Is my GPA sufficient for VMI?

Discussion in 'Publicly and Privately Funded Military Colleges' started by yankeesam, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. yankeesam

    yankeesam New Member

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    I am just about finished with my Sophomore year in High School, and at this point it looks like I will probably have about a 92% final GPA, which I believe translates to a 3.7. I am also involved in 2 after school clubs (french club, and debate club), and participate in cross country in the fall, and track in the winter and spring, so I am active all three seasons. I also plan on putting in some community service hours over the summer, in order to increase my chances further.
    With all of this, keeping in mind that I have yet to take my SAT and ACT, do my chances of getting accepted into VMI look good? If not, what can I improve on or add so that my chances are better?
     
  2. Falcon A

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    Yankee -- Here is a link to the VMI Class of 2021 when they entered in Aug 2017:

    http://www.vmi.edu/media/content-assets/documents/admissions/Copy-of-Profile,-Class-of-2021.pdf

    Your GPA looks to be on a good track. Doing well on the SAT and/or ACT will matter more.

    Participation in clubs is good. Better to be club founder or a club officer to show leadership

    Cross Country and Track is good. Earning a Varsity Letter is better. Being Team Captain to show leadership is best.

    Community Service is good. Starting or sponsoring a community service activity is best.

    Best wishes to you. Keep working hard.
     
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  3. yankeesam

    yankeesam New Member

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    Falcon A - I appreciate the advice, and will work at improving my transcript.
     
  4. wtr100

    wtr100 Banned

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    Yank I'd say you're in the hunt. Get good test scores.

    Average GPA
    3.65
    SAT Math 580 average
    530-620 range of middle 50%
    SAT Critical Reading 578 average
    530-620 range of middle 50%
    SAT Writing Not reported
    ACT Composite 26 average
    23-30 range of middle 50%

    There is a much better school in SC you might want to look at ...
     
  5. letsgoservetheserviceboys

    letsgoservetheserviceboys Member

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    Why do you say the Citadel is better than VMI? As far as academics and military rigor, I thought VMI reigns superior.
     
  6. Falcon A

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    Because wtr100 is a Citadel guy and there is a running rivalry between VMI and "the school down south" . . . ;)
     
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    And perhaps wtr100 didn't get into VMI! ;)
     
  8. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    OK folks. Keep it on topic, which would be comments on the OP's chances, and not personal comments on why one might think one school is better than another. If it persists I will shut this thread down.
     
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    I am applying to The Citadel. Visited the school early summer and really liked the faculty, facilities and area. I have to declare a major and wondering if anyone knows the best major to declare to increase my chances of acceptance? Thank you!!!
     
  10. Falcon A

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    Caravan — you might call Citadel admissions with your questions or scour their web site. I know VMI gave preference for candidates desiring to major in Physics when Class of 2019 entered and VMI prominently displayed this information on their admissions page.
     
  11. AirForceVet

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    Take an SAT prep course and take the SAT as many times as you can. Your score will go up each time and is offered about every 2-3 months on Saturdays. See the college board website for dates and locations. This is the best money you will spend. The SAT carries a lot of weight... it is unfortunate how most high schools do 't communicate that.