CVW Email Questions

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  1. Dad of 2

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    My DD (possible 2021 candidate) just received an email offering her a CVW. She has applied to NASS and the email clearly states that attending the CVW has no bearing on the NASS application. My questions are these:

    She is an athlete and has been contacted by a coach at USNA but has not been recruited. Is this CVW invite customary with an application to NASS or could the coach (or someone else) have spoken to someone in admissions? Do all NASS applicants get offered this?

    I think she is currently she is leaning towards USMA (65%). Her mom and I think that this would be a good way for her to get a "first hand" feel for USNA. Should she register? I think her mom really wants her to attend this CVW to see if USNA would work for her.
     
  2. EOD/SEALmom

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    I cannot speak about the sports/coach, but if she's been invited to a CVW she should definitely go. It's a great way to get an inside glimpse of USNA. If you can also go, there is tons of info you will learn as parent(s).
     
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  3. ca2midwestmom

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    My DS received a CVW invite in the spring of his junior year after applying to NASS, and was not a recruited athlete. If possible your DD should accept and see what USNA is like.
     
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  4. NavyMom19

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    I second what EOD/SEALmom and ca2midwesternmom has said. If possible, your DD should try to attend a CVW (and you too) It is a great one on one with a Plebe and a more direct insight in "a day in the life of a Plebe" and for parents, it is a great way to have some of your questions answered.
     
  5. Padre101

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    CVW is also customary with an application to the USNA STEM Summer program.

    Most of the CVW attendees, when my DS went last year, weren't recruited athletes.

    CVW is an excellent program. No other SA offers such an opportunity. I would highly recommend that you and/or your wife attend also. My wife and I learned a lot about the USNA and were really impressed.

    If your DD goes to CVW, I would suggest that she lets the coach know that she will be on campus. It would a good opportunity to meet face-to-face and to see the sports facilities. IMHO.
     
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  6. Blondie1

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    DS went to NASS had an invite to CVW-which he declined for financial reasons. He knew after NASS USNA was where he wanted to be. He is currently a youngster at USNA. If you can't do both it will not count against you. If you can do it go! Just don't wear a seal pin, Jr. ROTC uniform, or even varsity jackets--you will be noticed, and as a drag and a plebe you ALWAYS want to fly under the radar.
     
  7. Dad of 2

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    Sent in CVW yesterday and we received a confirmation this morning. I know not to get excited about the expediency of this time frame for future (USNA class of 2021?) application. Hotel booked already. Now to buy plane tickets for 4!
     
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  8. Padre101

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    Enjoy!
     
  9. hopeful_ILmom_20

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    It's so funny you mention this. Last year at this time, my daughter and I were visiting USNA for the third time, but the first time as a candidate. It was amazing to see the campus from such a different perspective. Prior to this experience, I wondered how she would fit into military life. This visit gave us both a clear look at what to expect and let me glimpse what COULD BE if she was fortunate enough to earn the honor. Needless to say, it was a defining moment for her and it brought about the same thoughts you have expressed. The year between CVW and submitting a complete application will fly... but the time waiting and hoping for an appointment will seem like YEARS! Good luck to you and your candidate and enjoy the experience.
     
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  10. 2020HopefulMom

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    DS also attended CVW by invitation as a junior after applying to NASS. What an amazing weekend! ca2midwestmom, did your DD get an offer of appointment to USNA? I see that you are a USMA mom now, but wondered if there had been an offer from USNA?
     
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    No, he received the QNS letter (which was odd given his high stats and appointment to WP in the first wave). It all worked out though, as he realized what he really wanted to do was more in line with the Army. He attended SLE '13 which really helped reinforce that WP was the best fit for him.
     
  12. 2020HopefulMom

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    What does QNS stand for? Can't find that acronym. Glad he found his place at WP!
     
  13. Capt MJ

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    Qualified not selected.
     
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  14. Coach62

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    Buy a ticket and go. There may be a reason, read my thread about my DS' best friend going there.

    Our local ALO who knows my son very well told him flat out that if they invite you, go. If you don't, it MAY send a signal that you're not that interested in it.

    Also, if it's not too late apply for the summer session, it's a more realistic taste of academy life.

    I would, without question, urge her to go.
     
  15. Dad of 2

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    Thanks Coach

    We plan on going for sure. I never thought that not going may possibly signal a non-interest. If it does/does not, I wouldn't want to take that chance.
     
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    USNA won't view it as non-interest, just make sure your BGO knows why. For some its a $ issue and others it just doesn't work with school/sports schedules. It isn't worth admissions points because not all candidates can attend for a variety of reasons. If you are able to go, I would recommend to absolutely attend as its as close of view at you can get to what life will really be like as a Plebe. You shadow a Plebe, attend classes, ask questions, go to meals, sleep in the hall, and just absorb it all. I always recommend that is a candidates weekend to really find out if they can see themselves living this life for a full year and even the following 3. Its important to talk to upperclass also in majors you are interested in, 1/C who have been selected for your service assignment interests and talk to all classes there. Each class has its own view of USNA as they progress in the program and have exposure to different things in the fleet, training, opportunities. The summer programs are great as you get immersed in USNA, but they are not a reflection of USNA day to day academic life. Summer Seminar is a recruiting program and will expose candidates to what USNA has to offer, but it is not Plebe Summer or the Academic Year. I know they used to do 1 night that was supposed to mimic Plebe Summer in a toned down sort of way, not sure if they still do that or not. USCGA's AIM program is slightly different than SLE or Summer Seminar Programs as it much more matches what Swab Summer is like.
     
  17. crazyride

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    So excited. Our DD received her confirmation email as well :) What a great opportunity this is for her. She is a junior, so we are just beginning the roller coaster of events.
     
  18. USNA21hopeful

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    i received my confirmation as well and i am a junior, maybe I will see her there!!!!!
     
  19. crazyride

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    Hope so!! Most likely dad will be staying at home...so if you see a DD with just a mom only it could be us! Come up and introduce yourself. Would love to meet friends that's going down the same path.
     
  20. AF6872

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    DD did not go to NASS, was not recruited athlete (her sports were not big at USNA) and did not get a CVW invitation. Still got a LOA and contacted BGO for a CVW. Got one for the worst February weather at USNA. Now a Captain USMC. CVW is a great experience for both parents and applicant. Go if you can. If you can not attend it will not be held against the candidate. Good Luck to All. The roller coaster gets steeper and steeper.
     
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