Candidate Number and Info

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  1. jakeUSNA9

    jakeUSNA9 Member

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    I was rejected from NASS but was just wondering how or when i will be notified if i have gained a candidate number?
     
  2. laxfan

    laxfan USMA 2015 Appointee

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    I did not apply to NASS but I did fill out the precandidate application about 2 months ago. I recieved a letter this week saying that I am an "official candidate" and it gave me my candidate number.
     
  3. KveTina

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    Quite a few people have received their candidate numbers already. Did your NASS letter say you were competitive enough to continue and that you should expect a candidate letter?
     
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    yes it did. But im wondering if some things came up and that changed it. What would i have to do to get one
     
  5. KveTina

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    Either wait for the candidate letter to come or call admissions?
     
  6. goldfarb1

    goldfarb1 Candidate

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    You should have recieved it. Most people got it about a week and half ago. Go ahead and call admissions. Look for your regional officer, it'll save the hassle of being transferred.

    Now for my two cents, and take it for exactly what it's worth. Unless you put down that you've failed every class you've taken and got a 600 on the SAT, I really can't see any reason why they wouldn't give you a candidate number. So don't worry about not making it to the next step. The line in the NASS rejection letter "you are deemed competitive enough for admissions" or however it is phrased is just a moral boost. I honestly, believe everyone gets atleast the candidate number, as this atleast boosts the academy's numbers (shows a lower acceptance rate). I was rejected from NASS as well, so I'm not being arrogant or condesending. I maybe wrong, and someone maybe able to give me an example, but thats just my opinion. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong...I take no offense.
     
  7. FUTUREMID2015

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    i got accepted into NASS and my letter said that my application was compettitve and that i would recieve my canidate number and such but i haven't gotten anything yet.
     
  8. KveTina

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    There are some people who have not received their candidate letters yet, even though they are candidates. Therefore, they can't log into the CIS system. I think it's some kind of lag in the mail or something, I don't know.
     
  9. navymidshipman2015

    navymidshipman2015 Prospective

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    Actually not everyone gets a candidate letter. If they don't think you're competitive, you would not get the letter containing the password to CIS and that says you are an official candidate. As the website says, IF your preliminary application is deemed competitive, you will become an official candidate. So if you get one, you're still in:thumb:. Sorry you didn't get in to NASS, but good luck!
    And goldfarb, I had no idea you got rejected for NASS! Sorry to hear that as well.
     
  10. NorthernCalMother

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    Navymidshipman2015 is right: some NASS applicants do not receive candidate numbers.

    However, if the applicant is lucky enough to have a fantastic BGO (as my Mid did), the BGO may intervene to secure a number, if there's a case to be made for considering the candidate.
     
  11. jakeUSNA9

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    is that the only way to get one is by notifying your bgo
     
  12. NorthernCalMother

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    I don't know, Jake, but your BGO is a place to start.

    Our Mid got "You're rejected from NASS" and a few days later "We're not giving you a candidate number" letters from USNA. He was crushed, but didn't give up. He immediately had a plan to apply as a college freshman.

    BGO happened to call just a day or two after the second letter, having seen that son applied. He wanted to introduce himself and wasn't aware that son didn't even get a #. The poor man got me on the phone (son was @ work) and I'm afraid I gave him a terrible earful. He listened, then said, "I know your h.s., know grades aren't inflated, and will call you back." And he did, w/ a candidate number.

    I suspect son wasn't offered a candidate # because his PSAT scores were low. He doesn't do well on standardized tests (though everything else was great, and he's good @ interviews). Son's BGO is an absolute saint, and we give him a lot of credit for getting our son into NAPS.

    Son is now a rising 1/C, top 15% of his class, selected for VGEP (the master's degree program that takes 20 Mids out of a class of 1000). BGO saw something in him, and son made it happen. Sorry to rant/brag here, but I want to let applicants w/ a chink in their armor know that it's possible to enter and succeed @ USNA even if you don't fit the mold.

    Good luck!
     
  13. jakeUSNA9

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    the standardized tests arent my forte either i suspect thats my problem. They notify you if you dont get a number? Ya im not giving up ill be a naval officer first and foremost as my main goal but i would love to go to Annapolis
     

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