Am i competitive?

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by jlwilkes101, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. jlwilkes101

    jlwilkes101 5-Year Member

    Jul 26, 2010
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    I'm a rising junior in high school and am planning on applying to USMA this year, and am curious about a) how competitive I am right now, and b) what else I should do to raise my chances of getting accepted.

    What I have so far:
    -Class president
    -Student Representative to the Board of Education
    -Lettered in Cross Country and Track
    -JV Hockey
    -Simsbury Scholar (means I made High Honor Roll for at least the first three quarters of the school year)
    -212 PSAT (but took it sophomore year, so doesn't count)
    -4.25 GPA (all A's except for a B+ in geometry and algebra 2)
    -Have taken all honors/AP classes (when available), except for spanish freshman year
    -Am a part of my local Youth Group at church
    -Was a member of Boy Scouts until 8th grade (made it to Second Class) but had to stop because I couldn't make the monthly trips due to hockey (I was my teams only goalie) and I was told I would have to go, or I wouldn't advance, and would be kicked out. So I left.

    What I'm planning on doing:
    -Enlisting in the split-option program for the army reserve during my junior/senior year
    -SLS if I can do that along with the split-op
    -Either mock trial or FBLA
    -Hopefully starting a scholarship program for orphans in Uganda to go to school through our church/a partner organization in Uganda.

    What else should I do/work on? And what do they want for community service? I mean, I've worked at and started fundraisers and campaigns to raise money for charities, but I dont have like a sheet that has my hours on it or anything.

    Thank you so much for answering!
  2. freedomtruck

    freedomtruck 5-Year Member

    Mar 26, 2010
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    You're looking good right now.
    Is your GPA weighted or not?
    Take AP classes. More and more.
    Work hard on your SAT/ACT. You should be studying right now. Expect to take them at least once.

    Go for varsity letters.
    Keep grabbing more leadership opportunities.
    Keep up the fire.
  3. USMACandidate

    USMACandidate 5-Year Member

    Jul 22, 2010
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    Looks Legit man! I like the class president. But hey, I think you should have stayed in boy scouts and tried to become eagle scout instead being on JV hockey, but hey u got varsity letters in two sports, so thats pretty good. If u are gonna join more clubs, be sure to have leadership roles.

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