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Discussion in 'Publicly and Privately Funded Military Colleges' started by Aust0228, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. Aust0228

    Aust0228 New Member

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    Greetings to the military community,

    I am a High School Senior applying for admission to the Virginia Military Institute this year. However, I have been homeschooled all my life, so that means that I am coming from a somewhat different perspective, with different opportunities and experiences. What follows is a brief summation of the various parts of my resume; I would greatly appreciate it if all of you VMI alumni and other knowledgeable individuals could comment, based on your experience, on my chances for admission.

    G.P.A: 4.0
    I have taken a wide variety of online and co-op classes in addition to studying at home, so that figure is not based wholly off of my parent’s grading. Additionally, my father is a Colonel in the Air Force and my mother is a qualified math teacher, so you can rest assured that their grading is professional.

    AP Classes: U.S. History, English Language and Comp., Microeconomics, Macroeconomics.

    Honors Classes: Algebra II, Chemistry, Biology.

    ACT
    English: 35
    Math: 26
    Science: 28
    Reading: 35

    Letters of Recommendation: Sterling. I have 1 from a PhD., 1 from a math and science teacher, 1 from two summer camp councilors, and 1 from a successful factory manager. I have had the opportunity to live and work with each of them in a close environment for periods ranging from 2-4 weeks, and all except the camp counselors have known me throughout High School.

    Leadership
    2 Summer Camp leadership awards.
    Coached the novice debate teams in my debate club for a year.
    Elected and served as party chairman in a mock government simulation lasting one week.
    Elected and served as President of the United States in a crises-management simulation lasting one week.

    Extracurricular Activities
    -1 Year of football (freshman-level).
    -1 Year of Gardening Club. Won Grand Youth Prize in a Flower Arrangement Competition. (Yes, my mother made me do it. But at least I did well, right? RIGHT?).
    -2 Years of Team Policy debate. Advanced to the Regional Championship both years. South Carolina State Finalist. Multiple-time top-ten speaker placement. Third place at a debate tournament hosted by Patrick Henry College.
    -Qualified Member of the National Piano Guild.
    -Orange Belt in Taekwondo.
    -I have volunteered for over 8 months with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, putting in over 200 hours of volunteer service. I am an officially qualified Crewmember, and have received the Specialty Training Ribbon and Operations Program Ribbon.
    -Keelboat and Coastal Cruising Qualifications from the American Sailing Association.
    -Military land-navigation qualified.
    -Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED qualification from the American Red Cross.
    -Basic Rappelling Certification.

    So there you have it, for better or for worse. I am eager to apply myself wholeheartedly as a lowly Rat, “the dumbest and lowliest of all God’s creatures”, and earn my own small piece of the VMI legacy. Please comment on my chances for admission, suggest anything I can do to increase those chances, and give me any other advice that comes to mind. I will be extremely grateful for any and all help.
     
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  2. Jarhead1775

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    Yeah your record looks pretty stellar. I'm a current Rat and I'd bet you're going to get a nice scholarship too.
     
  3. Aust0228

    Aust0228 New Member

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    Thank you so much for giving your opinion. My father told me that I was stressing out over it way too much, and I guess he was right. As for scholarships, I don't know...I can only hope for the best. But anyway, you can look forward to chewing me out next year! Here's hoping! As I said, I know being a Rat will be tough, but the tradition and symbolism of it as an initiation right have got me excited about it. I may be crazy (you and me both), but I know I won't regret it. Thanks again!
     
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  4. Strength and Honor

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    You look good to me. I'm also a current Rat and on Army scholarship, so if you have questions feel free to message me!
     
  5. Jarhead1775

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    How tall are you? I'm going to be a corporal next year >:)
     
  6. Strength and Honor

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    hahahaha >:) :thumb:

    seriously though.
     

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