Where can I improve?

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  1. Ligustinus

    Ligustinus Ligustinus

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    I'm going to be a Sr. I have a 30 on the ACT (taking the highest sub-score from each test as West Point does) my GPA is a 3.705 and I'm in the second fifth of my class. I've been a president and officer for two different service clubs and been an officer and president in my church youth groups. I'm captain of my schools cross country team and have lettered one year; I also run track and have lettered two years. I know time is running out for me and I want to make sure I have all my bases covered. My GPA I think is my toughest weak spot to overcome. I'm going to focus on that this school year and upping my ACT math portion (which is my lowest sub-score at 26).

    Side note I also took the SAT once and got 650 in reading and 490 in math. I chose to focus on getting the ACT math portion up instead of the SAT. Should I try both or focus on the one like I am?

    Also any other information you think I would benefit from would be greatly appreciated! Thank you for your time and help!
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    Once you've determined which test is better for you, you should focus on that one. It sounds like you are generally on track and continued improvement in your GPA and ACT scores can only help. I actually think that your weakest part is your class standing, but working on your GPA will address that.
     
  3. Ligustinus

    Ligustinus Ligustinus

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    Thats what my theory was. I've got a friend helping me to get the ACT math score up right now. I'm hoping to get really good grades these first couple semesters and show that I've only progressed as I've gone older and as the schedules have gotten harder with more AP classes and such. My class standing is so low because so many kids take easy classes and get all A's and our GPA's are unweighted so it doesn't matter how hard my classes were. But only another wall to overcome so I can show how bad I want it. Thanks for your time to reply and help!
     
  4. 845something

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    Lig,

    Admissions takes into account the difficulty of your classes especially in schools that don't weight. In that case, your test scores become even more important as they provide a universal benchmark/justification for any adjustment.
     
  5. Ligustinus

    Ligustinus Ligustinus

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    I have been wondering about how the two work together in the grand scheme of things. Thanks for your help
     
  6. tug_boat

    tug_boat Member

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    Something to consider...

    To improve your WCS, consider looking into a prep school like, MMI, NMMI or NWP as a Plan B and formulate a Plan C. There are nothing but benefits to attending these schools.

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
  7. Pkirk618

    Pkirk618 Retired Army

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    try to enjoy your senior year! This process gets pretty consuming at points and is painstakingly slow at others.

    I think you're on the right track.
     

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