critical reading, and 490 writing. This is something I need to work on. I plant to take a sat course in the fall.
     
  5. Usnavy2019

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    If you are interested in playing football in college, consider dropping a line to the football coach at USMA. You have nothing to lose. If they like you, great! If not, no sweat. Recruited athletes are in a minority in the pool of applicants. Also, a lot of recruited athletes attend USMAPS (prep school). It's a year of high school review, but you get a year of academic, athletic, and military preparation and you report in ahead of the game the following summer (granted you check all the boxes in prep school).
     
  6. EVDfootball

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    I sent a recruit questionnaire to both sprint football and football. I don't think I'll will have any problems with sprint. For a 168 "little dude" I can pack a serious punch. For regular, the only thing is my height.
     
  7. EVDfootball

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    I am also applying to the naval academy.
     
  8. Jcleppe

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    Are you a rising Junior or Senior starting next year?

    Your right, you will need to work on your SAT, have you considered the ACT?

    Have you considered applying for the AROTC Scholarship? If you can get your SAT (CR and Math) up to 1100 or over it would improve your chances with the Scholarship, you will lose points on the interview sheet with a score below 1100. AROTC also Superscores the SAT and ACT.
     
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  9. JakeFromWisco

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    Yeah, definitely get those SAT scores up. Like Jcleppe mentioned, try the ACT too. Very different tests. You may do a lot better on one than the other.

    A quick tip: Get on good terms with your FFR. Every FFR is different, but mine was constantly pushing my case with the higher ups in the admissions process. It's always good to have someone on your side in the process.
     
  10. EVDfootball

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    I'm a rising senior and yes I will start in the fall
     
  11. EVDfootball

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    Jcleppe I periodically email my field force officer to update him on my progress, I don't think most candidates do that. The idea is to show him I really x100 care and want an appointment.
     
  12. EVDfootball

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    And yes I am applying to army rotc. The only things left for me is fitness test( too easy), guidance form ,and transcript. I also applying to USNA, norwich, the citadel, vmi, Boston university, and Texas a and m, and I applied to army rotc and nrotc navy option
     
  13. Jcleppe

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    I think you would be surprised at how many keep in touch, most competitive applicants keep in contact throughout the process. Good that your keeping up with it, always helps to keep yourself known.

    You may want to wait to send in your application to AROTC until you retake the SAT. You will want your SAT score to be above 1100 or, ACT 24 or above, prior to your interview so you can receive the max points. If you do not have these scores then you will be boarded with a below max interview score. This will lower your chances for a scholarship especially for the schools you have listed, all of those schools are highly competitive for AROTC Scholarships.
     
  14. EVDfootball

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    Thank you again for your advice.
     
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    Taking a SAT cours in the fall might be too late. Typically for West Point, candidates with "low" SAT/ACT scores are not allow to complete the application. Usually completed application is required for the DODMERB exam (medical) authorization. You might get the DODMERB exam through Navy or ROTC, but West Point won't request the exam result.
     
  16. EVDfootball

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    Did anyone from the northeast get an email that their portal will open around August 15?
     
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    Test score is low. Hire a tutor for ACT. Take each time offered. They superstore. But honestly you need to improve the math score a lot. You need at least a 28 to be competitive. Best of luck.
     
  19. Jcleppe

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    The issue with ROTC in regard to DODMERB is that the applicant is not sent to get their exam until they have been awarded a scholarship. The earliest an applicant will be contacted by DODMERB would be early to mid November if they are selected by the first board.
     
  20. USNA Hopeful '20

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    Hey man you look good besides the ACT/SAT which you already know. Improve that and you should be a very competitive candidate!

    On a side note, I wouldn't list the National Society of High School Scholars on your resume because most colleges know it is an honor you paid for and basically a scam. That's just my two cents and am in no way trying to sound rude.

    Good luck man, I hope we here of your appointment in a few months!
     

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