Bad freshman year!

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by USNAhereIcome, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. USNAhereIcome

    USNAhereIcome 5-Year Member

    Aug 30, 2011
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    I am just wondering if you have a bad freshman year can you come back from it and stilll recieve an appointment?

    I have wanted to got to USNA since 6th grade. I slacked off big time last year and really regret it.(I thought i could fly through highschool w/o having to do much). Bad idea. I ended up with a 3.3 gpa but i had joined a lot of ec's and did decent on my psat.

    I made the varsity baseball team
    was vp of french club
    officer in FCA
    active in robotics club
    scored 180 on my PSAT
    passed both of my AP exams
    I have over 100+ hours of community service doing different things for my mayor

    However I don't know how much this is looked upon at USNA but my wieghted gpa is a 4.1 because all of my classes were either honors or ap.

    Please respond with suggestions to help my application.
    Thanks a ton!!
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 10-Year Member

    Jun 9, 2006
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    Your freshman year will NOT kill you IF you have strong sophomore and junior years. Do your utmost to do well academically -- As and Bs in the "core" courses, such as English, math, history, science, language. If you can handle AP or honors courses, so much the better.

    Doing well on the SAT/ACT is also helpful. You have time for that. Get the books and study -- make it an extra course of homework each night.

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