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  1. SoccerBro

    SoccerBro New Member

    Oct 29, 2014
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    Hello all,
    I'm currently in eighth grade and am really wanting to go to USMA(United States Military Academy) at West Point. I'm currently in my third year of spanish. I got good grades in the other two years(mostly a's and one or two b's) ,and so far far i'm doing quite good in my current year of spanish. I'm also in Algebra which I'm doing very good in. I've been doing sports my whole life so I'm in quite a good physical condition. I'm also an Eagle Scout. I held a position of leadership in my troop for all four and a half years that I've been in Boy Scouts. That position of leadership put me in charge of eighty to ninty boys for those four and a half years. I also have one hundred and twenty SSL hours ,which are service hours that are required to graduate high school. Seventy five service hours are required to graduate high school in my school system. I've also been recommended to take physic, geometry and AP U.S. History in my ninth grade year. I'm going to participate in a program at my high school which will put me in advanced courses sooner. Only one hundred students are selected out of thirteen hundred of each grade. This program will allow me to take AP courses much sooner than other high schools or magnet schools would. Please tell me if I'm on the right track and what else I can do to better improve my qualifications and chances of getting into USMA when I apply in my junior year.
  2. Dixieland

    Dixieland 5-Year Member

    Mar 10, 2010
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    Welcome! Sounds like you are off to a great start on your West Point goal! Keep making excellent grades and make sure you are taking the most challenging courses your school has to offer---that plebe year at West Point is pretty tough! Be sure to make smart choices on your conduct and friends and stay out of trouble!

    Build relationships with your high school math, physics or chemistry, and English teachers because you will ask some of them to fill out recommendations on your behalf as part of your application.

    Take a look at the "stickies" at the top of the USMA forum page--there is a lot of helpful information there. Also check out the Admissions page on the West Point webpage.

    Good luck!

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