5 kids from my highschool applying

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  1. Prep

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    There are five juniors from my highschool applying to USNA. This is not from a private or prep school so we are all in the same congressional district. I am not a URM or a R.A. My stats are good but not stellar (ACT E: 35, M:34, team captain, Varsity, Boys state, top 10% of highschool class) the other four applying are about the same stats (none are R.A.) but are 2 are URMs. I am wondering given their URM status will I even have a shot? Anyone have any positive thoughts?
     
  2. kinnem

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    Certainly your ACT scores ARE stellar. Also, there are other areas on the application where you are quite competitive and can distinguish yourself. Perhaps most importantly applying to an academy and getting nominations is an arduous process that requires dedication and perseverance. The fact that the others say they are applying now doesn't mean they'll complete the process or secure a nomination. Certainly there are other competitive candidates in your district that you will be up against. The fact that some of them are in your school is of no consequence. Finally, as I tell all applicants, apply to NROTC as a backup.

    You're competitive. Conduct yourself with confidence.
     
  3. Man2112

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    The applications process works in a strange way. Sometimes, (jokingly) I swear that they have a machine that they put the applications in to, that randomly picks people to admit for different reasons, at different times. I have seen people be accepted that I would have bet never would have been accepted, and some some get rejected that I thought were guaranteed.

    The bottom line is, you may or may not. There is no way to tell. What I can tell you, is around 7 people applied from my school to service academies, and 2 got in.
     
  4. Team Mom

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    Prep,
    In DS's school, 3 students applied to USNA and they were from the same congressional district, and all 3 got in. All 3 are neither RA nor URM. It is possible that multiple students from the same school and the same district get appointed. Don't ask me who used whose slates as I have no idea. Don't ask me what their stats were as I think they had very different stats (but all 3 excelled in somthing and are well rounded). I have no idea how many students applied from the same congressional district, but I am sure it was competitive. Don't worry too much about how many people are applying from the same school and the same district. I also don't know how this URM and RA come into play, but all you can do is to do your best. You are very competitive, so finish your application as soon as possible, as I think it is better if you complete your application early to be ahead of the pack.
     
  5. 1964BGO

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    In the past, and I emphasize "the past" I have seen schools in this area send as many as four students to NAVY. Given the class downsizing I question whether that will be quite so common. The big thing for you to focus upon is making yourself the best you can become. It is impossible for any of us here to provide you a definitive answer to your viability because there are too many unknown variables involved... one cycle you might be a shoe in and in another you may be an also ran. I will tell you one thing for certain: if you don't give it your best shot, you probably won't get an appointment. There are very few certainties in life. Best wishes to you.
     
  6. osdad

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    There's one sure way to not get an appointment: don't apply.
     
  7. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    I have 4 kids from one school attending USNA with the Class of 2016. Not all the same MOC district, however (it's a magnet school).

    Also, just b/c someone applies doesn't mean he/she will complete the application. Most do not. Even if they do, some are medically DQ'ed. Some don't cut it academically.

    However, as the above poster points out, you can't receive an appointment if you don't apply . . . and complete your application. The latter increases your odds quite a bit.
     

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