USNA.hopeful

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It is my dream to attend the Naval Academy. I want to be the best officer I can be. I am extremely determined. For football I lost 70 pounds in three months to move from defensive line to linebacker, and I want to be a SEAL. I am still nervous about getting accepted obviously. I want your input on my chances.

GPA: 3.7 with honors classes
ACT: 29 with 29 writing
CFA:
59 ft. Bball throw
13 pull-ups
70 push-ups
8.8 shuttle
95 sit-ups
6:18 mile

I am the president and founder of a veterans volunteering club at school. I have volunteered 100+ hours in the past year. Went to Boys State and won Outstanding Boys Stater and went to NASS #1.

I really want to know your opinions of me getting in and what more I can do. Please help!
 

Savanna

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You sound very qualified, congrats!
But what I would say is if possible bring up the test scores and the basketball throw. Also if you are biracial, pick one race or the other because the biracial pool is nearly as big as the white applicant pool And not to scare you out but if you are in a highly competitive area like Southern California, Texas, or Northern Virginia sometimes there is not much you can do. I happen to be in SoCal and I got some tips if you live in one of those areas. Meet with your congressman or their assistants face to face as well as your regional officer so you aren't just another piece of paper. Call and email your regional officer with updates to your resume to show you are interested, and do well on the BGO interview (which is a whole different matter to talk about).
I wish you the best of luck in getting in!
Sophia
 

usnabgo08

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Why do you care about people's opinions about your chances...when no one here sits on the Admissions Board? One thing is for sure...if you don't apply, your chances are 0. Don't worry about what people on this board think of your chances. If you have questions on areas to improve your application...ask away...but ask specific kinds of questions and not "how can I improve my overall application." Alternatively, you can ask your BGO, who should be assigned to you in CIS.
 

USNA.hopeful

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Why do you care about people's opinions about your chances...when no one here sits on the Admissions Board? One thing is for sure...if you don't apply, your chances are 0. Don't worry about what people on this board think of your chances. If you have questions on areas to improve your application...ask away...but ask specific kinds of questions and not "how can I improve my overall application." Alternatively, you can ask your BGO, who should be assigned to you in CIS.
I understand but I am really just wondering how I can improve myself as a candidate. I understand there is not magic formula, but do you have any recommendations whether it be with the CFA, test scores, ECA's? I need some guidance and maybe it should be focused towards my BGO, but I want to seek your guidance utilizing this website before I go to them. If you have any guidance or advice that would be helpful. Thank you for your input, I definitely see what you are saying and appreciate it greatly.
 

697biling

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You sound very qualified, congrats!
But what I would say is if possible bring up the test scores and the basketball throw. Also if you are biracial, pick one race or the other because the biracial pool is nearly as big as the white applicant pool And not to scare you out but if you are in a highly competitive area like Southern California, Texas, or Northern Virginia sometimes there is not much you can do. I happen to be in SoCal and I got some tips if you live in one of those areas. Meet with your congressman or their assistants face to face as well as your regional officer so you aren't just another piece of paper. Call and email your regional officer with updates to your resume to show you are interested, and do well on the BGO interview (which is a whole different matter to talk about).
I wish you the best of luck in getting in!
Sophia
Biracial candidate here. Can you elaborate on your comment about the biracial pool's growing size? How exactly does one acquire that type of information?
 

usnabgo08

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General guidance is provided on the Admissions website and viewbook.
There are a few areas to focus on (and I will only summarize them):
-Academics: take both college admissions test multiple times; take the most challenging courses that your school offers AND that you can handle. Getting all A's in non-honors/AP/IB courses when the school offers a more rigorous curriculum shows that you weren't up for the challenge.
-Activities: do ones you like (a few) and find ways to demonstrate leadership skills. QUALITY is more important than quantity.
-Athletics: play a varsity sport and do well on the CFA. You don't necessarily have to be a team captain.
 

coachkarl

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No one knows, really. You have strong credentials, but there are a million little factors that go into it.
 

Maplerock

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You sound very qualified, congrats!
But what I would say is if possible bring up the test scores and the basketball throw. Also if you are biracial, pick one race or the other because the biracial pool is nearly as big as the white applicant pool And not to scare you out but if you are in a highly competitive area like Southern California, Texas, or Northern Virginia sometimes there is not much you can do. I happen to be in SoCal and I got some tips if you live in one of those areas. Meet with your congressman or their assistants face to face as well as your regional officer so you aren't just another piece of paper. Call and email your regional officer with updates to your resume to show you are interested, and do well on the BGO interview (which is a whole different matter to talk about).
I wish you the best of luck in getting in!
Sophia


Where was any mention of biracial by the OP?
 
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