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Chances of attending Texas A&m, Norwich, or Citadel?

Discussion in 'Publicly and Privately Funded Military Colleges' started by trickynicky, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. trickynicky

    trickynicky New Member

    Mar 10, 2012
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    Hello everyone!
    I would like as much feedback on my question as possible, do I have what it takes? I am currently a sophomore in high school: I currenly hold a 3.9 unweighted GPA taking advanced classes in english and math. My next two years hold challenging classes in all subjects.
    When it comes to extra curricular. I am an active member in Future Community and Career Leaders of America, I am president of a political action group in my school, and an active member in the state and national club. (seeking leadership positions in both) I am a member of my county's political group. I am class president, a member of students for a better tomorrow, student council, church youth group, concert choir, show choir, 2 time tri-state honors choir, Elected Young Ambassador of the city, coach the 8th grade traveling basketball team, For a change of heart student elected peer mentor, board member of our districts Health and Wellness Comittee, and I was accepted into my state's seminar for outstanding sophomore leaders (maximum of 1 per district)

    I am a three sport athlete: Football, Basketball, and Track
    (Freshman MVP for track)

    Additional info: I always keep a picture of my bed with me so I don't forget what it looks like.
    (I am from Wisconsin, does that hurt my chances?)
  2. BarrettaM59

    BarrettaM59 Member

    Mar 14, 2012
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    DS is accepted to all of them. Getting scholarships to make it affordable is another question. Make sure you put some in state public colleges on your list if you are going to rely on ROTC. You look good otherwise. Norwich and the Citadel will send you letters much earlier than TAMU.
  3. RancidRancid

    RancidRancid 5-Year Member

    Oct 6, 2011
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    Looks good, keep participating in your extra curricula's, keep doing well in class, etc. Class rank is a BIG deal for TAMU, so make sure you're as much up there as you can, also showing interest, in the way of calling, asking questions, and visiting the school, is a big deal, for Norwich and TAMU, can't speak for the Citadel. Also, its just a good idea to visit, do a spend a night maybe, period, because TAMU and Norwich, are VERY different from the Citadel, and TAMU and Norwich, are very different from each other.

    Next up is SAT's, WORK HARD, STUDY, SAT's matter.
    Good Luck, I remember myself being in your position sophomore year, now I'm ready to graduate and go to Norwich :smile:
    Hard work, and heart, does pay off
  4. Packer

    Packer 5-Year Member

    Feb 11, 2011
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    Not necessarily. Score well on your ACT/SAT and if that 3.9 gpa puts you in the top 25% you could be admitted in September.
  5. Lawman32RPD

    Lawman32RPD 5-Year Member

    Jan 29, 2011
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    Your getting good advice. Our daughter is a FISH at TAMU and came from out of state. Rancid is correct, they like to see interest, so contact 'em early and often. You should be aware that there are alternative ways to attend TAMU, such as the Blinn TEAM or going to TAMU-Galveston for a year. All of the schools you mentioned are great schools, each have things that distinquish them from the other Senior Military Colleges, all offer unique attributes that might appeal more to one person than another. TAMU is somewhat hamstrung because of the automatic admits (top 10% of their high school class, certain gpa's and test scores), and you have to be admitted to TAMU before you can join the Corps. Best of luck. Lawman32RPD
  6. bruno

    bruno 5-Year Member Retired Staff Member

    Feb 2, 2008
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    BTW: A&M Galveston is the home to Texas Maritime- the Sea Aggies, so if you have a bent toward a maritime career , you ought to check it out.

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