What can I do to improve my resume for Junior Year (next year)

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  1. Talisman2

    Talisman2 Member

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    What can I improve on my application in order to have a chance of getting into West Point (USMA)?
    I'm going into my junior year in high school.

    Here is my academic info up until now and going into next year:
    GPA: 3.61 (I plan to bring this up to a 3.75 by the end of junior year)
    *My GPA listed above is an Unweighted GPA. My weighted GPA is probably around 4.05.
    SAT: 650 writing, 750 math, 700 verbal (2100 total- I took this with little preparation during my
    sophomore year)
    SAT Subject Tests: Biology-730
    All Honors Classes (will be taking 3 AP's next year)
    Will Most likely be accepted into the National Honor Society
    Will most likely be accepted into the Math Honor Society
    My school does not rank students because (apparently) it causes excessive competition between the students, especially in a blue ribbon school district.

    Here is my Athletic information:
    Junior Varsity Cross Country and Track
    (will most likely make varsity in both sports in Junior Year)
    Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
    I also swim on my own as if I was training for the swim team. However, I am not actually on the team


    Extra-Curriculars:
    Swimming Instructor/Lifeguard for YWCA Aquatics
    Life Scout (working on Eagle)
    Staff Member of the National Youth Leadership Training Course*(see note)
    Future Problem Solvers Club
    Red Cross Club

    Teacher Recommendations:
    -My Social Studies Teacher who is a Colonel and served in the Marines in Vietnam
    -My Math Teacher
    -My Computer Science Teacher
    -My Track/Distance coach
    -My Tae Kwon Do instructor
    -My boss at YWCA
    -My scout master


    All comments, concerns, and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank You
     
  2. AKH

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    You won't need seven recommendations just for West Point. You need evaluations from an English, Math, and Physics/Chemistry teacher (not CompSci). You can have those other people write you letters for your nomination apps.

    Everything else looks fine. Just make varsity in both sports, get into NHS, and achieve Eagle Scout. My school doesn't rank either and its not a problem for admissions as long as they can provide you with a percentile ranking, which they normally will do.
     
  3. vampsoul

    vampsoul Candidate

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    Do you compete in Taekwondo? A tournament or two would be good additions to your resume.
     
  4. Talisman2

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    Well, I have gone to several tournaments in my time. The last tournament I went to, I placed 1st in both the fighting and forms divisions for my age.
     
  5. vampsoul

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    That's great! My medals in Taekwondo helped me out a lot with the noms, I know. I am not sure how much ti counted in admissions, but they impressed my nomination panels immensely. Discuss the leadership opportunities Taekwondo provides in your interviews and essays.
     
  6. Nuriel22

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    ^^
    I think this is the best way

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  7. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    Definitely don't be afraid to show off your leadership skills/talk about your activities. As my MALO told me when I was doing the nominations for west point, be modest, but don't be afraid to show off a little and why you're the best person in your district. :shake:
     
  8. Talisman2

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    Speaking of admissions and nominations, what do West Point as well as the congressman look at more, weighted or unweighted GPA? And for which ever one they look at, how high should it be for a "New Jerseyan" to get a nomination?
     
  9. Talisman2

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    And Also, does anyone know how hard nominations are in the state of New Jersey?
     
  10. Iwheel

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    Nomination in NJ and NY is very competitive...
     

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