What Can I Do To Improve?

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by mynameisnt, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. mynameisnt

    mynameisnt New Member

    Oct 4, 2015
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    So I am currently a Junior in high school and my goal is to go to West Point. I was wondering what I could do to improve my chances of getting accepted.


    • 4.0 GPA (unweighted) 4.7 GPA (weighted)
    • 1950 on the SAT (haven't taken the ACT, just re-took the SAT yesterday)
    • Varsity letter (Baseball)
    • Member of NHS
    • Member of NSHSS
    • 250+ community service hours (not sure if that really matters)
    • JROTC staff member for my high school (also was awarded "Superior Cadet" for my LET level last year)
    • 6:30 mile, 40 pushups (1 min), 50 sit-ups (1 min)

    I also take numerous AP & honors courses

    Plan on:

    • Running for student government
    • Joining JV wrestling
    • Joining Varsity Track
    • Attending Boy's State
    • Improving PT scores

    I'm sure there are some things that I forgot... Regardless, any input would be greatly appreciated, thanks! :)
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2015
  2. tug_boat

    tug_boat Member

    Jun 18, 2012
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    In my opinion, I feel you're off to a great start. WP looks for three pillars: Academics, Leadership and Athletics. Continue to strive for the highest ACT/SAT test scores possible. Continue with Math and Chem with a Lap all four years in high school. Continue to be in the top 10 percent of your high school ranking. This will help solidify your appointment. I don't know how competitive your nomination sources will be, that is the big unknown.

    Push Hard, Press Forward
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