HS Sr. Taking College Math & Sci.

<p>I'm a triple q'd high school senior with a nom. My GPA is 3.7 and my SAT is 2100 (based on new scale). My ACT scores are 30 math, 30 sci, 28 verbal. Plus, I'm at the top 10th percentile of my class.</p>

<p>As a high school senior, I decided to also take on college Physics and Calc. but did pretty badly first semester. However, I'm retaking these classes again next semester to hopefully redeem myself.</p>

<p>Will the admissions board focus on my high school GPA & SAT/ACT scores and (hopefully) not put so much weight at my first attempt w/college math and sci? I already informed my admissions officer that I will retake all the classes next semester.</p>

<p>p.s. I also have a letter of recommendation from a Rear Admirial who knows my situation above. I'm hoping his recommendation also helps my chances.</p>

<p>How badly are you doing? b,c,d? realize that a lot of us, myself included are taking college math and science (AP) and have been since junior year. I'm not sure how the recommendation will help- they may see it as trying to make an excuse for you doing badly, unless it was because of something like a move or family problems.</p>

<p>I concur with sparkleandshine....You need to be more specific about your grades in college level courses.</p>

<p>If you read alot of these posts, you'll see just about every kid here is and has been taking college level math, science, history, language, and english - some all 4 years of high school.</p>

<p>It's the combination of the difficulty of the courses, coupled with the grades that are the real picture.</p>

<p>A kid with 5 AP classes, varsity sports, and let's say, ASB president pulling an unweighted 3.4, for example will mean a heck of a lot more than someone with a perfect 4.0 and maybe 2 AP classes in senior year.</p>

<p>With your listings of the TripleQ/nom/recommendation - you sound reasonably competitive</p>

<p>Imagine the pressure when you are a plebe to excell in these very same classes (or harder, chemistry is a killer) when you are under pressure, tired, and there is not enought time in your schedule to get everything done! (lights out at 10:00pm; up at 5:30)</p>


<p>Janell, who is taking 5 AP/IB classes, plus her varsity swim, CAP Commander role and president of her Christian Club on campus..tells me she CAN'T WAIT until she has mandatory bedtime hours at USNA! Her high school teachers don't seem to have a problem assigning work knowing these kids are on 4-5 hours sleep every night....At least USNA has a clue!</p>

<p>Hi, all. just to clarify - I was not taking college-level courses (aka AP). I was taking actual college courses at my State college in conjunction with attending high school. This is something I did not Have to do, but wanted to do to further challenge myself. By the way, my grades for the college classes in Physics and Calc were "C".</p>

<p>Hope that helps with your confusion.</p>

<p>i don't think the "bedtime hours" are all they're cracked up to be. she won't be getting any more than 5-6 hours of sleep as it is, and the hall isn't exactly quiet. is she planning on swimming? because we have 05:45 practices 4 times a week as well.</p>

<p>Do you find it hard to function on such little sleep? Do you ever get used to it?</p>

<p>Janell has spoken and met with the crew coach and hopes to be a walk on...Yeah, we know....early practices.....</p>

<p>And as for adjusting to little sleep. I just finished a good book called "The Warrior Elite" about Navy Seals. At least there are some humans on this planet, who seem to learn to function on minimal sleep! Does is apply to mids? We'll have to wait and see!</p>

<p>Hope someone can answer Sponge's question--same boat here--a C+ in college calculus at our local state college (she did great in physics). My dd already has the appointment--hope they don't get cranky about that C!</p>

<p>I don't think so HC. They will all take exams this summer and be placed appropriately. I don't think they'll punish dd for taking a college course while in h.s.</p>

<p>5-6 hours of sleep sounds AMAZING!!!!! i get 3-4 hours a night now, if i'm lucky, so i have totally no problem with the bedtime.</p>

<p>Man, I had to operate on less than 5 hours of sleep junior year. This year ranges from 4 to 6 hours depending on Homework and if I have a running day in the morning.</p>

<p>I'm with boston usmc on this one! Sleep, PT, school, run, swim, eat, homework, wash, rinse, repeat (omit the first step as needed). 0-5 hours a night for four years.</p>

<p>i hear ya dictatoranna. gotta love those nights where you get 45 minutes....good thing i got my caffeine, lol.</p>

<p>peskemom- crew is a great sport and navy has traditionally fielded some decent boats. They have a great training facility compared to many colleges, and their funding is a bit better as well.<br>
While getting up early may be hard, rowing on flat water is incredible and the regattas are a lot of fun and a nice way to get away for a day/weekend!</p>

<p>Not as good as those "Rams."</p>

<p>Boss- you are absolutely correct in that- as the Rams have left Navy in their wake for the last 3 years- but what matters is that Navy consistantly outstrokes Army!</p>

<p>spongebob and others:
I think you all are missing my point. You have gotten amazing grades while getting little sleep. That translates into an extra 4 or 5 hours devoted to studies each day. How well would you have done if you were forced to quit studying, or writing papers at 10 PM?</p>

<p>Knowing that lights out is at 10 pm puts a lot of pressure on a student who knows that he/she cannot work beyond that time even if the paper is not complete, or the homework not finished, or the study time not nearly sufficient for understanding. There are so many other obligations during the day that additional study time is often not possible. Given the level of difficulty of the classes, most students have difficulty adjusting.</p>

<p>And napping is prohibited for plebes.

<p>CM -- When I heard about the "bedtime", that was the first thing I thought about: "how do you get all your work done??" I was very concerned about that going into NASS, and it was one of the first things I asked my squad leader and other mids about. They said that in THEIR experiences, it wasn't an issue for them. SOOO, I stopped worrying so much about it as much. But thank you for bringing it back to my attention that if I go, it still WILL be an issue...with both positives AND negatives. Thanks!</p>