After appointment has been received

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  1. USNAhopeful24

    USNAhopeful24 Member

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    I have heard from some people that after one has received their official appointment to USNA, there are a numerous amount of things that must be done and taken care of by a specific date. I have even heard that there is some more medical :confused: that must be taken care of and even a background check.

    I would like to know if those who have received their official appointment can shed some light on this subject. I have an LOA and I have had to do a series of remedials because I was diagnosed with asthma. I would like to know what to expect if/when I do received my official appointment.

    Thanks everyone
     
  2. theraven

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    most of the stuff hasn't come yet but the only thing in the appointment letter that you would need to worry about is the back ground check and you use their form anyways sooo don't worry about that stuff until you get it. unless you want to look around and figure out what jurisdiction you fall under (if you live in a big city like me that might take the longest)
     
  3. aznarkarus

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    Basically they want a police record check, proof of citizenship, tatoo paper, and of course the yes/no paper. More instructions are to arrive in mid-April.
     
  4. USNAhopeful24

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    Ok that sounds great. Thanks for your help!!!
     
  5. Pachrian

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    You can also go ahead and get a notarized copy of your birth certificate or passport.
     
  6. bmorris244

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    Most of this has already been covered, but yes:
    You will get a form you need to photocopy and get to your county and city police departments (depending on the size of your city), as well as sheriff's, etc etc. The form is pretty self explanatory. That step definitely took some time though; just working through the bureaucracy to find the right phone numbers and offices.
    If you need to get your hands on a birth certificate or passport, get started now (having done both recently, it takes minimum 2-3 weeks for each). If you won't need your original birth certificate for anything like a driver's test anytime soon, I would send that to them; I'm sure they'll get it back in a timely fashion.
     
  7. theraven

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    im just waiting now for the paper work in April I mean i know its paper work but its paper work for the Academy
     
  8. JerryB76

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    I remember my daughter's packet last year. There were several forms to fill out and the police check, which as was stated earlier, took a little time to find the right place and person to fill out. Where we live it happened to be the county jail, which did not thrill her too much, but was a valuable experience I believe. But as parents we look at things differently! Besides the piercing and tattoo form the only medical items I remember was an eyeglasses form that needed to be done and sent back right away if you wore glasses and there was a series of recommended shots and vaccinations. The shots and vaccinations could take a little time if you have not done them and there is a time separated series. Most of the shots and vaccinations were things that had been required for school here in Virginia and I think she only needed one or two booster shots. For the young ladies there are some recommendations about Cervical Cancer Vaccinations, which they recommended be done before they arrive or they would continue/start for them when they reported. Any shots not done before they reported were given on I-Day, I believe, so to save a little pain in the arm try to get them done before you report (One less thing to ruin your day). I know there was a due date for a number of these forms to be sent back, but she did not receive the packet until a few days before the due date. She sent it in when she completed it, there was no problem with it being after the due date. I think the only critical one is the glasses information if you wear them.
    I will recommend two things.
    1. Make sure you make copies of everything you send back and a couple copies of your shot record. Bring those on I-Day.
    2. Make the time to update or get a passport. It will be needed for overseas travel when you go on summer training and it is easier to get done while you are at home, instead of at the end of Plebe year during exams and Sea Trails so you can go to your ship in Yokosuka for cruise a week after Herndon.
    Good Luck to everyone in the class of 2013!
     

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