What is USMAPS looking for?

Discussion in 'Service Academy Preparatory Schools' started by NamD, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. NamD

    NamD Candidate

    Nov 26, 2010
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    hello community,
    just had a quick question. Ive been having nightmares about USMA and not getting in so, because of my insecurity, i wanted to ask this question. From my general profile, would i be "over-qualified" or "under-qualified" for USMAPS?

    GPA- 3.17
    AP US History
    AP Government and Politics (next year)
    AP Literature (next year)
    AP Language
    Pre-calculus (1 year ahead of normal curriculum)
    1 summer college course (Japanese; next year)
    Honors English
    Honors Social Studies
    SAT- 1870
    Studied abroad in Australia for 1 semester (is this special?)

    Varsity Track
    Varsity Swim
    State qualified swimmer
    CFA score:
    75 pushups
    12 pullups
    86 situps
    6:00 flat mile time
    Karate black belt
    NJROTC platoon commander
    Physical Fitness team commander
    Attended Leadership Academy for NJROTC
    Varsity Track team captain
    Varsity swim team captain
    (recently talked to the coach there and he stated that my swim times were great but i should drop a little more to be even more competitive)
    -Civic Involvements/ Community Service-
    Union Gospel Mission in Seattle
    Habitat for Humanity- building homes for the low income
    Athletes for Kids program
    NJROTC community service
    -roughly 160 hours
    -Work Experience-
    Red Rooster Restaurant (located in Canberra, Australia)
    Worked approximately 8-10 hours a week
    Worked for approximately 6 months
    Comfort Inn Suite Hotel (located in Toppenish, WA)
    Worked approximately 3 days a week (during the summer)

    Because of my low academics, I am mainly banking on my swimming athleticism and extracurriculars to help me with the admissions process. Does my profile make me a good competitor for USMAPS or any PS for that matter?
    thank you very much.
    concerned candidate.
  2. SaltLife

    SaltLife Candidate

    Mar 29, 2011
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    I am not sure. It sounds like you would be qualified because I think I am qualified with a 3.375. If you are overqualified and dont receive an appointment this year then look into NWP(Northwestern Prep.). I have heard only great things about it.
  3. Just_A_Mom

    Just_A_Mom Member

    Jul 9, 2006
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    Only admissions can tell you if you will be qualified. If you don't apply you won't know if you can get accepted.
    Keep in touch with the coach. If you swim over the summer email him your times.
    It's risky for anyone who is not sponsored with a scholarship to attend a prep school hoping to gain admission.
    Good luck!
  4. Xtian's Dad

    Xtian's Dad Member

    Jan 7, 2011
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    I think you definately have a shot to get in.
    It almost seems like, other than perhaps your GPA you are a good candidate for the academy itself.
    My son was accepted into USMAPS this year and he didn't have nearly the athleticism nor the course load that you have. What he did do was get all of his paperwork in quickly and stayed to touch with his admissions officer.
    There are ofcourse a lot of other factors into being selected, but I would have to say that, in my humble opinion, you have a pretty good shot.

    Good luck to you, and keep us posted!

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