Admissions questions for current USNA/USNAPS students

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  1. Jarhead1775

    Jarhead1775 Member

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    Hey MIDN,
    I'd like to know what your high school cumulative GPA was, your ACT/SAT scores and sports/activities were so I can get a feel for where I place right now. I'd also like to hear from the Midshipmen attending the Prep School in this matter.

    Also, how many of you attended NASS? I just received my acceptance email and wanted to know the significance of it.

    Thank you so very much in advance, I hope to join your ranks in 2014!
     
  2. Whistle Pig

    Whistle Pig Banned

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    Here's a profile.

    GPA's not of huge import absent the context of where it "fits" relative to one's classmates. That's why it's not noted in the class profile. It doesn't mean much. And that's where the ACT/SAT comes in. It's a common playing field.

    As for NASS, the correlation of attendees of NASS vs. I Day has been traditionally pretty high and going down as recruitment has taken on different directions. So it's not to be minimized.

    That noted, NASS is not much cause for the effect of appointment. It is more coincident, i.e. that those who are interested, motivated, and qualified for NASS tend to be many of the same people.

    But as such, it is not THE THING or even a major thing that leads to the appointment. It's no doubt given some "weight" but it's not a deal maker or breaker. Don't It's just one of many ECs successful matriculants can point to. And there are many, perhaps more who fail to gain an appointment who attended NASS.

    Think of it as hygenic. That girl/guy you want to go out with cares if you brush your teeth ... or if you don't. But it is rarely the lone or even major reason why he/she decides to go to the prom ... or not ... with you. The correlation is very high of those who brush their teeth and prom dates. But it's not given great weight for the date.
     
  3. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    NASS attendees usually make up about 1/3rd of each incoming class. Essentially less than 20% of those who attended NASS will receive appointments. Basically, from an Admissions perspective, being selected to NASS has very little advantage -- it is more about educating those with less awareness of USNA.

    I also have doubts that NASS attendees get more weight than those who have attended, simply because acceptance was not weighted on performance criteria. However, those NASSers who show qualities of what USNA is looking for (in the eyes of the MIDN leading NASS) might receive SOME weight.
     
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