Boarding school applicant - different state

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  1. Godandcountry

    Godandcountry Member

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    Our son who is interested in USNA and applying for NASS as a junior attends boarding school out of state. Should he use his current school address for application purposes and would his BGO assignment be based on the location of his boarding school? We suspect that is where interviews, physical / medical testing would need to take place. Also, would that be his congressional district. He attends school in CT. We live in FL.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
     
  2. coastiefam

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    I don't know if this is similar but we are a military family so we have a permanent address (home of record) and a mailing address.
    The permanent address was used to apply for nominations since we are residents of that state (CA).
    The mailing address (VA) was used to assign a liaison officer (interview), DODMERB appointments, scheduling CFA etc.

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  3. Hopeful_midshipman

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    I attend boarding school and have been through the process twice (hopefully to receive my appointment for the class of 2018).

    My permanent address is my home address which is rarely used, the academy sends everything to my mailing address at school and my BGO was assigned based on my school location. I happen to go to a military boarding school so the BGO was an on-campus high school counselor my first year, but my second year when it was required to change it was a man based out of a town about an hour away. The school will assign the BGO based on your DS' school location. The CFA can be taken anywhere as long as it is presided over by one of the authorized officials. The DoDMERB was the difficult part for me because the closest authorized medical office that could perform the DoDMERB was 3 hours away, but we went, luckily it lasts for two years.

    I hope that helps.
     
  4. AF6872

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    My Daughter was also at boarding school in RI and we did all applications and BGO through our home address in Connecticut. Not that far, but FL to CT might be a problem. BGO may be local for the school where the student attends check with USNA. Congressional and Senate district would be in his home State of Florida. Interviews might be a problem but they can usually work it out.
     
  5. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    You can use whatever address you like to receive snail mail. BGOs are typically assigned by school. If you end up with a BGO who does not live near you, you can either do the interview via phone or you can ask the Area Coordinator to reassign you to a BGO closer to where you live.

    The above is not relevant for purposes of your legal residence. If you are a dependent of your parent(s), your legal residence is where your parent(s) live.
     
  6. Godandcountry

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    Thank you

    Thanks for replying!
     

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