Am I qualified for USNA?
My current resume to scan-
All A's but each semester B in english
hardest classes i can take
-honors english 1 and 2-B
-biology and ap biology-a
as in everything else
-prob 1 thousand community service hours from hospital, boy scouts, etc.
-golf team JV 1 yr (this really makes me wimper because every1 applying is varsity but sports at my sporty high school are super hard to get in, i would make varsity really easy at any other skool) we win 1st state championships in nearly every sport
-i am club president of a club, treasurer of another and secretary of another
-planning to join CAP
-sat probably around ~1940
-act probably around ~32
does it help if my buddy who i look up to is in air force academy? can he help me get in
- TomLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
Everything looks great except minimal athletic participation, no NHS membership and the predicted Sat score. The Act is much higher, equivalent to an Sat score around 200 points higher. If the Sat score does not rise substantially, it would be best to only report the Act score. With Eagle Scout there is no need to join CAP. Billy Mitchell and Eagle Scout are seen as equivalents. Having both is not going to garner any advantage. There is a need to get involved in some sport as soon as possible. The service academies highly value athletic participation. Over 90% of service academy Mids/Cadets have participated in varsity athletics; over 80% earned one or more varsity letters; around 60% have been athletic team captains; and about one quarter of each class consists of recruited athletes. I am guessing your school is MD. You can't do any Spring Sports if you are still doing golf. If not, with an 0-17 record this year, you could probably earn a varsity letter in lax by Senior year, which of course won't do any good since admission decisions will have already been made. So, you need a letter junior year or by late fall of senior year. X-C appears to be a no tryout sport for those attending the summer camp and a no cut sport for those who can run a 3 mile in 21:00 or less. Wrestling also appears to be a no cut sport. Should think about either or both. If you are no longer doing golf, maybe X-C or Wrestling and Lax.
The Air Force Academy website offers outstanding advice to students prepping for a service academy, rotc scholarship or any highly selective university. Open all links to the left of the dialog box. Be sure to open the "Leadership Preparation" link and read it carefully."
Page 19 of Chapter 2 of the Naval Academy Catalog indicates classes for a high school student to take to make himself competitive for admission. The classes are arranged in a hierarchy:
Helpful to read the advice on prepping for college offered on Harvard's website:
The selection process is nearly identical at the Naval Academy, West Point, and the Air Force Academy, so, whatever is stated on one service academy website or in its catalog with regard to admissions, course selection etc generally holds for the others. If you read the following answer and open the links it should help to explain the selection process and the path to an appointment:
The application cycle for the service academies begins December 1 of junior year when the Air Force Academy begins accepting pre candidate questionnaires from juniors applying to attend the Air Force Academy Summer Seminar.
West Point SLS begins accepting pre candidate questionnaires in mid December. The Naval Academy Summer Seminar begins accepting preliminary applications on February 1.
Uscga AIM also begins accepting applications in February. It is best to apply to all since they are similar and going to one indicates to the Admissions Boards at all that a Candidate is well aware of the regimented lifestyle of an academy Cadet/Midshipman. An applicant needs Psat, Sat or Act scores to be considered for the Summer Seminars. The Psat Math section tests Algebra 1 and Geometry and should be taken the first time the Fall after completing these classes. The Psat is only offered once each October. The Sat Math section tests Algebra 1 and 2 and Geometry and should be taken the first time the Spring of the year taking Algebra 2. The Act Math section tests these subjects and Trigonometry. An extracurricular reading program looking up unknown words in a dictionary helps with the Cr and Writing sections of the Sat:
Colonel Batchelder indicates the attributes SLS seeks in applicants:
All the summer programs seek pre-candidates with essentially the same attributes. Usna's is the largest accepting 2250, Usafa Summer Seminar accepts 1125 and West Point SLS 1,000.
- ?Lv 45 years ago
You don't have any where near the grades for the Academy. You must be invited to head with the aid of your congressman, and chances are, there are a long way better qualified candidates to your district. No longer sure the place you obtained the thought it was once like some other school, it is no longer. It is probably the most sought after positions in the nation, far more difficult than Harvard. There are even political considerations worried. It is the equal with West factor and the Air drive Academy. They just take the satisfactory, interval.