Chances at West Point?
TakIng all AP and honors classes. 11 APs including BC calculus and C physics.
Economics club president as well as economics AP class
JROTC officer at neighboring high school
Attending prestigeous carholic high school in eastern massachusetts
Civil air patrol cadet major
Working towards pilots licence
Varsity letter in tennis and tennis captain.
JV golf freshman and sophmore years
Student council president
Completed Summer leadership seminar
Member of national honor society
150+ community service hours since freshman year
On a competitive shotgun shooting team. Competed at nationals every year since freshman. Trained with the US Army Marksmanship unit in Georga on numerous occasions.
What are my chances of getting into West Point Military Academy? Thank you for your time.
- TomLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
Why stop at Cadet Major, go for Cadet Colonel(Spaatz.) The weakness is only having one spring sport per year- two years of Golf and two of Tennis- and no competitive, vigorous team sport like football, lacrosse, water polo or rugby, but it is amazing to be Tennis Captain junior year, the first year on the team. West Point won't know about participation in Spring sports Senior year since offers of appointment will already have been made. Student Council President, Tennis Team Captain, NHS and a varsity letter in another sport would max out the extracurricular composite. 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 right of the page. Be sure to open the "Character Matters" 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.
- MAJ KevLv 77 years ago
Looks pretty good to me - with all the great things you list, you just need to make sure that the GPA is up there.
BTW: just what is a prestigious "carholic" high school? Somewhere you all get excited about cars?
- 7 years ago
You'll probably get in. Whether or not you will be a good officer is the question. Because honestly, West Point grads are arrogant.
- Anonymous7 years ago
But you are in 8th grade, so you don`t have all of that, and you don`t know if you will. IF you can get all that, yeah, you`d have a pretty good chance. But you`d have to get a nomination, and that`s very competitive.
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- Anonymous7 years ago
That is the single largest hurdle. If you have that you are in.
Seems like you would know that.
- raffertyLv 77 years ago
Timmy - you are in 8th grade. This is your projection of what you will do. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AiHaK...
- mgan v.2Lv 77 years ago
If that was all true it would be pretty good!