Chances to receive an appointment?

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by IllinoisKid, Feb 4, 2018.

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Do you think I will receive an appointment?

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  2. No

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  1. IllinoisKid

    IllinoisKid New Member

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    I am a senior with aspirations to be a member of the class of 2022.

    Activities
    -Marching Band 4 years(Mellophone)
    -Honors Wind Symphony 4 years(French Horn)
    -Honors Jazz Band 1 year(Trumpet)
    -Editor-in-Chief of school newspaper 2 years
    -Newspaper Staff 2 years
    -Eagle Scout
    -SPL, Scribe, PL, Quarter Master
    -Order of the Arrow member

    Academics
    -4.23 weighted GPA
    -Ranked 26th out of 456
    -National Honors Society
    -SAT 1320: 740 Math/ 580 Reading
    -ACT N/A
    -Illinois State Scholar
    -Academic All-State Football

    Athletics
    -Soccer 2 years
    -Basketball 3 years, 2 years lettered
    -Football 2 years, 2 years lettered, 1 year captain
    -Track 1 year lettered
    -Second Team All-area football Junior year

    CFA (already retaken)
    -Basketball Throw: 73 feet
    -Pull ups: 6
    -Shuttle run: 9 seconds
    -Sit ups: 82
    -Push ups: 51
    -Mile Run: 6:06

    Course load
    -Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra II, Honors Precalculus, AP Calculus BC
    -Honors English 9,10, AP English 11, Journalism
    -Honors Modern World History, Honors American Government, AP Euro, APUSH
    -Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry, Honors Anatomy, AP Physics I
    -French I and II

    Other
    -Two Nominations: Congressman and Senator
    -Height: 6'4"
    -Weight: 190 pounds
    -Male
    -Caucasian

    Anyone advice or comments would be appreciated. Thank you.
     
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  2. Cluelessdad2021

    Cluelessdad2021 Member

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    West Point looks at class rank and not GPA so much. Because GPA varies from school district to school district
     
  3. Parent of 4

    Parent of 4 Member

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    Everything looks good except the pull ups and push ups are below average.

    Class rank and Eagle Scout are huge.

    Good Luck to you , hope you make it.
     
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  4. Maplerock

    Maplerock Proud to be an American 5-Year Member

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    You need a third choice on your survey.

    ____ darned if I know.
     
  5. Dixieland

    Dixieland 5-Year Member

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    How can you be in Marching Band for 4 years and have 2 years of football, 2 letters, and were the captain? Wouldn't your marching band be on the field at halftime during the football game?
     
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  6. CrewDad

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    I like your profile and I too hope you make it. Your upper body strength is weak compared to the rest of your athleticism. This is evident by your pull ups and push ups. You should work on your upper body strength. Your Reading score is low so if you have demonstrated strong English and social studies classes in classes then I think you should be fine. You will be tested well in writing classes so work on writing before enrolling. I noticed many Cadets get C in Plebe writing.
     
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  7. IllinoisKid

    IllinoisKid New Member

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    At my school, football practice is right after school and marching band practices at night. Days in the fall were busy. The marching band season is not just football games, but also weekend competitions(I did those). I only marched one halftime show in my football uniform and that was senior night.
     
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  8. Dixieland

    Dixieland 5-Year Member

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    :eek3: :thumb:
     
  9. UHBlackhawk

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    I did both at my school. Easier games I actually played with the band at half time.
    Worked out well. The owner of Studio 54 loved marching bands and somehow my HS marching band was picked to play at his birthday party at Studio 54. It was an... “unusual” night for a teenager, hanging out with the likes of Andy Warhol.
     
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  10. mom3boys

    mom3boys 10-Year Member

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    Did you retake the SAT on the last round? I'd like to see CR over 600.
     
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  11. IllinoisKid

    IllinoisKid New Member

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    I took it in April 2017, then again in December 2017. I know there is one in March, would I be able to take that one? Or would it be too late?
     
  12. mom3boys

    mom3boys 10-Year Member

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    I think you're too late for any more...surprised you didn't take Dec.
     
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  13. Enthalpy

    Enthalpy 2021 USMA Dad

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    Those fall days and nights were busy, Wow! I hope all your hard work pays off. Our country would be well served. Godspeed!
     
  14. C76706340

    C76706340 VMI 2022, AROTC Scholarship Winner

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    Best of luck IllinoisKid!
     
  15. C76706340

    C76706340 VMI 2022, AROTC Scholarship Winner

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    You might want to raise your SAT score to at least a 1340 (50th percentile SAT score at USMA - Princeton Review).