How to schedule a visit to USNA?

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  1. USMC

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    hello all,

    My family and I are very interested in seeing USNA up close, maybe even a guided tour by admissions, if such exists?

    Does anyone know how I can make my pilgrimage?!?

    Any help would be much appreciated!

    Thanks
     
  2. kaullman

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    Visit Information

    The following links are to the Admissions office (about briefings) and the Academy's general website. There are links to the Armel-Leftwich Visitors Center and lodging in the area.

    http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/visit.htm

    http://www.usna.edu/visit.htm

    As you become a candidate, you can ask your Blue and Gold Officer about a Candidate Visit Weekend (CVW)

    BGO, USNA 2007 dad, CDR USN (ret)
     
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  3. USMC

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    So my family and I can simply show up? No scheduled appointment needed huh?
     
  4. Cycling1222

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    Yes you can just show up and walk around the yard with a valid photo ID. However there are tours and info sessions i believe every day, you can check that on the website, but for a CVW you will need to request that from your BGO.
     
  5. usna1985

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    Candidate Guidance, not BGOs, determine who will be offered a CVW. BGOs can recommend that a student be offered one, but I'm honestly not sure how much weight that carries.

    Realize that not every well-qualified candidate can be offered a CVW as this would entail literally thousands of visits each year which is logistically impossible for USNA. I don't know what specific criteria USNA uses to determine which candidates are offered visits -- I do know that it is GENERALLY a good thing to be offered one and NOT necessarily a bad thing not to be offered one.
     

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