What are my chances?

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  1. bmcfarlin

    bmcfarlin Member

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    I want more than anything to be able to get into West Point. I don't think my academics or extracurriculars are a problem, but I am lacking in sports due to a shoulder injury.

    3.92 GPA

    All Honors/AP Classes

    34 (rounded up from a 33.75) ACT Score
    34 Science
    36 Reading
    33 English
    32 Math

    Active Member of BETA Club, FBLA, and Spanish Club
    President and founder of Environmental Club
    Fundraising Committee Member of Habitat for Humanity Club
    Member of National Honor Society

    I have a good amount of volunteer hours

    I have a Black Belt in Taekwondo
    I am certified as an Open Water Scuba Diver

    I played football for my school, and lettered, in the 10th grade. I also played basketball in a rec league in the 10th grade. However, I tore a ligament in my shoulder that ended up requiring surgery. I was inactive for a while, but I now lift weights, run, and play golf every week.
     
  2. Vista123

    Vista123 Member

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    Are you completely healed?
     
  3. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    Chances are 0 if you don't apply. No one can really chance you as there are so many variables in the whole person score; so you have to take what anyone says, in that regard, with a grain of salt.

    All that being said your Stats look pretty good. At least you can show some sports and explain your shoulder injury as the reason you haven't done more. The golf, weightlifting, scuba and tae kwon do should additionally help.

    Keep pursing leadership positions and get back into sports if you can (I'm assuming you're a Junior).

    Your shoulder injusry may be problematic. DoDMERB might disqualify you medically but if you're fully healed I doubt they will. Just wanted to point out the potential downside.

    You should consider ROTC as plan B and also have plans C, D, E etc. in place.
     
  4. bmcfarlin

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    I am 100% healed. I also plan to go out for my schools golf team this spring.
     

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