General questions- help with priorities

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by c14harv, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. c14harv

    c14harv Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2008
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hello again,

    This will be my second year applying to a service academy, last year I basically halted the process after I went to a congressional interview, but did not recieve any nominations, possibly a mistake. Well, some background, I am a sophmore in college about to graduate from my two-year institution. I attend Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, GA and a member of the cadet corps. Here are some main points from my resume.

    GEORGIA MILITARY COLLEGE

    -GPA: 3.7 College Chemistry, but only Precalculus
    -ACT: E-25 M-28 SCI-31 RDG-31 COMPOSITE: 29
    -Cadet Corp Leader
    -Cadet Platoon Leader
    -Cadet 1st SGT
    -Cadet Captain and company commander
    -College Football player at the top rated JUCO team in the land
    -Member of SGA and Constiution writer
    -Member of Ethics Bowl Team
    -Will attend ETHICS CONFERENCE AT WEST POINT OCT. 19-21
    -1st Runner up for Cadet of the Year
    -Over 20 Hours of CS at homeless shelter
    -2-week mission trip to Russia
    -Teached sunday school as an assistant

    I am really confident in the matter of getting a nomination. Also, I am trying to communicate with the Coaches at the 3 major SAs and possibly Coast Guard for football connections. I know there are still strict academic requirements, but I am sure I can meet those. But, to be honest we all know that if you are a recruited athlete to any school, admissions process seem to be easier.

    Some Questions:
    1. I am planning to take the ACT again on Dec. 12th, will this be in time for admissions to recieve it? Also, is a 29 good? I am hoping to shoot for a 32 this time around.
    2. Deadlines for MOCs are fastly approaching, these should be #1 on my list followed by Applications, correct?
    3. I have already been accepted to Old Dominion University, Georgia State, and Georgia Tech, and still finishing application to Rhodes College. Do you think that possibly I get the footbal side moving, and my application all done by say Mid-November that I will possibly know of appointment?
    --The reason for me asking this question is the simple fact that I will have to stay 4 years at the Academy, and I would prefer to spend that time working and saving up some money.
    4. I have several connections to alumni of SA's but no direct relationship, should I have them write me letters of reccomendation?
    5. The president of my school also will help me by writing a letter of reccomendation, he is a Two-Star General and former Commadant of Cadets at West Point, will this bear greatly due to his experience and understanding of what is to be the best Cadet, midshipmen?

    Please give me any and all input, and maybe some of you Navy alum can help make sure I am on the right route.

    Thank You all for your time,

    C14Harv
     
  2. c14harv

    c14harv Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2008
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    0
  3. marvin7794

    marvin7794 Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2009
    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    0
    Do you want to go, or not? It isn't upto your fairy godmother. Sounds like you have a nice background for your application. Only do it if you really want to.
     
  4. c14harv

    c14harv Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2008
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    0
    I hope the notion of wanting to go was not an issue from my post... I am sorry if it was.. YES I want to go... Why would I be reapplying? The football is just a plus in the whole ordeal, if that was where you were coming from.

    The matter of the other schools is because I graduate from my junior college this semester so I dont know what to do in the Spring, I hope I can know about my status so that I can take it off prepare physical, and possible take some math tutoring while I work in the Spring... I would take the oppritunity to go to Navy in a heartbeat over Georgia Tech, even Harvard for that matter.. It is more of a matter of Service and sense of purpose... I am currently at a military school.. but alot of people dont WANT to be here.. I want the team enviroment that Navy provides... and the privelege to serve the nation as an officer... kind of corny but just being me
     
  5. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    4,499
    Likes Received:
    447
    Yes and yes.

    Yes. Be sure you don't miss the deadlines by even one day.

    No. Your MOCs have until Jan 31 to submit their slates and most take until then. Most don't even make decisions -- let alone notify USNA of them -- until Dec. Thus, it's virtually impossible for you to hear about an appointment before Nov.

    Also, for college students, USNA will likely wait until your first semester grades are in to make a decision. Maybe not b/c you're a second-yr college student but probably. So, I wouldn't expect to hear until Feb or March at the earliest.

    You don't need to save money for USNA. Everything is paid for and you get paid.

    As with all letters of rec, only if these people know you well and can comment on some aspect of your work, ECAs, sports, personal attributes, etc. A grad who sort-of knows you has no more weight -- and most likely less weight -- than a non-grad who knows you well.

    See response to #4.
     
  6. c14harv

    c14harv Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2008
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thank You
     

Share This Page