Chances at VMI? (Possible Citadel)

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  1. 23Lt

    23Lt Member

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    Hello all. I am a junior now. I am going to get right to it...

    ACADEMICS___________

    -GPA: 3.9 unweighted
    -Class rank: approx top 10%-15% out of 471
    (Competitive high school)
    -I am on path for the IB English Certificate.
    -ACT: Best Composite: 25 Super score: 26 (not sure if VMI super scores)

    -Classes:

    7 AP (entire 4 years) Calc BC, Physics 1, Human Geo, Psych, Euro, US history, Gov

    6 IB SL/HL mix (entire 4 years) Financial Lit SL, Chem SL, Math Studies SL, Econ SL, English HL1 and English HL2

    Honors for everything else


    ATHLETICS___________

    -played ice hockey my entire life
    -Varsity Ice Hockey: all 4 Years (4 years of letters) -Captain of Varsity team junior and senior year
    -Saber Fencer for 3 years of HS
    -track and field 2 years (to stay in good shape)


    EXTRA CURRICULARS_____


    Civil Air Patrol
    -C/1st Lt
    - Jobs in CAP: Squadron Cadet Commander, future Wing Cadet Advisory Council Chairman
    -Civil Leadership Academy Cadet (only 24 cadet officers nation-wide get accepted)
    - Solo Wings achieved
    -etc, etc, etc

    DECA
    -Vice President of Comp this year
    -Secretary or VP of comp again next year

    FBLA
    -member this year
    -President senior year (Mose likely)

    National Honor Society
    -Member senior year (only available year)

    Starting an Anti-Drug campaign around town with the help of some friends next year

    HOBY ambassador for my high school

    Accepted to Boys’ State summer 2018


    COMMUNITY SERVICE/JOB/AWARDS

    -Volunteer at my church
    -Volunteer at VA (soon)

    -Farmers Market Salesman/ soon to be Bus Boy at local restaurant (hopefully)

    Awards:
    -Congressional Award Silver Medal
    -My representative’s Civic Engagement Award
    -State Stock Market Game 2nd place (HS division)


    How are my chances?

    Thanks for reading this! Happy to receive any comments/questions/advice!!
     
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  3. 23Lt

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    Thank you! I will be applying to USAFA, USNA, and USMA also. (keep in mind that I WILL be getting my ACT score up to 30-31.) Overall, what could I do to improve my chances there?
     
  4. 23Lt

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    Also, I forgot to mention that I will be applying for an A/AF/N ROTC scholarship.
     
  5. GoArmy2022

    GoArmy2022 USMA 2022

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    Your application would likely be competitive for a Service Academy if your ACT were 31-33.
     
  6. 23Lt

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    Other than my ACT, what would you (or anyone for that matter) recommend I do to boost my chances? Thank you
     
  7. GoArmy2022

    GoArmy2022 USMA 2022

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    You are almost a senior, so there is not much you can do—however, at the same time, there’s a lot you can do, as it will consume a lot of time.

    Attending Boys State will help.

    While you are there, shoot for Governor/Lt. Governor or Boys Nation. If at Boys Nation, run for President or V.P. All of these things are worth WCS points for the Service Academies.

    Try and become captain of your sports teams. Step up now. They’ll be chosen for next year before you know it.

    Prepare for the CFA for the Service Academies. There is also a physical test you’ll need to take to be admitted to VMI, provided you receive a conditional appointment.

    P.S,

    I know a guy. If you can afford an ACT tutor, this guy is extraordinary. However, he is expensive. PM me if you’d be interested in his number. His help (and his homework) brought my score up from a 28 to a 33.
     
  8. C76706340

    C76706340 VMI 2022

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    Hey GoArmy2022,

    I don’t think VMI has an entrance PT test like the service academies have with the CFA. I’m looking at my Post View Portal right now and, under the “documents” tab, I can’t find any form of entrance PT test. Maybe you were confused with the VFT (which you take as a cadet) or the medical physical examination you have to provide for entry into the institute (watered down version of DoDMERB am I right?).

    Sincerely,
    C76706340