VMI Admissions Advice

Discussion in 'Publicly and Privately Funded Military Colleges' started by NY6711, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. NY6711

    NY6711 New Member

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    Good Evening everyone,
    I was wondering if anyone would be able to provide any advice that would be helpful as I finish up my application up for VMI. I am 17 years old, I currently reside in NY, and I am applying to VMI Regular Decision (I will be applying to other schools as a back up but this is my top school). I would like to give you some insight about myself. I have about a 93 gpa overall average which is about equivalent to 3.7-3.8 on the 4.0 scale for the combination of my Freshman year through my Junior year. I’m currently and have been taking rigorous classes in school such as AP, honors, and College Now. I also do many extra-curriculars such as band, chorus, NHS, sports, and other clubs that require leadership and community service. My academic status and physical fitness is in check. However, it's my SAT score that I'm a little worried about and what affect it has on my academic record, the score I received was an 1100. Do you have any pointers that would potentially benefit my academic as well as my social profile? I know VMI is the School for me and I am just trying to get as much advice as well as information that I can get! Also, what are your thoughts on the chances of myself being accepted?
     
  2. Dadof2

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    @NY6711 - if you go on the VMI website you can see stats for the class of 2022. Your SAT score is below the mean composite score of 1210. This doesn't mean you won't get in, just that the rest of your stats will need to be strong. Have you taken the SAT more than once? If not, do you think you could do better with some prep courses? You mentioned some EC's, which is good - were you team captain or in leadership positions in any of your EC's?

    You say VMI is the school for you so I assume you have visited already and/or have a friend or family connection? Learn as much as you can about what it is really like. VMI is a great school, but not for everyone. Congratulations for considering a challenging but potentially very rewarding path.

    Good luck.
     
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  3. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    +1 to Dadof2. Retake and improve that SAT. Also try the ACT. Some folks do better on one over the other. Improving your SAT score will help all of your college applications.
     
  4. NY6711

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    I am Currently the President of Interact Club which is in partnership with the Rotary Club and the club is solely based on Community Service. I was one of the Captains on my Soccer team and I did visit the school in February. Once the Cadet started talking and I got the tour, I knew it was the place for me! And if the SAT is a major setback, I do agree that I should retake it.
     
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    I think I will retake it. Thank you!
     
  6. luke5891

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    Khan Academy has a good, free SAT prep service. You can even link your khan academy account to the college board so it customizes your prep based on previous test scores. I took the SAT three times, started with a 1140 and ended with a 1380. Find a study method that works for you and stay consistent with it, overtime you will see improvements.
     
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    I have used it a little before and I do believe it helps but I was never consistent with it. I will for sure start a study schedule and use it to my advantage before the test in October. Thank you for the advice and what an improvement on your score!
     
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