College Applicants & Various Questions

c14harv

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I know that college students do not get evaluated until Jan., but I was wondering how do I ensure that I am competitive? From the Class of 2012 only 63 students from college were admitted. I received a GED, but take college level courses, and will complete Calculus, Chemistry, English Courses, History Courses, and many other classes including AROTC Military science courses. I have a 3.7 GPA, and am a member of the #3 Junior College Football Team. I attend Georgia Military College and am currently already a Cadet, I have excelled in leadership in the Cadet Corps alot faster than my peers already obtaining the rank of First Sgt. and will train the incoming plebes for the Winter quarter, does this help me when it concerns USNA? I have also secured some letter from the President of our college, retired U.S. Army Major General Peter J. Boylan. I have also talked to the Secretary of the Army when he visited out school, he prefers me to go Army :mad: lol. But, all the same it was a great experience. I am really hoping to get in and think I could greatly contribute as a whole to athletics and the Corps of Midshipmen at USNA. But, unfortunatley I have already recieved letters from my senators not approving me. My BGO told me this is probably because of the selection process, they automatically at the Senate level cut applicants who have lower than their cutooff ACT or SAT score. I scored a 23, which I know is not a true reflection of my Academic capabilities. I am retaking the ACT in December and actually preparing for it the right way, unlike before. How should I approach my local Congressman's approval? He is my chance to get in. Any opinions are appreciated.
 

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I scored a 23, which I know is not a true reflection of my Academic capabilities. I am retaking the ACT in December and actually preparing for it the right way, unlike before.
Sounds like you know what the problem is. (low test score)

Of course, your demonstrated leadership helps but they're not going to let you in if the don't think you can handle the academics.

Nail that test. :thumb:
 

c14harv

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SCORES IN

My ACT score came back i got a 29 do you think it will be good enough
 

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Can you research in past years to see what the "average" ACT scores were? All I have paid attention to was the SAT. Sorry that I can not be of any help.
 

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My ACT score came back i got a 29 do you think it will be good enough
I know of a male, non minority that made it in Class of 2013 with a 27 ACT score.

The score of 29 is definitely competitive.
 

c14harv

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THANKS

Luigi thanks so much for the older proefiles i only had the 2012 one thank you so much.... btw check out the 2011 profile no one made above a 30.... check it out

thanks for all the help this forum has to offer
 

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As a general rule, for college applicants, your grades for the first semester will trump your SAT/ACT scores. If you are at an accredited college and earning As or Bs in Calc, Chem, English, and History, that will demonstrate your ability to do college level work. That's why they wait for your first semester grades.

To anyone who may be considering applying from college NEXT year, be sure to take Calc, Chem, English and History. If you can't take all, take as many as possible. Getting As in Political Science, Sociology, Art History, Criminal Justice, etc. is nice, but won't be as persuasive to USNA.
 

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Luigi thanks so much for the older proefiles i only had the 2012 one thank you so much.... btw check out the 2011 profile no one made above a 30.... check it out

thanks for all the help this forum has to offer
That is weired no one scored above 30 that year. I personally know a gal that scored a 34 last year and entered as part of Class of 2012
 

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As a general rule, for college applicants, your grades for the first semester will trump your SAT/ACT scores. If you are at an accredited college and earning As or Bs in Calc, Chem, English, and History, that will demonstrate your ability to do college level work. That's why they wait for your first semester grades.

To anyone who may be considering applying from college NEXT year, be sure to take Calc, Chem, English and History. If you can't take all, take as many as possible. Getting As in Political Science, Sociology, Art History, Criminal Justice, etc. is nice, but won't be as persuasive to USNA.
I would add Physics to the list of courses to take, over history and english, unless you have a demonstrated need in english (poor SAT Verb).

kaullman
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The chart linked above is not the same as what was published in the class of 2011 Profile booklet:

This is what the booklet had for the profile:

Applicants and Nominees
Applicants (includes nominees)........................ 12,003
Number of applicants with an
official nomination....................................... 3,827
Nominees qualified scholastically,
medically and in physical aptitude................ 1,893
Offers of admission.......................................... 1,419
Admitted.......................................................... 1,202

Combined Scholastic Assessment Test I (SAT I) and American College Testing (ACT) Program Scores Score Ranges
Verbal Math
700-800 (31-36)................................ 23% 30%
600-699 (26-30)................................ 46% 54%
<600 (<26).................................... 31% 16%


Rank in High School Class
First fifth................................................................. 78.0%
Second fifth............................................................. 15.3%
Third fifth............................................................... 5.1%
Fourth fifth............................................................ 1.3%
Fifth fifth................................................................ 0.3%

Previous College and Prep School
The Class of 2011 includes 28.3 percent (340) from college and post-high school preparatory programs which include:
• 202 from Navy Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) in
Newport, R.I.;
• 20 from Nuclear Power Program (none having previously
attended college);
• 67 from the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation Program
(44 from preparatory schools and 24 from colleges under
Foundation sponsorship);
• 51 additional students have completed at least
six months of study at a college or university (43) or a
private preparatory school (8).

Military Background
The Class of 2011 includes 86 midshipmen who previously served as enlisted members of the Navy (63) or Marine Corps (23).
This figure includes 16 who entered directly from Fleet service
(12 USN, 4 USMC), 20 USN from Nuclear Power School, and
50 from NAPS (31 USN, 19 USMC).

Geographic Distribution and International Students Midshipmen were admitted from every state in the Nation as well Washington, D.C., and Guam. The Class of 2011 also includes nine international students from the following countries: Albania,
Azerbaijan, Belize, Federated States of Micronesia, Lithuania,
Madagascar, Singapore, and Tunisia (2).

School Honors and Activities
Student body/council/government
president or vice president.................................... 8.3%
Class president or vice president............................... 11.6%
School club president or vice president..................... 35.2%
School publication staff............................................ 22.7%
National Honor Society........................................... 62.0%
Varsity athletics........................................................ 90.9%
Varsity letter winner................................................. 84.2%
Dramatics, public speaking, debating....................... 88.4%
Eagle Scout/Gold Award.......................................... 11.0%
Boys/Girls State or Nation....................................... 15.5%
Reserve Officer Training Programs........................... 13.7%
Sea Cadets............................................................... 3.0%

Minorities
The Class of 2011 includes 24.2 percent (291) minority
midshipmen with ethnic backgrounds as follows: African
American (60), Hispanic (132), Asian American (62),
Native American (28) and Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (9).
Due to BUPERS ethnic data, candidates may now be counted
as more than one category.

Women
The Class of 2011 includes 20.9 percent (251) women.

Sons and Daughters of Alumni (71)
The Class of 2011 includes 55 sons and 16 daughters
of Naval Academy alumni (5.9 percent of the class).
One daughter is the child of a female Naval Academy
graduate (0.08 percent).

This booklet was in color, with pictures on the front including the mids in "2011 formation"
 
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