LOA + Senator Nom = Appointment?

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  1. CandidateElias15

    CandidateElias15 USNA '15 Appointee

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    I received an LOA contingent solely on a nomination, and a couple of minutes ago I was told that I received Senator Nelson's (FL) nomination.
    Does this mean I'm in?
    Just checking to make sure I'm not kidding myself here :biggrin:
     
  2. Whistle Pig

    Whistle Pig Banned

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    Pinch yourself all you want! YOU IN! Congratulations and stay tuned in ...keep studying, keep working out absent injury, keep healthy, and keep good!

    And always remember to thank those who've helped you along the way, getting you to this moment.

    One more ...remember this day! There are not many like it in life.
     
  3. KMC

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    Congratulations!!!!
     
  4. OhioStateDad

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    Congratulations:thumb:

    My DS just found out a few minutes ago that he received nominations for both USMA and USNA, no LOA but we are still in the hunt:wink:

    Again Congrats:thumb:
     
  5. FutureNavyPilot

    FutureNavyPilot Fearless

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    Congratulations to you, CandidateElias15! This must be such an exciting day for you. Since I didn't hear, I don't think I received Senator Nelson's nom, but a classmate of mine did for West Point! Awesome job! :)
     
  6. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    You're in assuming you're medically qualified. If you are, you're golden.:thumb:
     
  7. IronEagle7

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    Completely up to you CandidateElias15 but I was just wondering if you could give a brief overview of your Class Rank, SAT/ACT, Extra Curriculars, etc.
     
  8. CandidateElias15

    CandidateElias15 USNA '15 Appointee

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    I was medically qualified July 1st, application completed August 1st, including BGO interview and MOC applications. LOA Received Oct 4th. Verbal Offer of Appointment given from Sen. Nelson's Rep. Dec. 1st.

    Class Rank: 35/713 (+/- a couple of people on the denominator, and my rank would only go up after this semester)
    I.B. Program; Weighted GPA 5.15, Unweighted 3.74
    (I.B. is the highest offered at my school, and I completed the highest Math and Science courses available; AP Calc BC, IB BIO HL)
    Good teacher recs
    SAT/ACT 2030(640CR/760M/630WR), 30 Composite ACT (34 Math, I just know the others brought the composite down :redface:)
    (I know SAT II's arent counted, but since I took them for MIT NROTC, I sent them in the MOC app anyways because of collegeboard, and they asked about them: Math 780, Bio M 720, Physics 650)

    EC's:
    3 years varsity weightlifting, 3 Letters awarded
    1 year varsity football, 1 letter awarded
    1 year varsity wrestling, 1 letter awarded
    Student-Athlete Title given
    Wendy's Heisman School winner

    President of Science NHS
    Captain of Science Olympiad Team
    VP and Co-Founder of Debate Team
    Varsity CFL Debator, Co-Captain of Debate Team
    Captain of Chess Club
    Math/PolyScience specialist for QuizBowl
    Representative for I.B. Senior Class

    Volunteered at Life Care Center of Orlando (geriatrics; gives help for elderly residents, over 100 hours, over 3 years)
    Organized Pink and Blue sale for Cancer Research in my school
    Math and Science Tutor for my school in spare time.
    Oh yea, and I went to the three SA's Summer Seminars (was totally worth it, made USNA my #1)

    That's it. Got lucky with the nomination from Florida, I'm assuming :biggrin:
    But thank you all, I'm looking forward to I-Day!
     
  9. singaporemom

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    Congrats! My advice to you....get yourself into the best shape of your life. Then, get into even better shape. That will be a key to surviving Plebe summer.
     
  10. jennyp

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    Congrats!!:jump1: And follow singaporemom's advice. Run, Elias, Run!
     
  11. SHorvath

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    Congratulations, CandidateElias15!!!! I'm waiting for a nomination from my MOC right now, and I have an LOA. You definitely DIDN'T get lucky, your profile is amazing, and I'm sure you interview very well. congrats again!!!
     
  12. navymadre

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    Elias, this is a great accomplishment. Congratulations to you and your parents!
     
  13. osdad

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    Congratulations...

    Now you can rest easy...

    ...and your parents can worry all the more. My Plebe was in the same situation and every time she came up to bat during her softball season I was secretly hoping she would strike out...so she wouldn't have to run the bases and reinjure the leg she broke the previous season sliding into second base. She didn't of course, and is doing great.

    Time to buy a huge roll of bubble wrap.

    One piece of advice: take those AP tests. DD is very happy she validated out of Plebe Chemistry. :biggrin:
     
  14. CandidateElias15

    CandidateElias15 USNA '15 Appointee

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    Thanks everyone.
    Osdad: yes, I'm planning to validate Calc 1&2 and physics, lessen the stress of plebe year =)
    Does anyone know the "down time" between receiving the nomination, and when it's recorded on CIS and getting the actual blue folder?
     
  15. usna candidate

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    Congratulation CandidateElias15. I'm in the same situation as you, haha (but mine is from a rep). I am also wondering how long it takes. I received a seperate USMA nom but only took a few days til my senator called, but I would rather go to USNA. It's confusing though because it's a tough decision.
     
  16. Whistle Pig

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    A minor eternity ...:eek:


    Or so it'll seem!:help::rocket:

    USNA ...you ARE confused if you think the choice between USNA and the Boot Camp-on-Hudson is confusing! :confused:

    GO NAVY! Beat those boys like the rented mules they ride!:hammer::tomcat::stretcher::beer1:
     
  17. falconchic88

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    Don't know if its different than last year, but DS status on CIS never changed to show his appointment or that he accepted his appointment, and he rcvd it in October! (So don't hold your breath!)
     
  18. jennyp

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    Elias: I am not sure those validations will "lessen the stress".........it is my understanding that when you successfully validate courses, say Calc 1 and 2, you will be taking Calc 3 then Differential Equations plebe year. :eek: Talk to some current mids about the possibilities. Seems I have heard of some who elect not to validate thus having a more stress free plebe year!
     
  19. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Validating has benefits beyond plebe year. It frees up time on your schedule in later years which allows you to: (1) have more free time in your day, (2) take other classes that interest you, and/or (3) finish your USNA curriculum early and begin graduate studies (VGEP).

    My recommendation is that, if you felt good about the validation test and/or feel good about your knowledge of the subject, you might as well accept the validation. I'm not sure you will "enjoy" going over material you've already mastered, even if it may make life "easier."
     
  20. jennyp

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    I fully agree with 85........I was just responding to the sentiment that validating would make plebe year somehow less stressful.......not necessarily so! The benefits manifest themselves later!
     

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