What are my friend's chances?

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  1. kelleyusma2014

    kelleyusma2014 Member

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    So a really good friend of mine wants more than anything to get into West Point. I am already appointed, and it is killing him having to wait to find out! What do you think his chances are? I am trying to get some reassurance for him that he has a great chance.

    He is number 4 in our class of 762.
    He is president of the National Honor Society.
    He has 5 AP classes this year.
    He has done a lot of volunteer work.
    He has received 2 congressional nominations already.

    A problem is, he just started playing a sport this year. Throughout his freshman, sophomore, and junior years he did not play any sports. He plays lacrosse, and will get a varsity letter for it this year.

    On the CFA, his scores were:
    75 ft. for the basketball throw
    12 pullups
    80 situps
    8.8 shuttle run
    75 pushups
    7:23 mile

    So he is in fairly decent shape.

    Another issue is that he was medically disqualified because he had ADD and OCD. These issues do not affect his schoolwork in any way. He has been off of meds for almost a year now. He had a reevaluation, and an Army doctor wrote a 3 page convincing letter for him to get qualified. He has not found out whether he has been qualified or not yet.
    What do you think his chances of appointment are? He is stressing big time over this, and I wanted to get some more opinions for him. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. USMAalltheway

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    Well man, he has a higher academic ranking than I do, comparable Ec's to me, and I have just a little better athletics than he does, and I'm on the national waiting list. So, I'm going to say he is definitely competitive and has a good chance! Hope that helps!

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  3. kelleyusma2014

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    Thank you. I hear a lot of people get appointed off the waiting list, so that doesn't seem so bad either.
    Oh, and his SAT scores are 680 math, 640 critical reading, and 800 writing if that makes any difference!
     
  4. USMAalltheway

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    No problem! Yah, just look down at the thread I started, and you'll see that a fair amount of people get appointed from their. But he seems more competitive than I am. His SAT's are good, just try to get the reading up tell him. Has he taken the ACT? That one worked better for me :p His writing is excellent, USMA from what I've heard from my representative MAJ Tolman does not take the essay as a score, but his writing score will help. Has your friend done any club sports or anything?

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  5. kelleyusma2014

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    I believe he got either a 30 or a 31 on the ACT. He hasn't played any club sports. He just started lacrosse this year. He is freaking out about getting in. He gets a lot of crap about it from people at school because we are in pretty much all of the same classes and everyone knows that I got my appointment back in December. He's a good friend of mine, so I'm trying to help him out some.
     

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