What more should I work on?

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  1. dlee96

    dlee96 Member

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    I'm currently a sophomore in high school and I would this community's input on what I should work on.

    -current GPA: 3.851 unweighted (all honors and advanced where possible)
    -PSAT:196
    -ACT:29 but will take in couple days again
    -Model UN Co-President and Co-founder
    -National Spanish Honor Society
    -Will establish Mu Alpha Theta chapter @ my school and be prezi
    -Will do NHS
    -Predetermined delegate for Boys State
    -Missions trips to Haiti and Grand Rapids, MI
    -Student Council

    If anyone will reply, you have my gratitude!
     
  2. dlee96

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    Also, I am on my way to being a 4year varsity swim member
     
  3. mellowgator

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    tip from a mom

    i had a good friend who's son was all set to go to usna. he had great grades and was a recruited athlete, he had his congressional noms, he was perfect. the very last thing he had to do was his physical and eye exam. since the government has to pay they wait until you're qualified before they set up your testing.

    it turned out that he was partially colorblind and never knew it. he wasn't able to get a waiver and now he doesn't have a good plan b in place. this was totally out of the blue and he is devistated.

    it may be worth your while to look over the medical qualifications. here's a link:

    https://dodmerb.tricare.osd.mil/DisqualificationCodes.aspx

    since you are still a sophmore you can make sure that if you have an inhaler you don't use, or an old script that your mom keeps refilling you can go ahead and clean up any loose ends that may dq you later. go head and get your eyes checked for colorblindness.

    when you take the medical exam you will have to answer questions about your health and if you check yes they will want you to give a brief explaination about your answer. often this will prompt them to ask you to send in your medical records. once they review them they will either dq you or not. if you are dq'd the service academy at thier discretion will apply for a medical waiver. this part of the process can take months so it's a good idea to have all your applications turned in early so if you have to go through the waiver process you'll still have plenty of time.

    and always have a plan b. you just never know. one kid got encephalitis after he was accepted and was dq'd.

    best of luck to you. :thumb:
     
  4. dlee96

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    Thank you, that link is really detailed
     
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