NAPS appointees?

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  1. R3dhotchilipepp3r95

    R3dhotchilipepp3r95 Member

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    Has anyone else been appointed to NAPS!?

    -thanks :D
     
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    I received my NAPS offer on February 19th, dated February 6th. Still waiting to hear back from USAFA, though. :smile:
     
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    I got my NAPS letter three days ago. Dated 07MAR2014. I hope USAFA can get with us soon... Though, I am seriously considering the Navy. What field/major are you considering?
     
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    I'm going through the same thing. I met by complete chance a current USNA plebe who lived a mere 100 miles from me the other day, and hearing her talk about it made me want to go there. Choosing between the two would be a nice problem to have.

    Right now, I am torn between three potential majors: aero eng, physics, and nuclear engineering (if I go USNA). As far as service selection, I want Marines. I don't care if it's ground or air (though air would be nice), I want to serve in the Marine Corps if I end up at USNA. If I end up at USAFA, I'm looking at pilot or intel.

    Of course, this is all based on my own research and speaking with current/past cadets/mids, and is all subject to change during my time at either academy.

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  5. kdog15g

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    Ha cool I too would like to serve the United States Marine Corps from USNA I want to Major in Political Science and Economics and in the Marine Corps I want to be a Recon Marine and serve in Marine Force Reconnaissance.


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  6. usnadad10

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    For those that got a NAPS appointment can you tell us A: if you have a nomination and B you SAT and GPA stats please


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  7. R3dhotchilipepp3r95

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    Hey, it's whatever happens. Good thing is is we are guaranteed one route to an Academy.
    Lol, yes!! It would be a terrific problem to have! I'm really going to have to do my research on what I want to do specifically. I want to do something with aviation and both academies offer excellent programs.

    Marines is absolutely the best!! My dad is a former Marine. Yes, those are good majors for both your military and post-military careers. I'm not sure what I want my major to be. As of now, I'm thinking economics or some type of engineering based major. I'm going to talk to my BGO and a family friend who taught at NAPS and get their input and advice. As you stated, everything is subject to change.
     
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    I received a Congressional nomination to both USNA and USAFA.

    SAT: math- 550; verbal- 590
    ACT: math- 26; English/verbal- 30

    My low math scores are due to a lack of preparation. Standardized tests are all about practice, practice, practice. Hours of it.

    As far as GPA is concerned, I have a weighted GPA of 4.0. I'm not sure what it is unweighted and I am currently in the top 10% of my class and have taken upper level math and science courses such as AP calculus and advanced physics and chem. I currently have 18 hours of college credits & I also have worked through the school year the past three years more than 16 hours a week. (USNA looks at the whole person as well).

    I urge your son or who ever to buy a practice ACT or SAT book and study. The SAT test is going to be revamped in the next couple of years (supposedly it is going to be harder), but I also hear they are going to offer free services for the test takers.
    If your son/daughter is serious, they will take the time to do this. This is where I failed (which probably cost me a direct appointment to USNA).

    Hope that helped.
     
  9. usnadad10

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    Thanks! My DS is still in the game but lacks a nomination. Odd that they dodnt aent the TWE yet so he's hoping for NAPS. His SAT scores are a little stronger. 610/650 cr/m


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    Ahh, I see. Those are good scores, tell him congrats!! Hope he gets in. I'm not sure if getting a nomination adds points or an advantage to getting into NAPS or what.. But he should be finding out within the next month. Possibly less. :biggrin:
     
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    No nom to USNA. ACT 32, Math 28, Reading 33. SAT 1990, Math 670, Reading 640.


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    Thanks!


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    May I ask what state your nomination came from?
    DS is still waiting…I am anxious for him.
     
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    Texas. District 27.
     
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    Math 680 on that SAT. I had my writing and math scores backwards. >.<
     
  16. rosey2014

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    I got my NAPS appointment on 3/20.
    I had a nomination to USNA and USAFA.
    SAT Math-640 Reading-620 ACT Math-28 English-30.
    I also had a pretty good leadership background. I think I got NAPS because of my less than stellar transcripts from freshman/sophomore year. Don't know if I'll take the offer yet, waiting to hear back from USAFA, but good luck!
     
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    I know this thread is from over a year ago but I didn't want to start another new thread. How does NAPS work? Can you apply or is it only chosen people from the candidate pool?
     
  18. NavyHoops

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    You can't apply directly to NAPS. You apply to USNA and they select you from that pool of candidates. Candidates appointed to NAPS are usually deficient in some area such as academics. Maybe it's low test scores or they attended a very small high school that didn't offer higher level math courses. Prior enlisted are often attend because they have been out of the classroom for a few years and this helps get that back into that mindset.
     
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    Thanks! Um still a couple years out but I'm just trying to comply as much information as possible for when the time comes.
     
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    Make sure to read the stickies at the top of the USNA forum page. Lots of general info and will give tons of info.
     

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