Acceptance to NASS

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  1. abku95

    abku95 Member

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    I applied to NASS about three weeks after registration opened and still have not heard back. I was wondering when I would get an answer back and its getting kind of close to the May 1st deadline so I am a little worried. I am also wondering when I should submit my official SAT score reports as one of the admissions reps told me to hold off on submitting the official report. Thank you very much
     
  2. suddensam

    suddensam USNA BGO

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    I read somewhere that they had extended the NASS application period, but I am not sure that they extended the acceptance/notification period. In other words, you should hear by the end of the month. My DS's school is sending three kids to NASS this year, and one of them simply called admissions to see if he was in. That doesn't seem to be a problem, so you could give that a try.

    I called admissions myself to ask the same question that you asked about SATs. They said to go ahead and submit them, but they were less than clear about whether it would affect Summer Seminar (as opposed to Official Candidate) consideration. They did tell me that it can take several weeks before the College Board's official score updates their candidate system. For that reason alone, if you decide to submit your official SAT at this late date and expect or hope that they will be considered for Summer Seminar, you should also send an email to admissions with an unofficial update. This was, again, per their instructions.

    Not to ask the obvious question, but this all assumes that your scores in at least one category increased, correct? Don't forget that USNA superscores. You can submit the highest score on any section from any date.

    The email address to use is: webmail@usna.edu

    This is the text of what my son sent, slightly redacted. Note that they don't ask for Writing, but his was strong so he sent it anyway.

    "Good afternoon. My name is Z, and my date of birth is MM/DD/YY. I recently applied for NASS and, since I completed my preliminary application, I have re-taken the SAT and improved my scores. Last night, I requested an updated official score report be sent from the College Board to the Naval Academy on my behalf, but I wanted to provide the following unofficial update.

    Current best SAT Math: X
    Current best SAT Reading: Y
    Current best SAT Writing: Z

    Thank you
    ."
     
  3. abku95

    abku95 Member

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    Thank you for your quick response. I sent them an email and I also submitted my official score report. Did your son receive an email back from USNA? I was just wondering if they reply saying they updated your scores or if it was automatic and a reply should not be expected. Thank you
     
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    suddensam USNA BGO

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    He did receive a brief email acknowledging the unofficial results and reminding him that they need results from CollegeBoard to make it official. It was just signed UNSA Admissions, but it wasn't a form letter or automatic reply. I think he got it about 48 hours after sending his email.
     
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    Last year my DS submitted emails attaching PDFs of his ACT and SAT reports taken from the respective website, and they used these to update his profile right away. I should add that he he had official reports sent to directly to the USNA as well (this is required), but accepted his emailed reports in good faith beforehand.
     
  6. abku95

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    I sent my email in a while ago and still have not received a response. Should I send them another email or wait? And since I haven't submitted my official score reports yet, would that have accepted my NASS acceptance?
     
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    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    If you plan on applying for an appointment to USNA, send your official SAT/ACT scores to the appropriate codes.

    All NASS notifications should go out around May 1st, so if you have not heard anything from USNA by the second week in May, then you should contact your BGO or Regional team. Hold off on contacting the Admissions Office for now.
     
  8. woobiedmd

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    Still waiting too!

    As of today, still no word on NASS for us either! Did call yesterday, but was told that final wave of decisions (should) be made this week with letters (hopefully) going out on Friday. DS applied in January....thinking he is in a "maybe" pile until all other apps are read? Who know....we continue to wait! Anyone else out there still waiting?! Session 3.
     
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    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    As mentioned, please avoid calling Admissions, because if every NASS applicant called, it would bog down on productivity. There is a reason they publish the May 1st date as when everyone finds out. While the Admissions Staff will be very respectful to anyone who calls, it only stops/delays whatever the Admission Staffer was doing at the point in time, which can become annoying/frustrating if this occurs periodically.
     
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    Also, do not be too disheartened if you are placed on the waiting list. We received a call about 72 hours before the start of NASS and were told that our now-Youngster had come off the wait-list for acceptance. We overnighted the payment, packed a bag, and took off for Annapolis.
     
  11. 1964BGO

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    When you get to Annapolis, be sure to stop by Leahy Hall to attend a briefing, and get a better handle on why there sometimes (OK, usually) are delays in information flow. It really is a small staff handling the various tasks and programs assigned to Admissions; eg, BGO training, AC conferences, NASS and STEM selections, and of course appointments. Add to that the fact the frequently members of the staff are on the road promoting the Naval Academy. May 1 is going to be really wild in Leahy with all the deadlines hitting on that day; I would not advise calling or visiting on that day, for your own safety. They will be as polite as frayed nerves will permit, but they may be a bit abrupt.
     
  12. abku95

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    I will hold off on contacting USNA until the second week of may. I applied to session 3 from the 2nd district of New York
     
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    nuensis USNA 2016

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