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NYNolaguy1
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re: College Admissions season
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This year West Point has +/- 1,200 new cadets reporting in July.


I think the current senior clasd will be graduating +/-950 cadets, so a little less than a quarter wash out.

Also having an academy degree really opens a lot of doors when you get out in terms of networking, further education, and job opportunities.


NoMoreKnees
Southern Miss Fan
Hartselle, AL
Member since Jan 2017
105 posts

re: College Admissions season
That is about right. In almost any class there will be a number who don’t make it through the first summer training. Then girlfriend issues and of course academic issues.


McCaigBro69
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re: College Admissions season
I got into the Air Force Academy and didn’t go and regret it.

Baylor was fine because I got to play football for half a year and had friends who went there, but I wish I had challenged myself more and gone.

The whole process was a wild ride and at the time my parents wanted me to go there and I had zero desire to move that far away.

If any young person gets in to an academy I would definitely push them to attend.



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Loserman
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Member since Sep 2007
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re: College Admissions season
My white 15 year old sophomore daughter has already received over 70 mailings from colleges.

She is a straight A student who has already taken 6 AP courses. She made a 27 on the ACT in the 7th grade and was invited and attended Duke under the TIP program.
She scored a 31 on the ACT in the 9th grade.
Her lowest score was in the Math Section and we hired a tutor for her last summer and will do so again this summer.
Her desire is to score a perfect 36.

My biggest concern for her is sending her off to a libtard college where she will be under constant pressure to assimilate in to libtardism.

Hopefully I have instilled in her the morals that will protect her.


Ten Bears
Alabama Fan
Florida
Member since Oct 2018
863 posts

re: College Admissions season
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My biggest concern for her is sending her off to a libtard college where she will be under constant pressure to assimilate in to libtardism.


That will happen at pretty much most colleges / universities. The real issue is finding a college that protects and encourages the critical thinking of individuals based upon rational logic.

As my alma mater so eloquently stated..

"Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so-called 'trigger warnings,' we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial, and we do not condone the creation of intellectual 'safe spaces' where individuals can retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own."



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TBoy
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Member since Dec 2007
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re: College Admissions season
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As my alma mater so eloquently stated..

"Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so-called 'trigger warnings,' we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial, and we do not condone the creation of intellectual 'safe spaces' where individuals can retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own."


That should be the position of every institution of higher learning.


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NoMoreKnees
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Hartselle, AL
Member since Jan 2017
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re: College Admissions season
Proverbs 22:6


Loserman
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Member since Sep 2007
14615 posts

re: College Admissions season
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Proverbs 22:6


I know that scripture well and have done so.

The problem is I only get 2 or 3 hours a day with her while the world gets 10+

Which is why in my original post I say, "I hope I have done enough"


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deltaland
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Member since Mar 2011
47946 posts

re: College Admissions season
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4.3 GPA,


Image: https://ih0.redbubble.net/image.492972689.7087/flat,550x550,075,f.u1.jpg



I thought a 4.0 was the highest you could get?

My sister got rejected by a bunch of schools and she graduated from an elite boarding school with a 4.0 GPA and 35 ACT. fricking Universiry of Florida rejected her. She ended up with a full ride to Stanford and now is in med school at LSU. Rejections are common especially for out of state applications. They have a lot more criteria then just your grades which is bull shite but it is what it is


tigerterrace
Auburn Fan
Mobile, Alabama
Member since Sep 2016
1028 posts

re: College Admissions season
This is from Loserman:

My white 15 year old sophomore daughter has already received over 70 mailings from colleges.

She is a straight A student who has already taken 6 AP courses. She made a 27 on the ACT in the 7th grade and was invited and attended Duke under the TIP program.
She scored a 31 on the ACT in the 9th grade.
Her lowest score was in the Math Section and we hired a tutor for her last summer and will do so again this summer.
Her desire is to score a perfect 36.

Your daughter sounds very similar to mine although we never sought out the tutors or prep courses.

1) You will get mail from all over. It is flattering, but do your homework on what could be offered.

2) AP courses are great, but what will you be able to use and what will count. My wife is a teacher and has actually taught 4 different AP Courses. She currently teaches AP Psychology.

What I mean by that is that a school can only take what fits into your course of study. In my daughter's case she knew from her junior year in HS that she wanted to do Pharmacy School. So she basically did not have a fit for College Credits for AP Euro History, AP Government, AP Economics, AP Statistics and AP Calculus B/C.

Things like AP English, AP Literature, AP World History, AP Biology and AP Psychology are universally accepted.

3) The ACT---Wanting the 36 is a lofty goal, but she doesn't need to be obsessed with it. As I said earlier my daughter's story is similar to your daughters. She took the ACT as a 7th grader and scored a 24. She didn't attempt it again until the end of her Sophomore year and scored a 30. By then she had had more math and science.

She took it 3 times during her junior year scoring a 31 on all three test. Entering her Senior Year we had decided that she would be attending Auburn University and we knew the Magic Number was 32. She attempted it one more time her Senior Year and made the 32. That was huge because at Auburn that was the Full Tuition 4 year scholarship.

We had already decided that was her last attempt after 3 straight 31s.

What I learned is that not all ACTs are created equal. After reading several articles and forums on the subject there are things that skew the numbers. I saw this first hand as one test my daughter could miss 4 questions on the science part and make a 31 on that section and the next time miss 4 and make a 33.

Why is this? Is it internet lore? Teachers will tell you that kids score better during the June test when most kids attempt it for the first time. The reason for this is more test takers creates a bigger sample. When you have more first time takers he chance to miss questions increase. So say that on the Science part 31% of the test takers miss Question #34. The ACT takes that question and essentially throws it out. It says maybe it was worded poorly or maybe we didn't give enough context. So if Person A missed 5 questions but one of them was #34 then it was really like missing 4 whereas a person that missed 5 that scored the averaged was treated like 5 misses.


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tigerterrace
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Mobile, Alabama
Member since Sep 2016
1028 posts

re: College Admissions season
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I thought a 4.0 was the highest you could get?


When you apply to schools they will ask for a weighted GPA and some will ask for an unweighted GPA.

Under the unweighted system 4.0 is the best you can get and the formula is easy. A=4 points, B=3 points, C=2 points and D=1 point. If you take 4 classes and make As in every class then you have 16 points/4 classes for a 4.0 Average.

Weighted gives you credit for an AP class. So in an AP Class A=5 points, B=4 points and C=3 points. So if you took 2 regular classes and 2 AP classes and made As in all 4 classes you would have 18 points/4 classes for a 4.5 GPA.

Because Students cannot take all AP classes having to take electives like Band, Art and Foreign Languages as well as early English and math classes their averages end up closer to 4.2 to 4.4 max.


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onmymedicalgrind
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Member since Dec 2012
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re: College Admissions season
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Duke, Princeton, and Rice

I see alot of white males at those schools. How come they could get in?


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PsychTiger
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Charleston
Member since Jul 2004
62713 posts

re: College Admissions season
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. His son has a 1450 SAT, 32 ACT, 4.3 GPA, is a recently licensed private pilot active in the Civil Air Patrol and a multi-sport letterman at his school and has been rejected from Duke


Duke will accept a borderline retarded basketball player who will only stay for one year over such a resume.


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biggsc
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re: College Admissions season
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Proverbs 22:6



Amen.

You must pray over your children too

Psalm 91 and Ephesians 6:10-20
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