What do you think of my chances at an Appointment to USNA

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  1. USNAcandidate2018

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    I am not the best student. Not like everybody else in my community. Irvine is very academically competitive, most go on to four year universities, like UC's and Ivies mainly. My high school doesn't rank but I believe I'm in the top 25% of my class. I have a 3.4 unweighted GPA and a 3.75 Weighted GPA. I took probably the heaviest workload with all the AP's available for each year, averaging about 2-4 AP's a year. I got a 2020 on my SAT and a 30 on my ACT. I already finished my USNA candidate application and received a congressional nomination. My BGO interview went OUTSTANDING. It was a great, comfortable chat that went, no joke, 3 hours. I have tons of community service hours under my belt (at least a thousand). I am the Lead Petty Officer of my Sea Cadet Unit at Seal Beach. I am a 2nd Degree Black Belt in WTF taekwondo and a 3 time National Champion, and 5 time State Champion for California. I believe my extra curriculars shine and make me different, but I dont know if it's enough to compensate for my low gpa and test scores when everybody at the academy is PERFECT. I know I have the drive and my activities hint at leadership, otherwise the congressional panel would've never nominated me. I'm just waiting to receive word from admissions. If you guys could let me know what you think, and if you need more clarification, comment. Thanks!
     
  2. osdad

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    I think you need to relax and enjoy your senior year. You've done everything you needed to do; now it's up to the Academy.

    One caveat: you don't say what you SAT Math/CR scores were so if they're less than what you think is the best you can do then study and plan to retake.
     
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    Hello Sir! Yes I'm trying to relax, it's seriously difficult to do so though since I've dreamt of attending USNA since I was 7. Everything I do, my lifestyle and my activities point me to this direction I believe. My math score was a 670 and my CR is a 630. My math on the ACT is a 30 and my English is also a 30. Thank you for commenting sir.
     
  4. USNAhopeful2018

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    I wouldn't stress about your SAT scores terribly. They are decent and I believe you are out of time to retake them. But not everyone is perfect-far from it. I only have a 2030 on my SATs and I received an LOA and appointment. And by no means do I have 3 national taekwondo championships. Give them time and have faith :thumb:
     
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    Wow thanks! Congrats on your LOA and Appointment. I recently found out that I can actually send in the office of admissions a resume which will much better outline my Taekwondo accomplishments. The USNA app focuses almost solely on Varsity sport, which Taekwondo isn't. However, it is the sport I actually received PE credits for at my school. I just hope my extra curriculars and overall well roundedness will compensate for my low gpa. Thanks USNAhopeful! And once again, congrats!
     
  6. StayingPositive

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    Regarding your scores, I would think they are fine because i had a 30 act and 2080 sat and I ended up with an LOA and a nomination. Granted we may differ in other activities but as they said above me, it really is up to the Academy now, so don't stress over something you can't control! :thumb: Good Luck!
     
  7. kinnem

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    No one can really say if you'll get an appointment. We simply don't know what your competition is. But... you've put together a great package. Your State and National championships will serve you well as will your time in Sea Cadets. Relax about the appointment, it is out of your hands. Instead, use up that energy to work plan B which presumably will include NROTC either via scholarship or as a college programmer. Good luck! :thumb:
     

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