What are my chances?

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by EvaK16, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. EvaK16

    EvaK16 New Member

    Feb 23, 2014
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    Hi! I'm junior in high school in the state of Georgia and I'm applying for the class of 2019. I'm just trying to gain some insight on the competitiveness of my application. Here are my stats:

    *3.7 unweighted GPA
    *National honor society member
    * I have taken Ap English, U.S History and European history so far. Next year I am taking Ap calculus
    * ranked 9 out of 70
    *620 verbal sat 530 math (I'm retaking test on May 3)

    * 3 years of varsity track
    - made it to state my freshman year
    - region runner up
    - team captain 2 years
    - featured as an impact player in "in the game magazine" (local high school sports magazine)
    - honorable mention for best of preps for region
    * 2 years of varsity cross country
    - team qualified for state both years
    - placed top 10 individually in several of my races
    - honorable mention for best of preps
    * varsity swimming this year, I plan on doing it next year as well
    * equestrian team
    - only equestrian team in Savannah Georgia
    * I ran the 2012 rock and roll half marathon ( I don't know if I should include this or not)

    * science club member
    * active in church youth group
    * volunteer at humane society
    * volunteer at a therapeutic riding center for special needs kids
    * volunteer at Ronald McDonald house
    * participate in American cancer society relay for life

    Work experience:
    * every summer I work at my church camp as a group leader
    * babysit and petsit on a weekly basis

    Thank you so much for taking the time to read this And I would really appreciate any feedback!
  2. 845something

    845something Member

    Feb 22, 2013
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    Need to significantly improve your test scores.

    Need to move I to the top 10% of your class (GA is competitive).

    It is a small school, so I would expect more Extracurricular leadership positions.

    Athletics are fine.
  3. tug_boat

    tug_boat Member

    Jun 18, 2012
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    These standardized tests can elevate your WCS to a more campetetive range. You must take them at every opportunity. With most cases, you will find a plateau after 3 or 4 times. At this point you will need to seek external help to bring these scores up. It is very important to bring these scores into the 32/730 range

    Push Hard, Press Forward
  4. EvaK16

    EvaK16 New Member

    Feb 23, 2014
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    Thank you both for your feedback! Next year I plan on taking challenging courses and hope to move into the top ten percent. My school actually does not offer many leadership roles, however next year I am campaigning for the national honor society president and a position in the student government. Also I am studying very hard for the next Sat so hopefully I can bring that up. Based on my stats so far, do you think I would be a good candidate?

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