Hey guys, I was just wondering if any of you could provide insight in what my chances are in getting in to the USNA. Here is my GPA, SAT and ACT.
4.75 GPA on 5 scale, all AP classes
670 Math 660 English and Writing
27 Math 31 Verbal
I'm also in National Honor Society, I'm the captain of our football team and I wrestle at the varsity level.
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
I'm NOT putting this out there with the question, What are his chances? I'm putting this out there because there are so many posts asking what are my chances and I just want to reiterate how highly competitive the application process is. No matter how fantastic your credentials look, you need to have a Plan B. My DS is still showing "Complete Pending Review". He has a Congressional Nomination. DODMERB qualified. Physically fit (he's an athlete). He also received the NROTC scholarship 1st Board. I'm going to show his credentials (and this is not all inclusive) because I believe that he would be competitive, but you just never know how you compare to the application pool. He's focusing on his other college options (Plan B) since he hasn't heard anything yet.
5.795 GPA on a 5.0 scale
Class rank 1 of 517 unweighted; 3 of 517 weighted
32 Composite ACT - 35 Math 31 Verbal
Captain Football Team Jr and Sr year (played Varsity football Sophomore - Senior). Won the Football leadership Award / Conference Honorable Mention. Iron Man Award all 4 years for never missing a practice. Helped with Youth football camps during the summer. Drove underclassman without license to early morning practices and summer practices.
Captain Baseball Team (pitcher and 1st Base) Played Varsity baseball end of Sophomore - Senior year. Also plays Summer High School Baseball and is on a Summer Club Baseball Team.
League bowls (Age 3 - present) / Played underclassman Basketball
Linked Crew - Jr and Senior year mentors incoming freshman as they transition to high school. Provided tour at orientation; meets with assigned freshman weekly to check to see how they are doing throughout entire year. Takes a Leadership Class as part of his school curriculum to be in Link Crew. Participates in fundraisers - Strike out Diabetes, Strike out Leukemia. This year he is planning and organizing a Military Appreciation Weekend during baseball.
Wildcat Athletic Leadership Club - community service and role models for those students with demonstrated leadership on and off field.
Tutor - Tutors AP Calculus BC and AP Physics 2 and C during lunch and study hall.
National Honor Society / Key Club / Illinois State Scholar
Community Service - Just a few that he does annually on his own: Back to School Fairs, Salvation Army, Hoops for Hearts American Heart Association, Food Pantry, Scorekeeper Holiday basketball tournaments (doesn't include those activities needed to meet school club requirements)
I shared this info just to demonstrate that on paper, you might look really good. He said his BGO interview went well. He has that outgoing personality type, so I'm certain it did....but you are not competing with other students from your school; you are now competing on a much broader level and with the pool so competitive and the number of spots so few, you just never know. Even the 4year NROTC scholarships are just as competitive with a small number offered in comparison to the number of applicants. All I can recommend is that you try to do everything you possibly can. Don't get senioritis - keep taking the difficult classes senior year and do your best....I was in the registrar's office yesterday picking up transcripts and she told me that she was sending my DS senior year 1st semester grades to USNA and two other schools because they received additional requests for them.
Just keep at it but make sure you keep all your options open and always have a backup plan.