Is no news good news?

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by usna2018123, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. usna2018123

    usna2018123 Member

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    My son is unranked slate with nomination. He did not receive Senate noms. He has not received qualification letter, academic letter, LOA or any other communication from USNA outside of typical admissions event(scary it comes in TWE) or response to direction question.

    He is competitive track runner but chose not to go that route in the process.

    He has Plan B (NROTC at Texas A&M)...been accepted to Engineering and received Immediate Scholarship Reservation...both paths(USNA and NROTC) have communicated next to nothing in confirmation.

    (He has a plan C that he's not interested in at all).


    He is DODMerb Qualified and has all the requisite scores and physical fitness to make him competitive...He seems to take it all in stride...dad is worried b/c it's ds's dream.

    I've been lurking a while on this site and wonder...is no communication the norm here. Anyway to confirm information received verbally or 'on contract'.
    He has put faith in the system...but I'm a little more skeptical to the real world of bureaucracy.
     
  2. morgan04

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    USNA2018123 we are in the same boat as you. We have received an JROTC Nomination, and 1 Congressional Nomination and our two senators have not submitted their slate. We have not heard anything from the USNA- so I hope this is a good thing. He attended CVW and that made his desire to attend even greater. I see some posts on here regarding submitting the 1st Semester Senior Grades; however, we have not received any communication from USNA reqesting it.

    Like your DS, our DS fits into all the admitted class of 2017 Class Profile. He to has a Plan B and Plan C. Wishing you, dad and DS the best of luck!
     
  3. usna2018123

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    Yes, we did not receive first semester grades request until we sent note about sending AP scores and Eagle scout update. He was told to not worry about AP yet, scout information was already reflected, but go ahead and submit the First Semester grades.(we did not ask about that).

    The funny thing is we are not too hip on the military path(private school and USNA/NROTC were his choices)...but we support him anyway, hence, still nervous for him.

    He says at NASS they were informed to ignore the forums or anything they read online..that it would not help... :D

    Wish you and your DS the best of luck as well.
     
  4. rocatlin

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    No news is good news, or at least the expected norm, at this point. The bulk of the appointments go out in Feb/March from what I gather.

    DS is basically in the same admissions boat. For "plan B", DS is also waiting on 2nd/main Marine Option ROTC board that occurs in February. In many ways, that plan B is more competitive due to fewer slots and nationwide. High first class on Marine PFT, straight A's with AP classes and engineering background, leadership, etc... Of course at this point in the wait for both USNA and NROTC, that's pretty much the quality of all the young men and women in the process.

    As far as USNA, DS has senate and house nom. One of his buddies he's been friends with since kindergarten has a LOA. We know of another in our district (OK-1) as well. All great kids, but tougher than normal this year it seems.

    DS is applying for backup options, although he too really wants the academy. He attended NASS and was invited to a CVW and went -- loved the experience.

    A long process...
     
  5. kinnem

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    No news is no news, and is the norm at this point. They'll contact you when they have something to tell you, but not until then. It is aggravating but you learn to deal with it in the military and eventually you just forget about it until you hear something.
     

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