Good Enough for NASS?

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  1. dlee96

    dlee96 Member

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    Hi, i would like another's opinion on my stats for NASS. Preferably someone who has already attended it (obviously :biggrin:)

    - PSAT is 192 (will take again but don't know if score will come in time for app)
    - GPA is 3.85 (unweighted)
    - Extracurriculars:
    -Varsity Swim two years (have 1st year and 2nd year varsity letter)
    -Track and Field (Freshman award and JV letter)
    -Model UN Co-president
    -Science Olympiad Captain
    -Key Club Officer/Class representative
    -Volunteer at local food bank and at Oakland University Child Development Center (child care of sorts)

    Will this be enough? I know admission to NASS is very competitive, but is this good enough?
     
  2. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    The answer is no one knows. You could have the best stats in the world and yet it may not even matter. There are more selection factors that go into NASS then just scholastic credentials.

    Best thing you can do is to give it your best and apply. The goal is an appointment, not being accepted to NASS is not a precursor for an appointment. So if you are selected, great, if not, then just keep going.
     
  3. jbishsta

    jbishsta Member

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    The NASS application isn't long or time-consuming, and it fulfills your preliminary application (you may have already known this). So, there's no reason not to apply. NASS was great, and it did fuel my desire to attend USNA. Remember, the only way to know for sure you won't get in is to not apply.
     
  4. time2

    time2 Member

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    I agree with Jadler, the goal is an appointment, even if you get turned down for NASS, that really has no bearing on your chances of eventually getting an appointment to USNA. Good to also remember that you are completing against many who strive to be (and in many cases ARE) the BEST at whatever they do, whether that be sports/academics/extracurriculars....etc. Being 'good enough' is the wrong goal if your plans include attending any of the academies.
     
  5. navyrn

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    FYI - my daughter was invited to CVW last September, then applied for NASS-was rejected and then few weeks ago got an "official candidate of 2017" letter!
     
  6. dlee96

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    Thanks for the reply and congrats to navyrn!
     

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