Decent chance of acceptance?

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  1. Jack2898

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    Hello!
    I am currently a junior in high school. I am curious about my chances of being accepted into the Naval Academy. I would love to attend the Naval Academy and become a midshipmen since I went to Annapolis for a lacrosse tournament in 5th grade. My uncle was also a captain in the Navy and went to the academy. Currently, I have two varsity letters, in both football and track. I have multiple leadership positions such as being vice president of student council and treasurer of my schools key club (key club is an international service based club with 230,000 members over 37 countries). Academically, I am in the top twenty percent of my class and am in National Honors Society and Science National Honors Society. Thank you in advances for any information regarding acceptance. I am also from Texas.
     
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    Improving your class ranking would probably help. How did you do on your SAT and ACT?
     
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    Unfortunately, I received a bad concussion this fall from football (60% brain damage) so I was not able to take the SAT. I am signed up for the ACT on April 9th. I should probably be mid to low 30s. My class rank is also down because of the same incident. On the bright side, I had a full recovery and my brain scans are going to be used in a concussion study.
     
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    Hope you are able to stay healthy.

    No one can tell you the exact formula here, but improve your GPA between now and end of the school year the best you can, sign up for challenging classes next year, study hard and do well on your standardized exams.

    There are plenty of children of USNA grads not getting appointments. The best scenario I can think of for your relationship is somehow work that into your essay to describe how it might have led you onto this path.

    Good luck!
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    I am not going to chance you, but instead warn you that you should get ALL of your medical records in order from a DoDMERB perspective. You can't be 3 Q without clearing the medical aspect. IF this concussion resulted in not attending school, or limited activities due to medical reasons, than you could at the best get a remedial, at worse a DQ and need a waiver.

    No 3 Q, no appointment even if you have an LOA.

    I get that you are recovered, but DoDMERB has their own standards, and it can be an uphill battle for a waiver.
     
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    Unfortunately, I have both a track meet and the yearly student council service project this Saturday. I wish I was able to attend but I'm still working on juggling the schedule.
     
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    I missed two days of school from the concussion and I am 100% healed. I had DTI scans on my brain and they are normal. I got my final DTI scan on December 2nd of last year and it showed no damage.
     
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    You will still have to admit it, but sorry for the confusion. When I read 60% brain damage than that appeared to me you were talking weeks if not months of rehab....the academic comment made me believe it was a long rehab.
    ~~ There was a poster here thrown from a horse, got a concussion and could not do sports for months, in fact was not in school for months either. My DS played FB, got a concussion, and was back to school in 2 days. Sat out that week for the game, but was back in the following week, to me his was a minor concussion, but no doctor ever said the %...just he has a concussion, stay at home for 2 days, check on him every 2-3 hrs., no PE or sports for 1 week.

    Still I would say you have to check that box and be prepared for a remedial since it will be less than 1 yr.

    NO offense, but you appear to be playing both sides of the fence...back at school in 2 days, but your grades faltered. If you say that you had brain damage and that is why the grades faltered, than I stand by my position, medically they are going to look closer at that concussion, including long term prescriptions for the concussion, if any were given.

    Look at something as simple as scoliosis. A 23 degree curve is not a biggie, but for the military, I believe it is a 19 degree before you hit the DQ limit. Many people live normal lives with peanut allergies, but again it can be a DQ for the military,

    Getting in front of it is the best thing you can do now. Your cgpa is what it is, along with your class rank. Hard to jump it up higher when the school year will probably end in the next 2 months.
    ~ I don't place too much into the rank aspect because we are missing a big piece of the equation...school profile. Top 20% is one thing when 0% go Ivy, another when 25% go Ivy. Same with a cgpa...is it 7 point scale, 10 point scale? 4.5/5.0/6.0 for AP/IB?
     
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    Thank you very much for clarification. I only got the DTI scan because I was still having small headaches about a month after the concussion occasionally. That is why I got the scan otherwise I would not have known how bad the concussion was. They did not think I had a bad injury becuase I had almost no symptoms. I did not have any memory loss or any major headaches. My grades only slipped a tad because I was not allowed to do math or science until beginning of November. I took my tests for quarter 1 math and science in November and I was not 100% familiar with the concepts then. My grades in the second quarter and the semester exam evened them out.
     
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    FWIW, TX is considered a competitive state. The MoCs are known to "talk" so as to spread the wealth. This means that getting 1 nom is typical out of the 3 is typical. They don't like to duplicate their slates.
     
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    I don't know tons about this process, but I wonder if DODMERB will be a hurdle. If my son was in your shoes, we would spend time now understanding the piece about head injuries and not meeting the criteria, and then understanding what we needed to do to prepare paperwork. To you it may no big deal and/or in the past- and I hope Dodmerb sees it that way, too.
     
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    DS has two concussion on his medical record about 1.5 years apart. FWIW, he was told at CLC that a third would require a waiver. He also has post scans that show no damage.
     
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    I had a concussion my freshman year during basketball, listed it in my DODMERB paperwork, showed up for my exam, they asked if I had any lasting results from it, etc., and that was that. No remedial, no waiver, no denial. I was 100% medically qualified for AROTC, NROTC, USNA, USMA, and USAFA.
     
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    The thing with DoDMERB is there is a line that is allowable and a line that if you cross will cause a DQ. You just need to take it and move forward. The question for the OP in this case where they stated that they had 60% brain damage and is now healed is where they are standing. 60% and being in a case study is pretty significant impo, I am not a doctor though. Plus, for them they were not allowed to take any Math or Science classes, and had reoccurring headaches for a month which would mean they did have some longer lasting impact than a traditional concussion. Thus, it is why I think it is important to get those medical records in order for the just in case.

    My DS had a concussion, but was back to school quickly and did not get a medical directive to not attend Math or Science classes, he was all clear and back at FB in a week. In his case I still would have him get his medical records in order just from that aspect, but I would not have been concerned over it at all.

    As I said earlier, they may not DQ him, but ask for a remedial 1st before making a decision regarding to Q or DQ him, which means they will want those medical records.

    The person I would look for guidance to is kp2001 since they are a flight surgeon.

    Back on track regarding chancing. You have 0% chance if you do not apply. Nobody here sits on the boards. If we all say you had no chance in Hades would you not apply? If the answer is no, than you have to do some soul searching about how badly you want to attend USNA. There are many that apply and reapply and reapply again before they get their BFE.[/B]
     
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    OP, be sure of your terminology before speaking of this to anyone or making additional posts. I suspect "something was 60% of something" but I also suspect it wasn't 60% brain damage. Get your terminology straight so people can help and others (especially DoDMERB) take the wrong action based on your descriptions.
     
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    On the other hand, if it was indeed 60% damaged and you have recovered in such a short time, I'd say study you and your brain now to help so many who are suffering from it! :D
     
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