Applying USNA again - from college

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by |\|421navy, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. |\|421navy

    |\|421navy 5-Year Member

    Apr 21, 2009
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    This is my senior year, i was recently rejected from USNA. I am graduating, so i wont be able to participate in all the activities recommended on the application(school clubs, sports etc.) I am reapplying this year while attending a community college and i was wondering what should i do that would look really good for the academy outside of getting a 4.0.

    So far im thinking:

    -4.0 GPA with science and math classes
    -volunteer fire department
    -reserve enlistment
    -internship for a science oriented company / program.

    Please give me all the suggestions that would work for a college freshman reapplying to the academy.

  2. jbrown

    jbrown 5-Year Member

    Feb 16, 2009
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    Great ideas.

    You can also look at team sports, volunteer for leadership roles in your favorite charity, you can do police reserves, you can also mentor your younger high schoolers in math and science which shows leadership, and also keeps you up to par and may help with SAT's if/when you retake them.
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 10-Year Member

    Jun 9, 2006
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    If at all possible, take the "plebe" schedule. This means Calculus, Chemistry, English and History (world history or similar course is fine). Physics is a good substitute for Chem, if Chem isn't available. Advanced language a good final course or an ok substitute for English or History if you can't take those.

    I agree with participating in some kind of community sports league. If that doesn't work, be sure to keep physically active on your own.

    Finally, if you haven't already, be sure to talk to your BGO and to CGO to understand why you were rejected. Don't guess. Also ask both what specific things they suggest you do to make yourself more competitive next year. CGO is pretty swamped now, but they have a bit of down time in June and July, so that's typically a good time to call.

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