What are my chances of getting in?

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  1. skier

    skier Member

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    Hello,
    It has been my life long dream to attend West Point and I will do whatever it takes to get in. My question is am I good enough to get in, and also what do I need to work? Here's my stats.

    school
    I am a junior in high school (17 years old)
    Currently I have a 3.7 g.p.a (I am trying as hard at I can to bring it up)
    Currently in ap us history and ap English. The rest are all honors (I am taking c++)
    Next year I plan on taking ap calculus, ap English, ap physics, and ap java and maybe another ap history.
    I plan on majoring in engineering.
    1200 on sat (I only took it one and will take it more times)

    out of school
    Currently work as a ski instructor. I am a registered member of the professional ski instructors of America. I am going to go for my level 1 cert next month

    I plan on getting a job as either a lifeguard of a swim instructor this summer.

    Member of book club, ski club, debate team, chess club, member of NHS, academic team, FBLA (competing in states for cyber security), Boy Scout (joined recently and almost to eagle. I attended the national jamboree and was picked to be the spl. I am currently our troops aspl), geology club, anti-bullying club, interact and a few others.

    Run varsity cross county (2 years), varsity track (3 years), football and basketball (1 year each)

    I am a member of my school's jrotc battalion. I am the battalion commander (highest position) as a junior, which I am pretty proud of. I have had numerous leadership positions and awards. I have done color guards at professional football and college basketball games. I am on the jrotc academic, drill, marksmanship, color guard, and raider team. I am the captain of many of the teams. I have also been to the jrotc summer camp two times, where I won many leadership awards.

    Picked to go to the honors camp cadet camp, ran by the PA State Police. I was one of 50 picked over 500.

    future plans
    Applied for boys state
    Going to apply to the West Point and the Naval academy's camp

    community service
    Over 300 hours through jrotc, the Boy Scouts, and soup kitchens, etc.
    5 day mission trip to New Jersey for hurricane sandy help(not included in my hours)
    Plan on getting involved with my local hospital to volunteer


    My plan is if I can't get into West Point, I would go to VMI for a year then try to transfer. If I would go to VMI I would try to get a Army ROTC scholarship. How are my chances, and is my plan if I don't get in possible?

    Thank you,
    AM
     
  2. HydroJim

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    Is your 1200 out of 1600 or 2400?

    60% of your app is academics so focus on getting your SAT scores up and try the ACT also. your GPA is solid if that is unweighted. Your leadership is good. Focus on getting a varsity letter and team captain status. start training for the CFA as soon as possible. I assume that would be after track season. The summer is a great time to get up every morning a run and workout. run a practice test of the CFA each month to track your progress and see what you need to work on. Prepare all your applications early and get them done as early as possible.

    Remember, test scores are the most important thing.
     
  3. skier

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    It was out of 1600.
     
  4. jackiejyp7

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    Usually want a 1350 or higher out of 1600. Writing is considered. They look at your essay quality.
     
  5. Turn28

    Turn28 West Point Class of 2017

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    Yeah, my biggest advice for your profile is to focus on your SAT scores.
     
  6. tug_boat

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    Not too shabby...

    Skier, you're on the right path and your goals are right there for summer. However, get your ACT/SAT test scores higher. Your scores need to be in the 32/730 range. This will solidify your opportunity.

    Keep taking those standardized test over and over again.

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     

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