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  1. go.merica907

    go.merica907 New Member

    Dec 20, 2013
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    Hello everyone,

    So I was wondering the other night; what will USNA look at regarding GPA or CNA? My school uses the CNA system (cumulative numerical average: basically an average of all grades I've earned in my high school career), therefore I'm not really sure what my GPA is. I'm still young (current sophomore), so I've got some time to get my grades to a competitive point. Right now, my WEIGHTED cumulative average is an 89.35. I am in all honors and I've already taken one AP so far (AP Government). My unweighted is around an 83-84. I messed up big time in my first semester of sophomore year, and I've realized how quickly things can go downhill. I'm well aware of the fact that it surely isn't Navy material, but if anyone could give me a good number to shoot for, that would be great. I have a resume written up that I've been using for job applications so please let me know if you would like to take a look at what I've gotten under my belt so far.

    I'm well aware that there really is no "perfect road to success" when it comes to getting accepted to these schools, so if you could, let me know what direction I should start heading in.

    Thanks in advance for the help

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  2. navymomwannabe

    navymomwannabe Member

    Sep 7, 2013
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    Class rank is more important than GPA/CNA. Of course you still need to get your GPA higher, but you know that and you have time. USNA will be more concerned with how you compare to your peers than the actual numeric value of your grades.

    Good luck!
  3. AlexanderHess

    AlexanderHess Member

    Mar 20, 2014
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    Navymomwannabe is right! Your unweighted CNA is about a 3.3 GPA (83.5/100*4.0). If the top of your class has a 3.4/3.5 GPA you should be okay (but you obviously want higher!), but if there are 4.0s at your school, you should try to bring that up! You have time but like the above note says, it is all how you compare to your classmates and your district. Good luck and stay on top of those grades!!!
  4. JShawshank

    JShawshank Member

    Nov 2, 2013
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    The profile of your school is also important. If 100% of each graduating class goes on to study at 4 year college and class average SAT is 1930-1940 (~90 percentile) that implies that the average student at the school is in the top 10% nationwide so pretty stiff competition to be in top 10% of class at that school. USNA takes that into consideration - though not sure how it is quantified. Note that one would still need to have strong SAT scores!

    Do the best that you can and see what happens! Good luck.

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