Class of 2021

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  1. artrevino99

    artrevino99 New Member

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    I am planning to apply to the academy and become a a part of the class of 2021. I am concerned that I won't get in. The people from my school that have been accepted in past years from my school have been in the top 5 people and I am not. I am ranked 3o out of 293 as of the last grading period. I made a 28 on my ACT and haven't taken the SAT yet. I have taken too many extra curricular classes to be ranked much higher than I am. Do I still have a chance to get in or should I apply to other colleges and then go into the Navy after I finish my undergraduate degree?
     
  2. 5Day

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    The only way to get in is to apply. If you don't apply to USNA you will never know.

    You also need a backup plan. A civilian college with a NROTC scholarship is another way to commission. And yes you can go the non scholarship rout and seek a commission.
     
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    NAPS and Foundation can be a route as well. Also, super scoring means you can take the ACT and SAT test as many times as you can to try and improve. There's a method to do this too. You don't know until you try.
     
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  4. ChuckUSNAdad

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    My 3/C DS was outside the 10% class ranking since there was a big pack of lower extracurricular activity/more time to study smart kids at his smaller high school. To compensate, keep adding leadership activities to your resume and demonstrate how you are checking out that a armed forces career is the right choice for you. Study to bump up those ACT scores. Definitely consider test prep training courses or tutoring. The new SAT format may also work to your advantage over the ACT. Bumping up those standardized test scores will greatly help for merit scholarships and admittance regardless of where you end up attending.
     
  5. Fairhope dad

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    We were told a 28 would be competitive, my son made a 31 and was dropped on Tuesday. I would suggest you really concentrate on Math. It seems if you have a very high Math score you can get. LOA even though you may not be able to chew gum and walk at the same time. Just an honest observation from what we have experienced. Good luck and keep trying
     
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    I wish you the very best in the application process, but it is important you have a solid plan "B". As previously mentioned, the NROTC scholarship is a great option. Singapore Mom put together a list of schools that offer a room and board scholarship along with the NROTC scholarship, and many of the schools on the list are highly ranked.

    When my husband and I went to CVW last fall with DD, we sat in on a panel discussion with a USNA parent and it was really helpful. If you haven't already gone to the CVW, please make sure your parents attend every and all informational sessions. Sadly, no shopping in the downtown district!

    One of my DS's friends applied to USNA last year and didn't have a plan "B" (He wasn't even aware of the NROTC scholarship option!) and didn't get in. The young man struggled to find an engineering school that would accept him at the last minute and wound up going out of state (and paying out of state tuition$$$$) and also missed out on other potential scholarship money.

    Don't concentrate on "Am I good enough?" But rather, spend your time being the best you can be. Work with your parents and come up with as many options as you can. Investigate all scholarships available as well. It is a DAUNTING task, I know, but you can't pin all your hopes on one option. According to what I heard at the CVW, over 15,000 students apply to the Academy each year. Even the best of the best get rejection letters, unfortunately.

    By this time next year, you will be exactly where you were meant to be and you will be happy with the outcome.
     

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