Change of heart

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by chamom, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. chamom

    chamom New Member

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    Hi all, question, one that does not mean to offend anyone here..

    I received my appointment back in February, which I accepted and sent out the papers right off the bat..

    However, I was recently accepted to my number 1 school off the waitlist (didn't think I was gonna get in) and was wondering if I am able to attend that school...

    So I guess the question here is: if I had already sent in my acceptance to USNA, is it binding? Or can I tell USNA that I want to withdraw my acceptance to another school?

    Thanks.
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    USNA can't "force" you to attend. If you're absolutely sure it's no longer what you want, let USNA know ASAP. That way, you potentially open a spot for someone on the WL who really does want to attend.

    Best of luck to you!
     
  3. Spanky58ggpt

    Spanky58ggpt Member

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    If I am not mistaken there is a statement on the permit to report that allows you to notify USNA if you have decided to go to another college. If you have not received your PTR you can call admissions to find the proper procedure. You can still decline the appointment at this point. Think it over fully and make the best decision for YOU. Good luck.
     
  4. chamom

    chamom New Member

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    I have not received my Permit to Report yet (I do want to clarify that I did send in my acceptance to USNA, not sure if I made that clear). But you are saying that, on the PTR, they still have another option to turn down the appointment if you had already accepted it?
     
  5. ctuma2

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    honestly, I would just contact my BGO and ask because he/she can give you the best information.
     
  6. Spanky58ggpt

    Spanky58ggpt Member

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    Yupp, yupp.

    Checked DS's PTR and it does have instructions on what to do if you choose to decline. Those instructions include returning the PTR. Since you have not received your PTR, which, if you accepted may be arriving any day, call admissions or your BGO. Seek best guidance from the source. There is a chance that your decline may open a slot for someone else. Again, best of luck with whatever path you choose, just try to make it the best path for YOU. :smile:
     
  7. dianawooden

    dianawooden MOMINVA

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    Can you turn down a USNA Appointment after accepting it.

     
  8. chamom

    chamom New Member

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    Appreciate all your input, it means alot

    Can you delete this thread please thank you
     
  9. LTLONGAGO

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    I wish that you didn't want to delete this thread. I think there are a number of kids who change their minds about where they want to go to college during their senior year. I did it almost 30 years ago, and I think it is very normal. I also think it is healthy for kids who are considering USNA and reading this Forum to know that not everyone who applies to USNA ends up wanting to go in the end, even some who receive appointments. This Forum seems to be full of people who are super anxious about getting into USNA, so it would be nice to see a balance in perspectives, as your thread has provided.
     
  10. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Adding in as well so you know you're not the only one. Son hadn't accepted his appointment but has had it since December and just signed the declination this evening - waiting to go out in the mail tomorrow. :redface: Definitely a hard call and made him write emails to his BGO's explaining first.

    And before I get flamed, he really, really was planning on this. Then, like the OP, got accepted to a school in late March which he really didn't even think he had a shot at. And got the NROTC scholarship there as well. And just came back from his first campus visit there and the chance to see the school, classes, unit, etc. (all of which he'd done for USNA back in Oct). I can't say it was his #1 because for a long time I thought USNA was but once there was another choice that he was excited about, it really changed the whole scenario and caused him to look more at what HE really wanted (rather than what I think he thought he wanted just because it seemed expected from mom/dad/brother).

    Best of luck and I think everyone on these forums will agree that if you're not sure you want to be there (or your heart is somewhere else) that you really shouldn't be there!
     
  11. mumsyto3

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    Marciemi,
    Congratulations to DS :thumb:
     
  12. hopeful_mom

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    DS is our oldest and thus we all had so much to learn and did learn by going through the process of applying for nominations, and then waiting for the eventual TWE. Not sure what DS would have done, but he realized that he wanted the college experience and thus the college that he thought was below USNA and WP was actually at the top. I would hope that everyone here wants what is best for all of our kids. It would be great if this opens a slot for someone else, but how are these kids supposed to know for sure until the dust settles and they make an informed decision. It would be sad if anyone was taken to task for not being able to see into the future.
     
  13. LiveGold15

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    For anyone who is second guessing themselves or thinks they are having a change of heart: Request a CVW. I received an appointment in December, and I've had a lot of thinking time since then. It had been over 9 months since I had stepped on the Yard, and around March, I began to second guess my decision to accept my appointment. I wondered if I really wanted to go to USNA or if the hype it created was pressuring me to go. I went to a CVW, and now I am 100% sure USNA is where I want to be. I am sure this is not the case for everybody. However, second guessing your decision is not always a bad thing.
     

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