What Are My chances Right Now?

<p>For Those of you who know more about USNA then I do (which isn't that much), could you tell me what I need to improve on? Info is on my stats profile. I'm also a rising junior if that has any significance.
Thanks</p>

<p>Student:</p>

<p>User Name: ansu6102
College Class Year: 2013
High School: Private
High School Type: sends some grads to top schools</p>

<p>Academics:</p>

<p>GPA - Unweighted: 3.80
GPA - Weighted: 4.13
Class Rank: top 5%
Class Size: 65</p>

<p>Scores:</p>

<p>Extracurriculars:</p>

<p>Significant Extracurriculars: Mock Trial, Model UN, Outdoors Club, Recycling Club, Musical Ensemble
Leadership positions: NYLC (youth leadership conference)
Student Council
President or Vice President of Multiple Clubs
Athletic Status - list sport and your level: Varsity Cross Country
JV Squash
JV Soocer
Volunteer/Service Work: Volunteered at a hospital for 40 hours
Honors and Awards: Scholar for a Program at School, Member of NHSS, Graduate of CYLC (Congressional Youth Leadership Conferece)</p>

<p>Not a clue of your "chances" as that is in part determined by your competition and many events that will happen between now and 2013. You see, your question is not really very appropriate for a Service Academy as things change quickly, geography and politics play into it, you have no clue of your physical or medical circumstances between now and then.</p>

<p>Those noted, your resume looks to be very positive so far. Keep it up. Your solution/answer is really quite simple ...just do your best on the most challenging and productive path you can find and complete successfully. That's what you can control. All the rest is beyond your control and you cannot "scoop" it , nor should you worry about it. Do what you can do. And keep your eyes on the USNA profiles. They will give you a vivid picture of the "symptoms" of successful candidates, as well as those things USNA appointment process require and value. Good luck, keep at your excellent work, and keep us posted of your progress along this journey.</p>

<p>P.S. You might consider creating a matrix with the categories and possible things you might accomplish in meeting those categories and expectations. Get organized and get going. Lastly, read the paperback book that I'm blanking on ...MANY on Amazon ...provides specific ideas and information about the process of appointment. There's one for each academy.</p>

<p>Keep up the good work.
Prep for the SATs.</p>

<p>Take the most challenging math and science classes your school offers. Heck, take the most challenging classes in English and History too. (But if its a choice - go with math and science.) If your choice is limited, think about taking some at the local CC or Uni.</p>

<p>Ditto what 2010 said about SAT's. Scoring very well is one clear way to get noticed by admissions; all HS's are different - the SAT is not.</p>

<p>Yes, you have a chance. However, no one here can give you any assurances and those who do shouldn't. </p>

<p>You need to apply and then see what happens. Anything else is false reassurance that may make you feel better but won't have any impact on whether you receive an appointment.
Seriously, there is no way anyone on this forum can give you anything more than a general reaction to the information you post. We’ve never met you. We haven’t seen any of your packet; thus, we haven’t seen your teacher recs, your activity sheet, your BGO interview summary, your CFA scores, etc. We don’t know if you’ve been arrested for drugs/DUI or have been suspended from school. Nor do we know if you have special circumstances that might help you – i.e., having to work to support your family, being heavily recruited for a sport. Not to mention, we are relying on your word/honesty in terms of all that you post.</p>

<p>Even IF we had all of the relevant information about you, we still couldn’t tell you. Why? We don’t know who you’re competing against. At best, a BGO on the site can give you some insight based on his/her current group of students and what he/she has experienced in prior years. But that’s not even worth what you pay for it, which is nothing.</p>

<p>What folks on this board CAN do, based on what you tell us, is let you know if anything stands out as being weak as compared to the TYPICAL candidate who receives an appointment. Again, that advice is given in a vacuum. Also, many successful candidates are NOT typical. Thus, while your record may appear to have a glaring weakness, there may be things about you that we don’t know that, in USNA’s view, make up for it. Or, there may be reasons that we don’t know that explain it (i.e., changing schools three times in h.s. due to moves may make it difficult to have continuity in high school activities).</p>

<p>The one thing that IS certain is that, if you don’t apply, you definitely won’t get an appointment.</p>

<p>If you are truly interested in attending USNA I suggest checking out their website. Based on your stats you are already in college as you have a college graduation year as 2013...am I correct to assume that you are currently in college? If you are in college then your college grades weigh more than you HS transcript as it shows how you would fair at a college.</p>

<p>If you are a JR in HS then I would suggest looking into applying for NASS (Naval</a> Academy Summer Seminar) enrollment opens 1 Feb of your Junior Yr.</p>

<p>Hope that helps.</p>

<p>Reply With Quote</p>

<p>I agree with the others that any "chances advice" is just a guess. However, not knowing much from just the profile, look at how you have grown in the organizations you are involved in . For example, soccer. Maybe it's something like 2nd string JV to starter to Varsity to captain etc. Think of impact and commitment in what you put down as your activities and don't assume people know what it is (certain clubs) or the time it consumes. Your volunteer side seems a little thin to me. </p>

<p>Again, like the others said, nobody really knows because we aren't USNA and don't know their needs right now, geography, etc. But I sit on a scholarship board and you have to make yourself stand out. The ones that stand out when i read literally 100s each year are the ones where I see commitment and leadership and a resume clearly laid out to make it easy for me to see this. There are way too many kids with great grades (grade inflation is a serious issue to me but that's another post. haha) and activities. Prep for your SATs/ACTs and apply. Good luck to you.</p>