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  1. navy1234

    navy1234 Member

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    Ive been looking around on the internet about steps to admissions, and some articles say that we have to do essays for the academy. Is that true? If so, how do we recieve them.
     
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    If you haven't done this already, go to USNA Admissions pages, read every page, open every link, expand every drop-down. The primary source is the place to start getting smart about the process.

    If you googled "Naval Academy admissions essays," you would likely conclude from the search results essays are required.

    A thorough study of the USNA Admissions site and the description of the online process of application will help you understand how information is submitted.

    If you are using your real name as your screen name, I strongly recommend changing it for your own protection. This is not FB or LI, but a relatively anonymous public forum.
     
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    Concur with above 100%. Please go read the admissions site. There are lots of steps to getting to be an official candidate. Once you get to that point and open an application everything with done via an online portal. The essays are one step in the middle of the process of a long list.
     
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    Yes you write essays. You write them for each academy that you apply for. Some call them writing samples but basically they are essays. Also many of the Congressmen and Senators also require essays as part of the nomination application. I don't know how heavily they are weighted but they want to make sure you can write.
     
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    fencersmother Founding Member

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    To our OP, PLEASE CHANGE YOUR SCREEN NAME.

    If this old mother can find you on social media, so can those a lot more savvy.
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    To the OP:
    If you are fortunate enough to be accepted into an SA or SMC, your detailers will chew you up with all of your social media posts.

    Don't make your life harder than it already will be. Stay anonymous!

    If you wish to change your screen name, just post a single sentence here, and one of the mods will pick it up (you cannot send private conversations until you have ten posts).
     
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  7. navy1234

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    Okay thank you everyone
     
  8. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    May I suggest: WORLDCHAMPIONPITTSBURGHPENGUINS as a nice moniker?
     
  9. navy1234

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    Ok
     
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    If you are like my son, and applied to multiple academies, and ROTC, you will end up writing so many essays you could publish them as a manuscript. As I recall, each academy had multiple questions, each with a specific amount of characters. Then each member of Congress, and then ROTC . Writing, reviewing, and rewriting. And you honestly can't cut and paste much because they are all different questions.
     
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  11. fencersmother

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    ^+1
    Soooo many essays...
     

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