Chances of appointment on reapply in college not in NROTC unit

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  1. jcherkes

    jcherkes Candidate

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    Just wanted to take note of all the help everyone on the forum has been for years and especially in the past few months, I really appreciate it!

    Unfortunately despite getting 3 nominations (congressman and 2 senators) and having a lot of encouragement about my chances from my BGO, I wasn't given an appointment for the class of 2017. At this point, I really want to reapply to Navy, seeing as I 100% want to be there. I was hoping someone could give me some insight on the chances of getting an appointment on a reapply from a college like University of Virginia (engineering program). At this point I have to make a decision on whether or not I want to pursue another program or stay on path to getting an appointment and entering the academy as part of the class of 2018. I have another opportunity that I would not be able to reapply I would have to stick with the program and never try for USNA again. I am very inclined to pursue an appointment for next year, but I fear I will get declined by USNA again, especially since a majority of the people that get in I believe get in through NAPS or being nominated through their NROTC unit.

    Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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    I am on Long Island and it was a very competetive year, especially with a good deal of nominations given to LOA candidates and NAPS/foundation.
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    Since I can find no past posts by you, and since you provided no stats regarding your USNA application, and provided no info on your alternate path, its pretty tough to provide any guidance. With that being said, if your alternate path is clear, and is equivalent to a bird in the hand to commissioning, I would take the alternate path. If you're dead set on Navy, I would at least get myself in an NROTC unit and perhaps reapply, keeping in mind you might totally fall in love with your NROTC unit and decide to remain there.
     
  3. 2017KNR

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    I did not receive an appointment last year. I reapplied this year and did receive an appointment. I attended a 4 year university, was NOT in any branch of ROTC, and was NOT in an engineering or another technical program. So it is possible if you have a strong application!
     
  4. MemberLG

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    Attend a college, reapply, and see what happens.

    If you are at a college and don't get accepted when you reapply to Navy, you stay at that college and go on with your life.

    Joining ROTC, do it and if you don't like it withdraw from the ROTC porgram.

    One thing you need to do is talk to your BGO to see what was your weakness was. If your BGO encouraged you, my guess is that your SAT/ACT scores might have been your weakness. If so take it again. SAT/ACT is an area where reapplicants can improve definitely.
     
  5. HardCharger

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    I too got rejected by USNA and talked to them the other day. They said that candidates from a 4 year college (not JC) are given more points on the whole candidate score and thus are look upon more favorably. So you would stand a good chance if you do well first semester at UVA.
     
  6. supportivemom

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    Make this summer count if you want to reapply. Embrace a passion. Attain a goal. Mentor someone, or seek out a new mentor for yourself. Don't spend the summer at the beach. Work. Coach a team. Learn new skills, scuba, life guarding,triathlon, CPR course. Take a NOLS course. Internet academic courses. Make yourself someone that the nom boards and the academy can't turn down the second time around.
     
  7. gonavy2015

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    My son reapplied while a freshman at a university and also joined the NROTC unit and was accepted to USNA on the second try. He absolutely loved being a part of the NROTC unit and learned a lot from his experiences. He is finishing his Plebe year! I think re-applicants are viewed favorably. Best of luck to you!
     
  8. COmom

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    Agree with all of the above. DS wasn't a re-applicant, but applied while he was in his first year of college--NROTC wasn't offered at his school, but he did take 19 credit hours and played a club sport. We know of 3 other current plebes from our state who were re-applicants and got in on their 2nd try. DS' current roommate and Plebe Summer roommate were also re-applicants. All attended 4 year schools and are having a strong academic year at USNA.
     
  9. ferryman

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    I was a third time applicant this year round, my first year i applied USNA but was to late in the process to receive a nomination from my senators or congressman. My second year I went to college at my local Community College and I applied to USAFA, USMA, and USNA and received a congressional nomination to both USMA and USNA but was medically disqualified and never received an appointment from any of the schools. My third try, this year, I continued for a second year at my community college and once again applied to all three schools. I received a congressional nomination once again for USNA and USMA and received a Senator nomination for USAFA. I received a medical waiver from USMA and was wait-listed for them. I received a LOA from USNA as long as I could get a medical waiver. USAFA never gave me a waiver. USNA finally came through with a waiver and both USMA and USNA sent me an acceptance package on April 18th (yesterday). I am accepting USNA's appointment.

    The moral of my story is that if you truly want it you can make it happen because your dream of attending USNA will never be completely over until you stop applying. No matter what you do I wish you the best of luck in whatever you decide.
     
  10. terp1984

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    If you have an acceptance to UVA, take it and do the college program NROTC. Reappy to USNA while you are doing the college program or earn your comission thru NROTC. DS turned down appointment to USNA and is currently at UVA and couldn't be happier. He started as a college programmer and earned a 2 year scholarship.
     
  11. sircando

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    I applied after my first semester of college, but I didn't get in.

    I was in AFROTC.
    3.76 GPA (17 credit hours)
    Engineering Major
    30 ACT (30 Math, 28 English)
    Played on the school's soccer team (NCAA)
    Volunteering hours

    However, even though I didn't get in, I was still happy to have applied. If you had 3 nominations before, you're more than likely going to get them again, just because you're showing determination as a re-applicant. USNA likes the determination as well, so hopefully you would get in a second time.
     

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