Naval Academy Admissions

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by JJ2323, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. JJ2323

    JJ2323 New Member

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    Hey I'm currently a Junior attending a school in Pennsylvania and I was wondering if anyone could take a look at my resume and suggest what I can do to strengthen it. For a couple years now I've been looking into the service academies and have really been looking into the Naval Academy or West Point. I have a 4.18 cumulative GPA and I just took the SAT, but I have received a 1260 on the PSAT and am expecting a higher score on the regular SAT. I do not know my exact rank, and my class size is only around 120, but I believe I rank closer to the top. I have taken all honors or AP classes my entire high school career and have participated in basketball and football my entire career, most likely acquiring 6 Varisty letters in all by the time I graduate. I will also most likely be the Captain of both teams for next year. I am interested in playing football at one of the academies, but that is not a major concern. As for extracurricualrs, I write for the school newspaper and am in Spanish club. I volunteer at my local CCD and write for the local newspaper, The Citizen, where I have put in over 150 hours of volunteering. I will be in National Honor Society. I also won the regional competition for sports writing in my area and will be competing at the state level at the end of the month at Penn State. As for my nomination, I will most likely obtain a nomination from my state legislature. What else can I do to strengthen my resume? How important is going to the summer seminar and will it affect my chances of getting in if I go? What are my chances of getting in compared to other candidates? Are my chances of getting in realistic?
     
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    You seem very strong from what you wrote. Make sure to pursue any type of leadership in any of your current activities. The service academies don't place a heavy deal of weight on GPA (it is still important) because ACT and SAT scores are much more important. Class rank is also more important than your GPA from what I've heard. National Honor Society is also a good organization, try to be a leader in it though. Summer seminars won't have any effect on your application. You should also apply to Boys' State as I know that could give you a great boost. Just continue to look on the portals and see what you can do to put in as many checks as you can in the boxes. At this point, there's not a LOT you can do to change your current resume but keep on pursuing. This process is all about patience and working towards your goal no matter what. You have a strong resume (I can't judge your chances of admission) but it's all going to depend on how the Admissions Committee sees you. None of what anyone on this forum says about your resume is going to matter that much because you ultimately want to impress West Point and Naval Academy Admissions. Good luck!
     
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  3. JJ2323

    JJ2323 New Member

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    Okay Thanks!! I will definitely take your advice!!
     
  4. Vitalzt

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    Agree with you 100%