How do I stack up against the competition? What can I work on?

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  1. adamibrahim

    adamibrahim Member

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    Hi, I am a junior applying for admission to the class of 2023. I simply want to see what I can work on in order to strengthen my application to the service academies, so all advice is accepted.
    GPA: 3.61 unweighted 3.81 weighted NOTE: upward trend from freshman year (where I did horrible) - straight A's in junior year
    1300 PSAT 680 math 620 reading ( I took SAT getting scores soon)
    -Fluent arabic speaking conversationally, can read as well
    Math three years honors, 100% in pre-calculus unweighted junior year
    Science three years honors, bio, Chemistry, physics, forensic science
    History - AP USH, AP world, Regents U.S. History honors
    English 3 years honors
    -Student Organization/government officer (elected senior historian)
    -Air Force Civil Air Patrol (will be NCO in July)
    -New York city group cadet advisory council unit representative
    -National Honor Society member
    -EAA and Air Force Association Member
    -Library Volunteer of the Month, CAP cadet of the month
    -Over three years of Tae Kwon Do (black belt to be earned in September) - right now I am a senior student
    -1 year varsity wrestling, 1 year track fielder (junior year - present)
    - Tech Cafe shift manager for 1 year, president right now (cafe that donates its proceeds to charity)
    -newspaper editor 1 year
    -Future Business leaders club 1 year
    -over 100 hours of community service
    -had three jobs, currently hold one during school year 13 hours a week
    -AUTOCAD certified
     
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  2. West Point Applicant 19'

    West Point Applicant 19' Member

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    I'd focus on increasing test scores right now. 1300 PSAT is not bad, but many applicants will have much higher SAT/ACT scores. I'd suggest getting some prep books, doing self practice, and aiming for 1500+ SAT or 33 ACT to maximize your chances.
     
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  4. Oldcorps

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    If someone at school tells you its too late to apply for Boys/Girls State contact a local American Legion rep. They love to help if you are interested
     
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  5. OldRetSWO

    OldRetSWO USNA 78/parent 11/BGO for >25yrs 5-Year Member

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    whether or not he is late depends on the state involved. Here in NJ, the internal cutoff for completed applications to Legion HQ is June 1st and that is after interviews at local posts and a round of signatures. Most of my posts from my county have already picked their delegates and are in various stages of getting admin completed.
     
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  7. Airplane girl

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    It’s great to see someone else from New York City group CAP on this forum! Good luck on your application. (I don’t really have any advice since I’m also applying for the class of 2023 and don’t have any experience with service academy applications either)
     
  8. adamibrahim

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    SAT scores just came in today. 1440 total, 740 math and 700 reading/language... will be retaking next month for the essay but I am more than happy I got these scores lol :)
     
  9. adamibrahim

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    Lol yeah I did apply to Boys State before I made this post and what Is funny is how I got into the program for New York State, one of the American legion posts in my county are sponsoring me after writing this post :0 but thanks for the suggestion, anything else I should work on? I just got a 1440 sat 740 math 700 r/w
     
  10. adamibrahim

    adamibrahim Member

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    Thats so cool!! I am the CAC rep for Staten Island... what squadron are you in?
     
  11. Airplane girl

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    I’m the cadet commander of Brooklyn Tech Cadet squadron