Evaluated at NASS?

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  1. XCrunner14

    XCrunner14 USNA Class of '18

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    Went to the first session of NASS and am more motivated than ever to attend the academy! I read somewhere else that your NASS detailer writes an evaluation on their candidates. Is this similar to what a BGO might write and is it included and could help with the subjective part of admissions?

    Just wondering, thanks!
     
  2. SuaSponte

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    It's kind of similar. A really good one will help you, a poor evaluation can hurt you a lot. They submitted them at the end of the week, my detailer gave us an interview to supplement her knowledge of us and write a more accurate eval.
     
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    It won't have the same impact as the teacher recs and BGO interview UNLESS it is in line with those comments. Remember that the person completing the evaluation is an 18/19-year-old who, a week earlier was a plebe. That doesn't mean his/her opinion is irrelevant but that person doesn't have the experience or perspective of the other recommenders.

    That said, there can be some positives or negatives from the eval. If the 3/C says the candidate didn't try, wasn't a team player, only attended b/c a parent forced him/her to, etc. -- that's going to hurt. Conversely, a really good rec (supported by facts) could help. But it is very unlikely that the write-up will be a deciding factor in your application.
     

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