Application Timeline- Class of 2020

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  1. FighterPilotHopeful

    FighterPilotHopeful Member

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    As a rising Junior, I'd just like to know if there's a general timeline available for application openings/deadlines. All of this including both the STEM and Academy applications. Thank you all very much, as my local BGO is currently unresponsive.


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  2. navymomwannabe

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    Welcome!

    When my DS (dear son) was applying we didn't know about STEM so I can't speak to that. But he started his application by applying for NASS in January of his junior year. That was the preliminary application.

    I believe it was May/June when he received his candidate number and shortly after that his DODMERB paperwork showed up. It is to your advantage to finish the application early (other than outstanding ACT/SAT and grades).

    You can research all the current deadlines on USNA.edu.

    Good luck!
     
  3. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    Hi FPH,
    My DS is a rising senior and we are scrambling to get everything done. Good for you on looking for tips ahead of time! I am new here, but I have been using this forum for a while as a huge resource. Be sure to read all the sticky notes!

    First of all, others here will agree that the BGO is an unpaid volunteer and will usually focus on the seniors as they have the most urgent need. Nonetheless keep trying to reach out to him/her as summer is a tough time with vacations etc. If this fails, you can also find the BGO area coordinators on this website:
    http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/BGO/

    Secondly, here are the main things that my son and I wish he spent more time on during the fall of his junior year:

    Start practice SAT/ACT exams. Get a book and start nailing practice tests at least one a month or better, until you start really getting good scores. Don't wait on this! The more comfortable you are with the format the better you will perform. You can even get these books at the library and there are free SAT videos on the khan academy website.

    https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat

    Get fit! You can download the CFA instructions from the USNA site and start practicing it. Throwing a basketball while kneeling is more challenging than it looks. You want to max out this thing.

    Choose EC's you care about and take the leadership role. If you are already a varsity captain or club officer, you are on track.

    When January comes, the deadlines will start coming fast, but in the meantime the above items can help.

    Good luck!
     
  4. FighterPilotHopeful

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    Thank You very much! (GoKings814) I appreciate it!


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  5. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    If you are a junior this year, you can apply to participate in NASS in the summer of 2015. Applications are all on-line and typically open in very early January. Check the usna.edu website under Admissions for details.

    The application process for rising seniors begins in roughly May of your junior year, although as other posters have noted, there is a lot you can do now to prepare. Don't forget your nomination process, which runs concurrently with the USNA process. MOCs will generally not focus on the Class of 2020 until roughly May of the year prior. However, some of them put their applications on line so you can get an idea of what will be expected (understanding that MOCs can change their requirements year to year if they so desire).

    Good luck!
     
  6. DC1220

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    im in the same situation, i'll be entering community college for two years, so ill be applying for the class of 2020 as well, if anyone has any tips please share, im really in the need of help, PM me if you'd like
     
  7. falconchic88

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    DC1220,
    Curious as to why you would wait 2 years to apply? Is there a reason you are not applying to class of 2019, so if accepted you will go after your first year of community college?

    Maybe I missed something and you are very young? Did you graduate HS early?
     
  8. DC1220

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    no i graduated with class of 2014, but i couldnt afford my four year (The Citadel) so i have to go to a CC, but i entered a flight program and was thinking about getting my AS before i applied. the thing is i'm very confused honestly, i dont know if im too late to start applying for USNA, been reading about 2019 applicants alright getting CVWs and stuff,or if the USNA looks at people with Associates or some form of community college education higher than others, or not(its possible to be appointed from a CC, i read an article about a kid, but something tells me its rare.) honestly i don't know if its a mistake thats why im in desperate need, ive wanted the academy for an extremely long time, and i had alot of rough things in high school causing me not to do as well as i should've for the naval academy. so should i apply for 2019. im just starting CC so i dont know if i have anything to offer,like i said high school was not really that well
     
  9. falconchic88

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    DC, please read the USNA admissions website. It specifically addresses applications from those in college. There are also "stickies" on this forum that give great advice on those applying after they have already graduated from high school. There are also some threads from those that applied right out of high school last year but were not appointed, so they are reapplying during their first year of college as you will be doing. Read these threads!

    IT IS NOT TOO LATE to start applying for class of 2019. Applications are accepted through January. IF you are not applying directly out of high school, the Academy will not consider your application until you send them your grades from your first semester college courses.

    If I were in your shoes, I would make sure my course load for my first semester of college resembled a course load as close to a Plebes classes as possible, especially Calculus and Chemistry with lab. You also want to take a full course load. Keeping up with the flight program is a good idea as well, also get involved in a school or community activity that you are passionate about and can show your leadership qualities.

    I would immediately fill out the pre-candidate questionnaire on USNA admissions website, and then look up your senators and congressional representative and start completing their nomination packages. Some are due as early as September 15th.

    I see no advantage to waiting until after you get your Associates to apply. Work extra hard at your Community college and use your life experiences on your essays. If you don't get in for 2019, you can continue at your CC and reapply the next year, as long as you will be under 23 years of age when you report to the Academy.
     
  10. DC1220

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    Thanks for the reply, i guess it wouldnt hurt to try, but i have four questions,

    -do you recommend starting the process now or should i start when my first semester grades come in?

    -should i start the prelim application now or wait until the grades come up from 1st Semester?

    -how do i contact my congressmen and senators if i havent even started school yet, wait until the first semester is over? (by that time i'm sure their nomination slots would be full)

    -Will the USNA count the first semester as one year since im only at a CC?
     
  11. 2018midmom

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    End of first semester is definitely too late. Start a prelim app today! If you get through the prescreen contact your MOC offices-most will have an early Fall deadline for nom apps. USNA won't consider your app until after first semester but you need to get it done (esp medical) soon. Once you get an official candidate letter then contact admissions and ask for a CVW. If you don't get in reapply. Do take the classes first semester that others recommend (esp if high school was weak). You can also retake ACT/SAT.

    Good luck!
     
  12. DC1220

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    Alright thanks for the heads up..will start that prelim tonight, and thank you for answering my other questions..one more question, do i put my high school credentials into the prelim even though they werent really that good?
     
  13. falconchic88

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    Also don't wait to become an official candidate to start your MOC nom applications. You can usually go to their websites and down load the application instructions/packages. Get working on these as they are due early fall,(some as early as 15 September, maybe earlier).

    I'm not sure what the prelim app looks like, so I don't know if they ask for high school info on college students.
     
  14. DC1220

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    It asks for things like SAT and ACT scores, class rank, gpa, etc. The thing is I'm starting college and those weren't too high in all those examples, so do I put that in from high school or college? I have nothing for college because the year hasn't started yet and I'm afraid that my high school credentials will not get me to become an official candidate, and I will be starting those nominations after I do my prelim
     
  15. falconchic88

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    I think you have to put them in or you won't be able to submit the application. However there should also be the box that shows them you are going to attend college this year. Also, if there is any box for additional information or a "why you want to attend" box on the prelim, I would explain your personal situation. You are not the first to do this, the Academy has procedures in place. I have never seen the prelim app because all 3 of mine did NASS and the NASS app serves as the prelim app. Sorry I can't be of more help.
     
  16. MiddyB

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    Put your high school stats. You don't have any from college so that's what you've got to work with and there's nothing you can do about it. If they're decent then you shouldn't worry about it. Just try as hard as you can this semester.


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  17. DC1220

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    I did the NASS app my junior year. .. didn't get in but is this still good. .. our would I start a new one
     

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