Competitive?

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  1. cjcoppess

    cjcoppess Member

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    For my SAT scores I received a 640 on the math , and a 620 on the language arts section. I have played varsity track every year of high school, varsity football freshman and sophomore years, and basketball every year but not varsity till my junior year. BTW I'm currently a junior. I've worked at my parents business essentially my whole life, have some community service involvement, in the process of getting my pilots license, and have good grades with a GPA around 3.85. Does anyone know if I have any shot of getting in? I've wanted this my whole life, and any suggestions would be much appreciated.
     
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    You look good:) Prob want higher SAT score especially in Math & a leadership position, maybe captain or co captain of track? Few AP classes in STEM, and you're on the right track!
     
  3. cjcoppess

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    Thank you for the input! At my school captain positions are delegated to seniors only so I should be a captain in both basketball and track. I took Ap environmental this year and should be taking AP calc and AP chem next year so hopefully I'll have all that covered.
     
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    Same advice as to most who ask the question which is take the SAT or ACT as often as possible until you post a score above the median. Keep working on your GPA and take as challenging schedule as is offered at your school. Look for leadership opportunities in your ECs, and attend any MOC events, especially Academy focused events, as possible to build relationships with your ALO and MOC.

    The SAs look for the best in high school so do your best and post the best application possible. Have your Plans B and C ready just in case. If you do this then let the chips fall where they may and you will always know you gave it your best shot and whatever happens was meant to be.
     
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    I just went through the whole process of applying. I was pretty discouraged to see that I did not receive an appointment, but I was in a similar position to you a year ago. For the SAT, I got a 740 on math and a 710 on English. 3.83 GPA w/ honors, IB, and AP classes. I played four years of varsity lacrosse (captain senior year), three years of varsity hockey (assistant captain junior and senior year), and two years of varsity cross country (captain senior year). I was also in NHS and several other volunteering positions. Everyone who I talked to told me I had a very strong resume, so it goes to show how competitive this application is. One aspect which everyone can help themselves in is the essay and other portions of the application which measure the intangibles so that you are selling the best of yourself. You are already set on this path early which is always helpful. I know a few individuals with worse statistics than you who have gotten in. So all I can say is keep doing what you are doing, you are on a good path towards success. Send in your extra letters of rec early. Take ACT as the different style of questions might suit you better: I went from 87th to 97th percentile from ACT to SAT.

    If it doesn't work out, have a backup plan such as ROTC.

    Best of luck to you!