International student

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  1. sar112

    sar112 New Member

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    Hello,
    I'm in year 11 (junior year) and I'm considering applying to the naval academy however I live in Australia. I have dual citizenship, I was born in the us but my mum is Australian. I will graduate high school in November 2017 so would be applying to attend in 2018 (class 2022) My question is, do I still apply via the us embassy even though I'm a citizen, or do I apply elsewhere?

    I'm well aware of the competitive nature of admissions. I do well at school, participate in sports, take various extracurricular actives and am the captain of my netball team.

    In saying all this, does an international student with citizenship, like me, actually have a chance of getting in?

    Thank you
     
  2. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    You will have to give up your Australian citizenship, but you can apply as an American citizen. Your mother's citizenship may be an issue for future security clearances. Applying for a nomination will be extremely difficult, but still possible.

    There are no Australian international midshipmen. ADFA midshipmen can exchange for a semester, and that's the extent from what I've seen.
     
  3. sar112

    sar112 New Member

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    Okay, thanks for your help!!
     
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  4. ktnatalk

    ktnatalk Sailor. Shipmate. Parent.

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    If your mother and other close relatives are all Australian, it should not be an issue in terms of granting your security clearance.

    I suppose you have read the info posted at this link:

    https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Steps-for-Admission/US-Citizens-Living-Abroad.php

    Contact admissions for any specific questions you may have. Good luck!
     
  5. sar112

    sar112 New Member

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    Yeah, all close relatives are Australian and I did email admissions about a week ago but haven't received an email back yet.

    Do they reply to emails?
     

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