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Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by pjodon, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. pjodon

    pjodon 5-Year Member

    Dec 15, 2008
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    Hey all-

    Well, I'm starting to get quite neurotic. I should be hearing back any day from the Academy with a decision. I was wondering what you guys thought my admission prospects are:

    -SAT I (by section): 560M (ew) 690W 690 CR = 1940

    -SAT IIs: German w/o Listening: 610; English Lit: 670

    -ACT: Didn't take

    -APs: 4 on AP English Literature Exam

    -IBs: None

    -GPA: 88.75 unweighted (whatever that equals on a 4.0 scale...)

    -Rank: 16th best public high school in NJ; doesn't calculate class rank

    -Other stats: Honors/AP English throughout High School; Honors/AP German

    -ECs listed on app: Registered EMT-B, Class-A Firefighter, Firefighter cadet captain; EMS crew chief; Varsity XC, Varsity Indoor/Outdoor track. XC Co-Captain's Award in 2006; XC Captain 2007-2008. Bass Clarinet (8 years), Piano (8 years) Firefighter Rookie of the Year Award in 2007

    -Job/Work Experience: Golf course maintenance, 2004-present; Newspaper photographer since 2006-present; I've also worked for a local sports and glamour photographer since 2006.

    -Essays (subject and responses): Very strong (I can provide a sample...)

    -Teacher Recs: Very strong

    -Counselor Rec: Very strong

    -Applied on: 20 October

    -Hook (if any): Involvement with leadership and nature of extra-curriculars; visited campus on two official tour dates, also interviewed. 1st quarter senior grades very strong.

    -State or Country: NJ

    -School Type, Average Stats of School (if available): Public. School profile in PDF form

    -Ethnicity: White/Caucasian

    -Gender: Male

    What do you all think? I told my admissions officer that it's my number one school by far. For what it's worth, I met with him during my second tour, exchanged a few emails, and also met with him for an interview as I said above.

    Thank you! :redface:
  2. J Collins

    J Collins 5-Year Member Founding Member

    Aug 5, 2008
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    A 100.00 92.50
    A- 92.49 90.00
    B+ 89.99 87.50
    B 87.49 82.50
    B- 82.49 80.00
    C+ 79.99 77.50
    C 77.49 72.50
    C- 72.49 70.00
    D+ 69.99 67.50
    D 67.49 60.00
    F 59.99 0.00

    ^ that is what our school uses, but it still doesnt say what your GPA is at your school. Also they want your class ranking of all the seniors in your class..
  3. pjodon

    pjodon 5-Year Member

    Dec 15, 2008
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    My school doesn't calculate class rank, nor a scale for my GPA; even on my official transcript there was no scaled GPA.
  4. beatkp

    beatkp 5-Year Member

    Sep 18, 2007
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    Math looks a bit low, since your math is weighted twice compared to your CR.
    Are you taking SAT or ACT again?

    The rest looks good, but who knows there's a whole lot of applicants whose application looks good like yours. Maybe there is something unique on your resume that admissions is looking for.
  5. flyersboy114

    flyersboy114 5-Year Member

    Sep 14, 2008
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    LUCKY!! Thats so much easier than mine.
  6. averx615

    averx615 5-Year Member

    Nov 29, 2008
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    we dont even use letters at my school. it is only the numbers that are looked at.

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