Letter From USNA Foundation

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  1. toddman10

    toddman10 USMMA Midshipman

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    I recieved a letter today from USNA Foundation, it states that I was recomended as a to the USNA Academy Foundation preparatory school program as a possible candidate, but they will not be able to offer me a sponsorship because all the slots are filled. I have not been notified directly from the academy that I am not accepted so what does this letter mean? Do I still have a chance or should I accept my appiontment to USMMA?
     
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  2. Mom22gals

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    Tough Choice

    Well congrats! You are in a fine position....I am sure all will concur that your decision needs to be based on where you see yourself after graduation....

    If I am not mistaken if you accept USMMA appointment you will be able to choose which branch of service in which you serve after graduation....

    If you choose the USNA foundation then you will spend one year getting all of the t's crossed and i's dotted in order to reapply and hopefully receive an appointment to USNA.

    This is a decision that only you can make......you have gotten this far in the process trust in your decision making skills.
     
  3. HuskiesMama

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    Wow--that's close. If you'e not been notified as NO from USNA, then there is still a slim chance. Very risky, though. Obviously they referred you to the Foundation, expecting you to do a year of prep through them. If there are no slots left, you're waiting on USNA who has indicated they want you to do another year...

    1% chance at USNA.
    100% chance at USMMA.

    I do love USNA, but those odds are pretty LOUD to me.
     
  4. NativeTexan

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    If USNA is what you really want - you can always pay for the year of foundation on your own and then you are fairly assured of a spot in c the class of 2014.

    All depends on what you want and if you have the resources to pay for foundation.
     
  5. oldgrad

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    A very interesting dilemma. I find it odd that the Academic Board would not have known that all the Foundation slots had been filled. Also, the number of slots available is not cast in stone, so exceptions maybe could have been made. Your BGO will know your status. Call him.

    If you were recommended for Foundation, this means the board most likely found you not scholastically qualified. There are about 500 3Qed standby candidates ahead of you in line who will be offered appointments before you so I would say right now that your chances of USNA this year is 0% instead of 1%.

    If you decide to go the 'wait-a-year' route, I would have a long talk with Capt Wallace at the Foundation. As a non-funded candidate, will they assist you and 'guarantee' you the same basic offer as those who they fund? If not, a year at the local university, taking NROTC if available, and courses to mirror plebe year might be the best alternative. Without the guarantee, getting on with Plan B might be prudent.

    The vast majority of Foundation candidates have strong packages but are weak either academically or with standardized tests. A call to the CGO can help you here. In any event, conversations with the Foundation, CGO, and your BGO are definitely in order.
     
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  6. HuskiesMama

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    EXCELLENT advice. :thumb:
     
  7. toddman10

    toddman10 USMMA Midshipman

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    "If you were recommended for Foundation, this means the board most likely found you not scholastically qualified."

    I recieved the scholastically qualified letter. My Sat scores were 680 reading comp, and 660 math scores, well in the standards of the class of 2012 statistics. Any other ideas on why i would get a letter like this?
     
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  8. Just_A_Mom

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    Honestly it's all speculation. Possibly you are on a waiting list for the Foundation scholarhsip. You really need to call the BGO and/or CGO's office.
     
  9. azncreazion

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    Are the majority of candidates at NAPS the same in regards to weakness in academics and standardized tests with a strong package?
     
  10. oldgrad

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    Rules for Foundation, since it is private money, are slightly less stringent than those of NAPS, which is taxpayer money, much to the consternation of some of us grads.

    Foundation for a few might possibly be a 'parking' area for athletes. Also, a few who are in the bottom of the 3Q area might be offered Foundation which is impossible with NAPS.

    The primary reason for NAPS/Foundation remains low grades/strong SATs, good grades/low SATs, away from school for a while, non-challenging course work, or a combination of more than one. The common factor is that there is something in their package that makes the Academy want to offer them the benefit of the doubt.
     

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