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Army ROTC - Care to chance me?

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by highschoolstudent2017, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. highschoolstudent2017

    highschoolstudent2017 Member

    Apr 28, 2016
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    I'm just about finished with my Army ROTC Scholarship application. I'd love for some strangers to nitpick at my resume and tell me what could be better, and what's good.

    GPA: 89/100 (not familiar with 4.0 scale)
    AP/Honors Student
    National Honor Society Member
    Varsity Soccer player & county leauge
    President of Student Council
    SAT: 1010(no writing) ACT: 24 (no writing)
    Member of Mock Trial team
    Member of Chess club
    Police Explorer member (2+ years)
    Completed local police department Youth Academy
    Volunteer at town Youth Court (2+ years)
    Countless community service hours (miscellaneous)
    Part time job as soccer referee

    Schools I'm looking at:
    University of New Haven
    University of South Carolina
    Fordham University
    Elon University
    Virginia Tech
    University of Albany
    St. Johns
  2. Pima

    Pima 5-Year Member

    Nov 28, 2007
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    I am not going to chance you, but instead say that you need to keep taking the ACT and SAT. I think you have several college on your list that are going to be reaches for you whether or not you are In State there or not.
    ~I.E. VT's in state avg SAT is over 1200 and avg ACT is @28 for IS. OOS is going to be higher because by law they can admit no more than 25% of the class from OOS. Seeing as VT is an SMC, thus they draw people from around the country.
    ~ If you look at USC's scores 75% of the incoming class has @29 ACT and 1360 SAT. The bottom 25% have 24 ACT avg and 1170 SAT. Again, when you look at the scores, you also need to remember that because it is like VT a public college they may have a state law mandating how many applicants can be accepted from OOS, which means you usually need to be in the top 75% not the bottom 25%

    You have strong ECs, but I would not say that they are so amazing to get you over that ACT/SAT hurdle for your reach schools. There are some that are obvious matches, so from that perspective you look strong. Just saying if the reaches are your true top choices than you really do need to get those scores up.

    OBTW an 89 would be a 3.56 on a 4.0, not weighted . You just multiply the .89 by 4.0 = 3.56 Now, the thing is how many of your grades were AP classes and how does your school weight the APs and honors, if at all. For example, if your school weights APs as a 4.5, than your wcgpa would be 4.0 out 4.5.

    Good luck and thank you for wanting to defend this great nation.
  3. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

    Oct 21, 2010
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    Agree with Pima. SAT?ACT scores need attention. With regard to the schools a lot will depend on whether you are in state or out of state.
  4. highschoolstudent2017

    highschoolstudent2017 Member

    Apr 28, 2016
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    Thank you for the responses @kinnem @Pima . I am taking the ACT again, as the score of 24 was on my first try and i'd like to get it much higher.

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