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Chances of West point?
Im a high school sophmore and here are some of my basic credentials-
freshman year...not as well A's B's and one low C.... Sadly
This year All A's one B last year and currently all A's this semester and an AP European history class
I am in ROTC as a 2nd Lt.
I have a varsity letter in wrestling but blew my knee out mid season and only participated in 1st part of year and in State at the end of the year...
I am about to get my black belt in karate and am fairly well at Grappling I have several 1st 2nd and 3rd place trophies in both.
I did JROTC Raider team last year and I am planning on doing it next year
Next year I will be take
and ACT prep. class
Im planning on taking more ap classes my senior year...
I have a 3.6-3.8 GPA not sure at the moment. but its slowly been getting better.
I participate in church community activities.
I am on the JROTC leadership team.
and then there is a few more minor credentials to add on...
I wanted to know what my current chances are into getting into west point?
What I could do to better my chances?
What should is score on the ACT?
And what kind of shape should i be in by the time I apply?
- TomLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
It is important that if the "C" or "B" grades were in Algebra or Geometry, that the level of knowledge in those subjects be brought up to "A" level as Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry are tested on the Sat Math section. The Act Math section also tests Trigonometry. Competitive Candidates take regular/honors Chemistry and Physics in high school and preferably also AP Chemistry or AP Physics. 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 2550, Usafa Summer Seminar accepts 1125 and West Point SLS 1,000. If not admitted during senior year can reapply as a college student as long as will not have reached the 23rd birthday on July 1 of the year entering West Point. There are also prep programs at the military junior colleges and at prep schools.
For college applicants, the recommendation is to enroll in a similar schedule of courses as a first year West Point Cadet and Rotc if available. Jrotc Instructors and Rotc PMS can offer their Cadets nominations to West Point.
- Anonymous8 years ago
My answer for USNA applies to you as well: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AgO.z...
To your specific questions:
1. See the link
2. ACT: at LEAST 29 SAT: at LEAST 1900-2000 (aim higher, take both the tests at least once)
3. Good shape. You have to take the CFA and want to max out the best you can.
- lana_sandsLv 78 years ago
20,0000 apply for 13,00 seats a year.