Competitiveness for appointment?
As the title suggests, I'm would like some more opinions about my chances of getting in (class of 2017), things to improve on, etc..
I know that the sports side of the picture is lacking, so I'm trying to do more sports and get really good scores on the PFT.
I appreciate any/all help with this; thanks.
5th year in marching band, 3rd as drum major. Best drum major award south jersey chanmpionships 2010,2011
4th year in stage crew, leadership position all years, i.e. wing captain, construction captain, etc.
4th year in national award winning jazz ensemble
I'll be a New Jersey state certified firefighter in December. I have been a volunteer firefighter since November 2010. My guess is between 400-600 service hours.
2nd year in weight training
1st year running cross country
I also have a job at a convenience store
I am also close to getting my pilot's license although this might not mean anything for admission
now onto the grades
rank is 23/245 4.0 unweighted
I took the ACTs once and got 27, and I will be taking the SATs and ACTs again in the fall
freshman year course and final grade
Lab health 94
lab phys ed 95
advanced english 89
US history 93
Adv Geometry 91
Adv biology 89
Jazz ensemble 95
Wind ensemble 96
Drivers ed 95
lap phys ed 97
Adv US history 2 94
Adv algebra 2 91
Adv chemistry 88
Spanish 2 97
Computer art 93
Intro to engineering 96
lab health 96
honors physics 94
lab phys ed 98
adv world history 94
adv trig 96
adv enlgish 92
definite classes for next year
I recommend picking up a ACT/SAT prep-book that contains a CD with practice tests for summer study practice. Plan on taking both tests several times. The average incoming cadet for the class of 2016 had a 29 ACT.
I think your plan on taking honors Calculus will help. Good luck.
You might want to check the College Board site for how to figure out an unweighted GPA... your grades are very good, and I see that all of your B's are in honors classes, but when you unweight them, they still get counted as B's, hence you could not have a 4.0. There is a guide on the College Board site that tells you how to convert. Keep up the good work!