Late Application

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  1. Chris94

    Chris94 Member

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    I just received a letter from the academy saying that my application was late and I'd have to wait for next year to apply. Is there any chance that I would be able to still get my application in? Even if not for the academy, could I turn in my late application and be considered for NAPS?
    Thanks!
     
  2. MIDNDAD

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    No, you are done for this class cycle.

    You just learned a harsh but valuable lesson in life, deadlines matter.
     
  3. candidate2014

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    Wait what?

    Did you finish your application on February 1? What happened?
     
  4. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    One of the single most important things you must do in the military is complete things on time. USNA gives candidates from approx. 1 June until 31 January to complete their packets. That's 8 months. It is now March 1, which means 9 months have passed.

    There is a view that candidates who can't meet that deadline aren't truly interested or motivated.

    If there is some unusual explanation for tardiness (i.e., parent/sibling dying; house burned down), and only one or two items are missing, USNA MIGHT make an exception. Likewise, if an extremely qualified candidate can show he/she didn't even know about USNA until very late in the cycle, there might be an exception (had this happen once and the candidate was admitted but he/she REALLY kicked it in gear and had almost everything in by the deadline).

    However, as a general rule, miss the deadline and you're done for the year. You can't be considered for NAPS if your application isn't in so I would expect that is done as well.
     
  5. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    And the key with exceptions is that you can't wait until the last minute. If there is truly something extraordinary that will prevent a candidate to complete the application on time, then it must be COMMUNICATED to Admissions well before the deadline.

    The same thing applies while a MIDN. Normally professors are reasonable about deadlines if one can't meet them (again, must be good reason) and communicates it before the deadline.

    Bottom line, don't wait until the last minute to finish things or communicate issues.
     

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