Looking for Class of 2017 from Michigan

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  1. PCoMIOfficer

    PCoMIOfficer New Member

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    We are looking for USNA Class of 2017 candidates from Michigan. We represent the USNA Parents Club of Michigan. If you accept your appointment we would like your parents to contact us to learn about the wonderful support group we have for Midshipman and their parents. Steve and Lynne - Port Huron, MI
     
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    Thank you. We are all just waiting for BFE for our son...........:rolleyes:
     
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  5. MI03Dad

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    MI candidates 2017 -2018

    I guess I am not eligble to send private messages...

    Greetings, we're from MI-03. We knew the big, rigid envelope propbably wasn't a fancy rejection letter... We hadn't heard anything about NAPS before. She is disappointed at not being able to get right to it, but it seems to me this is basically acceptance to a 5-yr NA program.

    I think this also gives her a chance to have more communication with NA coaches that she didn't want to bother until she knew she was appointed (cross country & lacrosse).

    I am not sure exactly what led to NAPS vs appointment (maybe mid-level SATs? I think upper 500s / Lower 600s). She does AP classes mostly A's, some B's. Or could it be a lack of formal leadership positions? Not sure if NAPS is just academic prep or prep for the other elements of success at NA. Maybe it's because she took the foreign language / life-sciences approach rather than expressing an interest in engineering? She's a multi-sport varsity athlete, and hung on the bar for max time but no pull-ups, would that be enough to delay appointment?

    Is it worth checking into - re-taking SATs, etc? Any chance for appointment this year once NAPS decison made? I am thrilled with her 5-yr apportunity, but I am not sure she is yet. And I swore that I would not really get involved with her academy decision because it is so life changing and such a commitment. But I don't want her to dismiss it because it's NAPS and not NA at this point. Do you know of any Michiganders that she could talk to?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  6. GoBlue1984

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    MI03Dad,

    NAPS is essentially a year of academic prep. The upper 500/lower 600 SAT scores are the likely reason for NAPS instead of a direct appointment. As a gauge, most of the USNA direct appointees out of high school are going to have SAT scores near or above 700. Look through some of the older threads and you may become amazed at the academics of most of the candidates.

    You and she should be proud to be offered that opportunity! It means that although they did not consider her academically qualified, the academy was impressed enough with her her EC's, Leadership, and athletics that they want her as an appointee. Since a lot of weight is given to standardized test scores, NAPS is that opportunity for her to become better prepared to retake those tests and to insure she is ready for intense academics that will go along with the USNA curriculum.

    As for her chances again this year, NAPS is her opportunity. She is only one of a 200 or so who will be given it. If you look through other threads there are many academically qualified candidates that would love to have the opportunity to go to NAPS, as future appointment out of NAPS to USNA is a very high percentage.

    Good Luck to you and your DD.
     
  7. PCoMIOfficer

    PCoMIOfficer New Member

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    NAPS Appointment

    MI03Dad,

    The advantage of NAPS versus a rejection is that she is in! No re-applying and going though the entire process again. When she gets to I-Day next year she will have much of the Military indoctrination mastered and will be helping the "fresh out of High School" kids. We will look forward to you joining our Michigan Parents group with the Class of 2018. Congratulations and good luck.

    Steve and Lynne
    Port Huron, MI
     

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