Call from admissions

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  1. asdf

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    I missed a call last week from the admissions office. A voicemail was left stating that they were calling to ask about my NASS experience and if I had any questions regarding admissions. They said to call back if I had any questions. Has anyone else received this call or know if it means anything?
     
  2. 2Steaktacos

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    I haven't heard that happening this year. I did read that this happened last year to some stellar applicants. Do you have amazing stats?
     
  3. asdf

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    I hope so:smile: I have very high test scores, straight A's, Class President, several varsity letters, varsity team captain, club president, and some service hours. I also have done all of the application except the essay, interview, and medical exam.
     
  4. 1964BGO

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    If you truly are interested in NAVY I would suggest you return the call and ask to be considered for a Candidate Visit Weekend (CVW). You will see more of the functional aspects of being a midshipman than you did during NASS. Best wishes to you.
     
  5. jbishsta

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    I also got one. They just asked if I liked NASS, if I was still planning on applying, and if I had any questions.
     
  6. Rojo17

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    I also received one.
     
  7. 2Steaktacos

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    Can Yu share your stats and geographic region?
     
  8. Vista123

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    Advice needed:

    Son got a phone call dated 5 July from Annapolis (according to iPhone)-our region hit by severe storns so only recently have power but no voice messages left from that period.

    1.) was this the date of admission phone calls?
    2.) was it the regional officer who called?
     
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  9. USNA2016Dad

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    Same Here

    This happened to my son last year. Several days after he came home from NASS he got a call from admissions asking how the application process was coming along. They also told him not to hesitate to call admissions if he has any questions. At the time of the call he was away at Boys State. We never got back in touch with the person who called because the name of the caller got lost but he was an officer, an ensign, if I remember correctly. We think it was reasonable to deduce that USNA can't call all 2000 or so NASS participants but they could call some for their purposes. And their purpose was probably in my son's favor. He's now sweating his fanny off at plebe summer. Good luck to you. Cheers...
     
  10. Vista123

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    Son was able to retrieve message after all. It was the same as OP.
    No need to answer my previous post.
    Thank you.
     
  11. Rojo17

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    Excellent test scores, excellent GPA in top 100 school nationally, varsity letters, a bunch of community service hours, and a burning desire to attend USNA. NY.
     
  12. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    Not to burst anyone's bubble....but I really wouldn't look too much into this phone call.

    I am pretty sure Admissions is only making these phone calls to get feedback of NASS (i.e. what they could do next year to improve). This is very common in the military, "lessons learned" or after-action report.

    Given that one of the temporary assigned ENS made the call last year (not sure if it was the same this year), it probably is no indication on one's "chances."
     
  13. SA2017

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    I remember this coming up last year and it was generally stated last year that these phone calls were not randomly selected and that these phone calls were an indication of USNA's interest.
     
  14. time2

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    ^^^ I agree with post #12. A couple of years ago, there was a delay in when mids who had recently graduated were able to start their next phase of training. Some were temporarily assigned to work in USNA admissions. Much like those 'what are my chances thread', there is really no point in trying to assign a specific meaning to those phone calls or attempting to correlate it to your h.s. resume. Someone's project may have been to contact those on a randomly generated list who had just attended NASS and complete a survey to capture feedback.

    It is just as resonable to assume that someone generated a project for them during their time assigned there. We really have no way to know for sure.

    Remember that many who eventually get an appointment, weren't selected to NASS for any number of reasons, so the one doesn't necessarily translate to the other.
     
  15. Black_shoe

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    This occured to my 2015 mid. Received 3 July calls post NASS, two from admissions and one from the O-6 Engineering chair. They were encouraging of the online application process and made themselves available to answer questions. LOA date 15 Sept. My advice as a parent & coach - pull togethor 3 relevant and intelligent questions, return the call. Ask them & create relationship. Accept any assistance with grace. Best of luck.
     
  16. USNFilms

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    I also received a phone call, it was a few weeks after NASS, similar to the ones described above. I'm from Maine
     
  17. engineer

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    I have to concur with jadler and time2 because that is what we were told by the officer who called our son and then visited him at our home a couple of summers ago. Our son did not attend NASS, but he did gain his appointment later that year.
     
  18. 2Steaktacos

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    I'm confused. The person that visited you,did they tell you that NASS was unimportant or that the admission phone call was unimportant?
     
  19. engineer

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    He basically told us, "there was a delay in when mids who had recently graduated were able to start their next phase of training. Some were temporarily assigned to work in USNA admissions." They were put to work contacting those who had shown interest in the academy, and (in his case) he was given the region of the country where his family lived. The purpose of his visit was to provide information and answer any questions we might have about the academy since our son did not attend NASS.

    Since other people received calls and visits, we didn't attach too much importance to either. The nice part was that our son had a contact within admissions when he did have questions.
     
  20. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    Black_shoe brings up a good point about relationships. In a similar manner, if you visit USNA, you should go out of your way to meet your regional Admissions team (whether for NASS, CVW, just visiting, etc) even it is just to introduce yourself to put a face and name together. As Black_shoe says, if you call back, do so with smart/intelligent questions, not something that can be found on the website or might be widely known.

    I still believe that the phone call (in of itself) is probably not significant. I didn't actually look at the NASS application this year, but it normally mimics the preliminary candidate questionnaire....there are really only 2 data points on here, the SAT/ACT scores AND class rank (possibly self-reported), which by themselves doesn't explain the whole person. My guess, is most NASS-ers said they were interested, thus the person on the phone encouraged them to continue the process for an appointment.
     

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