Call from USNA Foundation

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  1. Lovelife1

    Lovelife1 New Member

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    Good day, DS received a call this week asking if he would be interested in a Foundation scholarship for the USNA. Does this mean he has no chance at appointment for this year? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. hopefulacademyguy

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    It means he hasn't been offered one for 2019. Going through foundation will get him into the class of 2020 assuming he does his work. Think of it as a delayed offer, I suppose.
     
  3. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Moderator

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    It is extremely rare for someone to go from a Foundation Offer to appointed in the same year. As long as he meets all the foundation requirements it is as close to a guarantee as one can get for 2020.
     
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    Lovelife1 New Member

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    Thank you for the replies. He has an NROTC scholarship to his first choice university as well. So challenging to offer input to him as to the best route to take. He really, really wants to be at the USNA. Just not sure what to advise him. Wish this parenting thing got easier :)
     
  5. NavyHoops

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    Lots of great options. All of my friends who did foundation loved the schools they attended. USNA will send a list of eligible schools that he can select from. Foundation picks up part of the tab and the rest is up to families. Some of it is needs based. All of the schools listed do a great job of prepping future Mids. Its really a solid prep year focused on Plebe Year course work, physical fitness, SAT/ACT prep and reapplications. They know the process and ensure they get everything done on time. Foundation grads, from my experience, tend to do well at USNA. The foundation schools are a mix. Some are military based and others are not. Most of my friends who did Foundation attended Northwestern in California. They did a semester there, then headed home for the second semester and took a Plebe Year course load at a local university or community college. If USNA is where his heart is, this a great path to get there. Its really a question of does he want USNA or ROTC. Both are great options. Good luck!
     
  6. hopefulacademyguy

    hopefulacademyguy Member

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    If he does really want to go to Navy, then he should take the foundation offer. If he just wants to be in the military and doesn't care how he gets there, then maybe NROTC would be the best choice for him
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    A direct offer this year is possible but, at this time of year, unlikely. As noted above, completing Foundation successfully virtually guarantees an appointment next year.
     
  8. nodiva

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    The Foundation sponsorships are an amazing option. It looks like the best of both worlds! A chance to adjust to life away from home, yet with almost certainty that the USNA appointment will happen. DS/DD has 15 months to prepare for Plebe summer instead of 3. If DD/DS is an athlete, they can compete without losing any NCAA eligibility for an extra year. Also, in the big scheme of things, what's 10 years when you are already committing to 9? The list of prep schools is impressive! Some of the best schools in the USA. It's hard to argue with the success rate at USNA of Foundation kids. I'd say jump on it!
     
  9. 2018midmom

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    Foundation is generally a surer route than going to college. The reasoning is that the Alumni Assn that funds the Foundation has an interest in seeing you appointed (it's their, I mean our, money) and they select only those they believe will receive an appointment. Also know, they receive input from admissions on who to select. NAPS is frequently filled by mostly recruited athletes and prior enlisted so this is another option for those who cannot be directly admitted. DH was a foundation appointee. It's a great route and bridges high school and the academy well.
     
  10. alaska66

    alaska66 CGA Admissions Partner

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    A good friend's DD is completing her Foundation year at The Hill School, and she has loved her time there. Here's the link to the participating schools and institutions: http://www.usna.com/page.aspx?pid=251
     

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