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Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by Hopeful2021, May 24, 2016.

  1. Hopeful2021

    Hopeful2021 Member

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    Hello,

    What all should I do after I take CFA? I've gotten all of my teacher evals and guidance councilor in and can't get presidential until July. Do they like seeing everything done early? Thanks!
     
  2. goforspaatz

    goforspaatz USAFA c/o 2020

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    I recommend putting together other nomination sources' applications too. Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

    Earlier is good, but don't forget you can always add your summer activities to the application if you wait a little bit. You'll have medical and BGO interview and a bunch of other stuff like essays and questionnaires soon enough, if not already. You still have much to do I would guess.
     
  3. Sam2018

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    I'm impressed but I too wonder if you wouldn't be better waiting a bit. You want the BEST package you can put together, not necessarily the fastest.
     
  4. Capt MJ

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    Ditto advice on noms. Presidentials are a given if the eligibility criteria are met, but not all with those noms get appointments. VP nom? MOC? Preps in work?

    Start researching scholarships you can apply for, because some can be used at USNA to defray various start-up expenses. There are many threads on this.

    Get your Plan B, and B variations, researched and organized for running in parallel until you know the outcome of your service academy campaign.

    Browse, browse, browse threads on here.
     
  5. Hopeful2021

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    Thanks for the replies above. I will still be applying for all of the other nominations that I can. How early can an academy give an LOA? I don't know if these are good sats for it: 620 reading, 610 math. I've been reading these forums for about 6 months and finally decided to make an account. Thank you for any future replies and feedback.
     
  6. Letsdothis

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    I think LOAs often go to very high SAT scores, as in over 700s, and in underrepresented areas of the country.
     
  7. Navy Dad

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    DS received his LOA September 4, 2015 which I think was the first set of LOAs given out for Class of 2020. His application was completed by August 1st which was our goal. I do not think that showing stats etc. is a good policy as I think each candidate is unique and is considered individually based on his or her situation. I will say though that my understanding is that early LOA's go to either recruited athletes or candidates with very strong academics and test scores. DS definitely fits the later category. I definitely agree with completing the application early but as with DS early should be August not May.

    Most candidates will not receive an LOA and your target should always be an appointment not an LOA.
     
  8. tommyboy44

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    How did you get your teacher evals in so early? My teachers say that they get a message that says they will not be able to submit until June 1st.
     
  9. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    SAT scores are not the be-all and end-all. However, they are one way that USNA can compare candidates from different schools, states, etc. While you certainly could receive an appointment with 620/610, you will be much more competitive if your scores are closer to 700/700. Thus, in terms of things to do, studying for the SAT/ACT and retaking one or both is a good move.
     

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