what are my chances in maryland

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  1. maxd950729

    maxd950729 Member

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    I have read a bunch of chances post but none are state specific. I'll just list my stats and any information will be helpful. Thanks!

    I'm a junior in high school in Maryland
    unweighted gpa: 3.88
    weighted gpa: 4.23

    class rank:7 out of 307
    ACT scores
    30 math
    30 english
    24 reading
    24 science
    20 writing

    1 year of varisty swimming varsity letter also
    2 years of JV soccer
    1 year of JV cross country
    2 years of club baseball

    eagle scout I have had these leadership postions in Scouts also: Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader
    I got accepted to Boy's state so I will be attending that this summer
    I'm a 2nd Lieutenant in my MCJROTC unit and the S-5 officer
    I have over 40 hours of community service
    I do youth group at my church
    part of the drill team
    head of my committee in the Varsity Captains Club at my school
    part of the national honors society


    I already know I need to bring up my ACT scores (which I'm working on) but is everything else at least somewhat competitive?
     
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    ktnatalk Sailor. Shipmate. Parent.

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    Say you will pass CFA and be qualified medically.

    What you have no control:
    your school profile

    What you have some control:
    Push for overall A the rest of this year in all your classes (how are you doing so far? 3rd quarter interim just received? Taking any AP exam in the spring?)
    Work hard to prepare for ACT (did you try the new SAT last week? Definitely work hard to prep for that too)
    Sign up for high level/AP classes next year if you could (go back to see your counselor if needed), especially math and sciences.
    The recommendations from your counselor, English and Math teachers this year are critical. Impress them with your effort, work habits, timeliness and performance. Hope you have been doing that all along.
    Your essay. "Why should they take you?"
    Your BGO interview. Prep for it. Impress him/her.

    I wish you asked this six months ago. Can't go back in time, therefore Get Hot and Turn To (navy lingo) if you are serious. Best of luck!
     
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    USNA applies the same criteria to all candidates with regard to being 3Q regardless of where they are from. Each MOC has their own criteria for determining who gets a NOM. Frankly, as many times as it gets asked on here, no one can tell your chances of getting an appointment. We have no idea what your teacher recommendations will say or how well you do with your BGO & MOC interviews.
     
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    Right now I'm in AP physics and AP world history
    My math and english teachers know I'm my extreme interest in the Naval Academy and have told my parents I'm an excellent student so I shoudldn't have a problem with my teachers writing me a bad recommendation. I got straight As last semester. I'm taking AP calculus, AP literature and AP European History for my senior year. My dad is a BGO and will help me with the BGO interview because he has conducted many of them so he knows the questions that are asked.
     
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    ktnatalk Sailor. Shipmate. Parent.

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    It is good to have great rapport from your teachers. Your father should be able to give you good advice as he probably have seen a variety of interview performance.

    Is he a BGO in the same county? Wouldn't he know how to improve your chance from his experience?
     
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    Your dad is a BGO and you're asking this forum what your chances are?
     
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    ktnatalk Sailor. Shipmate. Parent.

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    It is indeed an interesting one. I wonder if dad encouraged OP to ask.
     
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    maxd950729 Member

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    I have spoke to him before but I just wanted to get another person's opinion.
     
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    ktnatalk Sailor. Shipmate. Parent.

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    That's fair. Anything he said that we missed? Has he served in uniform or graduated from one of the academies?
     
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    Your info is fairly similar to mine and I received an appointment. I was a principal nominee so that may have boosted me over the hump though. I would just focus on doing really well with the BGO and MOC interviews. I had contacted and met wit my MOC representatives and BGO a good amount before my interviews so when I got to the interviews i was already on good terms with both and I think that helped me a lot.
     
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    Yes he graduated from the USNA in 1995. Thanks everyone for the information!
     
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    ktnatalk Sailor. Shipmate. Parent.

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    Check. Good luck, Max D.!
     

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