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Is My High School Hurting My Chances

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by Jenn_30, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Jenn_30

    Jenn_30 5-Year Member

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    I was just wondering how much admissions considers the high school you attend. I have a 4.0, but my school is not that competitive. Do you think that will have a big effect on my chances.
     
  2. America's Finest

    America's Finest 5-Year Member

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    I believe they look at the competitiveness of schools to balance out class rank (not GPA). I wouldn't call it hurting you, it is simply making sure someone doesn't lose credit just because their class rank is lower but their school is more competitive.

    Basically it's like seeing an A+ in Calculus or an B+ in AP Calculus. Although one is a higher grade they will also taken into account it was a more challenging class but it doesn't neccessarily mean it will hurt you. Just make sure you take advanced classes.
     
  3. Just_A_Mom

    Just_A_Mom 10-Year Member

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    Your high school won't hurt your chances. Many many cadets went to regular public schools that are not especially competitive.
    West Point will look at your transcripts and school record and determine if you are taking the most challenging academic course work available. If your school does not have AP classes you are not "penalized".
     
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    milesthang 5-Year Member

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    This is where standardized testing comes into play. It is a way to compare students from different schools. USMA weights SAT and ACT scores much higher than most schools.
     
  5. Dave92390

    Dave92390 5-Year Member

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    It was metioned in an information meeting that "percent going on to 4 yr program" was kept in mind when evaluating transcripts. Still shouldn't be too big of a deal if you have the SAT/ACT score to back up your gpa.
     
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    Foopslype 5-Year Member

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    it's not jokes

    probably i'm dumb...

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