I-Day

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  1. mdn18

    mdn18 Member

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    So, I got the TWE this Saturday, but I have 2 questions about I-Day.

    1) If, for some reason, an appointee from my district was not able to report on I-Day, would there be some incredibly remote chance that I would be offered his/her appointment even though I got the TWE? Is this scenario even possible? I guess I'm just still trying to hold on.

    2) I only live about 2 hours away from Annapolis, so would it be possible for me to watch c/o 2018's induction in front of Bancroft? Can anybody come watch? I imagine the Yard would be jam packed with family, friends.
     
  2. AspiringSEAL

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    Unfortunately, the scenario would never happen so I'm told.


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  3. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    The answer to #1 is, sadly, no. If someone doesn't show or drops out the first day, that slot is not filled with someone else.

    Yes, you can attend I-Day. There isn't much to see most of the day; appointees show up at Alumni Hall, are swallowed up, and don't really appear in public the rest of the day.:smile: However, the induction ceremony is open to the public, as far as I know.

    You would need to park outside of the Yard (e.g., at the stadium) and take a shuttle to the Yard. You can walk into the Yard via the visitor gate. Yes, it will be very crowded.
     
  4. SuaSponte

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    You can come watch, there are a few kids who do every year hoping to pick up a spot for some reason or another (not sure how valid any of these reasons are) from what I've heard.
     
  5. Prepswimmom

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    Suasponte does that ever happen? Where someone is picked up on Iday?
     
  6. SuaSponte

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    Judging from what usna1985 said I doubt it. I think it's more of an old wives tail; I'd guess wait-listed kids hear at least a few weeks in advance at the latest.
     
  7. MiddyB

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    If you received TWE then all you can do is reapply. Only those on wait list have hope after April 15th. I-Day, nothing Admissions can do.
     
  8. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    About 8 yrs ago, USNA did fill the slots of those who didn't show or who quit the first day. They went back and offered about 9 candidates who'd originally been turned down a chance to attend. Ironically, one of those candidates had in fact shown up on I-Day, which led to some lore. However, that was purely coincidental and that person's appearance had no bearing on the decision.

    The group of ~9 showed up at USNA one week later and had a "crash course" to catch them up on what they'd missed and then integrated into the plebe class. This occurred only the one year; it was not repeated. My guess (and it's only that) is that the program wasn't all that successful in that the 9 would always be known as those who didn't go through I-Day. This occurred under a different administration and there is NO INDICATION it will ever be repeated again.

    So, PLEASE do not show up on I-Day with a dream that you'll be plucked from the crowd and admitted. It won't happen. Your better course is to reapply.
     
  9. Prepswimmom

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    usna1985 DS has yet to receive a decision - but no worries. He will not arrive in Annapolis on Iday hoping to snag a slot ( although he'd love to)!
     
  10. mdn18

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    Don't worry, I'm not going to show up at USNA asking some officer about being admitted :smile: . That is really a bummer about that slot being filled for the entire 4 yours if someone would not show up.

    I know a couple in Annapolis and I thought maybe it'd be cool to stay overnight and see "my class" being inducted. Probably wont be doing that though. At this point, I will be re-applying for c/o 2019.

    At this point, going through the whole process again for a year seems like an eternity. But this summer and fall, I am going to look for more volunteer spots, work on my SAT and ACT scores, look for any leadership spots, and prepare to crush the CFA exam :wink:
     
  11. osdad

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    Assumed you meant "years" but then you'd be misinterpreting the rule. A MOC can have no more than 5 MIDs charged against her at any one time. Let's assume this year's nomination max's it out a 5. If she doesn't show up at I-day she's not charged against the limit.The MOC now has only 4 MIDs charged - that slot will be available next year. If 2 others graduate - the MOC will have 3 slots available. etc...
     
  12. daw

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    Apparently, for my DS's class (2016), there was someone who was offered an appointment just a day or two before I-Day. I remember hearing about how they had just one day to get everything together and make arrangements...
     

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