Are my chances hurt??

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by greywind, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. greywind

    greywind New Member

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    Hello everyone! This is my first post on here and am looking for some advice! This past year I was offered an appointment to West Point (class of 2020) and decided to turn it down after a lot of thought and for a number of reasons. One reason is that I found myself wishing that I had applied to USNA instead. So my question is: Are my chances of getting an appointment to USNA (class of 2021) hurt because I turned down an appointment to West Point?

    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Moderator

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    I don't think so. I think it means you know what service you want and don't just want to attend a SA, but be a Naval Officer. So the question is, if you don't get USNA this year what is your plan? How are you demonstrating you want to be a Naval Officer, NROTC this year? Researched OCS? Are you mirroring a Plebe like schedule?

    I think it's important during your interviews and essays to speak about why you made your decision. If you can articulate this appropriately I think most will support you.
     
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    Thank you for your reply! You make a great point, and I will certainly do so throughout my essays and interviews.
     
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