NASS Acceptance

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  1. Jarhead1775

    Jarhead1775 Member

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    Hey everyone, I was delighted to see that I got accepted into the Summer Seminar yesterday! My question for you all is what does this mean for my actual Naval Academy application? I heard NASS is more selective than the actual academy, does this mean that I'll most likely get into the full academy? Thanks everyone!
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  2. suddensam

    suddensam USNA BGO

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    This topic has been covered exhaustively, so you might want to try a basic search of the forum. Search for "summer seminar" and "recruiting too" and I think that you will find your answer.

    It does not guarantee an appointment. Far from it. From what I've read, it benefits you, the candidate, by providing a closer look at life at the academy. Your squad leader will evaluate you, and that can be some small help in admissions if you are truly exceptional. Lastly, attending Summer Seminar adds points to your Whole Person Score. Not a lot, but every bit helps.
     
  3. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    NASS does not use the same admissions standards that will actually be used when your record is reviewed by the Admissions Board. So being accepted to NASS is not necessarily an indication on how you will do during the actual admissions process.

    The "ballpark" number of midshipmen who attend NASS and receive/accept an appointment is about one-third. Thus, of the ~2,000 that attended NASS, only about 300-400 will end up receiving an appointment.

    Those who attend NASS don't get additional WPM points unless they receive a VERY FAVORABLE recommendation by the midshipmen running NASS.
     
  4. toms663

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    well.... it looks like based on the people approved for NASS we didnt make it, we admit it was a long shot, our daughter act was only 27 and her class rank is 120/520 with a 3.85 GPA, but she wanted to try. Now since we been rejected, how do we go forward, I read that when you go to NASS you get a number to enter into the system to start the process, do we go without now?

    Thanks
     
  5. suddensam

    suddensam USNA BGO

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    If you are accepted into NASS, you are automatically considered an "official candidate" and you receive a letter that has your Candidate ID number on it. For that matter, your NASS acceptance letter has the Candidate ID number on it, but it isn't labeled as such.

    In any event, your daughter's preliminary application will still be evaluated, and she still may be deemed an official candidate. You simply have to sit tight and wait for that outcome.

    Once you are an official candidate, you are given login credentials for the Candidate Information System and should immediately begin the process of completing all of the required elements on the application.
     
  6. futuremarinemom

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    Toms663, not being accepted to NASS doesn't necessarily mean you have no chance for the Academy. I personally know one midshipman at the Academy who was rejected to NASS, and I am sure there are many others. Some time in the summer, I believe, the Academy sends official candidate numbers to those who did not get into NASS and who might have a shot at admission to USNA. Meanwhile I would encourage her to keep plugging away, retake the ACT or SAT, and continue to improve her credentials.
     
  7. toms663

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    understood, we knew it was a long shot, and were certain by re testing she will be above 30 on the act, her class rank wont change much. She has been a go getter all her life and plays Varsity football and is a starter,..., my concern is if there a candidate number created even since she been rejected if that would allow us to start entering her official application. We know two current cadets who didnt go to NASS and got appointed. So, its hurdle, but not a stopping block.
     
  8. suddensam

    suddensam USNA BGO

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    Just to give you a little perspective, my son received his official candidate letter on May 16, 2012. He had already been accepted into Summer Seminar, but that doesn't really matter. I am sure that the dates vary from year to year, but I would assume that you would see a letter regarding our daughter's status as an official candidate, affirmative or negative, around that same time of year.

    Also, for what it is worth, his acceptance into Summer Seminar was dated March 5th.
     
  9. Jarhead1775

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    Honestly, I got in with my 3.34 GPA, 80/330 in my class, a 161 on my PSAT and I play varsity football and am involved in extra curricular clubs and activities. I'm actually very surprised I got in. But nonetheless, I'm grateful for the opportunity.
     
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    ds was accepted with only a 26 on ACT :eek:, but he is in a very highly ranked math/science boarding school, so surely that helped. and not many from our district apply for Navy we think...

    best wishes to all of you:thumb:
     
  11. GoBlue1984

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    Toms663, I wouldn't let it worry you. My son didn't get an invite to NASS until mid-March last year after he had given up hope of seeing one. Then he got an invite to NASS and SLS within two weeks of each other. Eventually could not attend NASS due to Boys State (but did attend SLS and AIM). With the pressure on budgets and a new round of sequestration threats, NASS may be really cut back anyways. WP has already announced they won't decide on SLS until March. I highly recommend she apply to CGA AIM as they treated the kids like C/4 for four days before easing up on them. In fact a couple of kids quit mid-week. A real academy experience I think!
     
  12. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    Every year this always comes up...maybe we need to add this to the sticky (though, I think it is already there).

    If you get accepted for NASS....don't get on cloud nine. Just because you are accepted doesn't mean you will get an appointment. As I previously posted, of the ~2000 NASSers, only about 300-400 normally will end up with an appointment.

    If you didn't get accepted for NASS...it doesn't mean you will not be competitive in the admissions process. Selection is less weighted on scholastic ability and more on other factors (i.e. one's background, geographic location, etc.). There are more candidates who didn't get selected for NASS that are selected for an appointment. Thus, continue to work hard in your classes and at taking your SAT/ACT exams. If the information provided in your NASS application or preliminary candidate questionnaire is competitive enough, you will be designated an official candidate (others have posted previously about this) in late spring/early summer. If you are not accepted to NASS, it is highly encouraged to continue through the admissions process -- don't think twice that your non-acceptance from NASS is a direct indicator on how you will do.
     
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    toms663 I went to Summer Seminar with horrid sat scores...your ds is not out of the running
     
  14. toms663

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    Actually I think my daughter would like that, she really wants to know how it feels. She is a third degree black belt and is very used to the whole drill instructor experience. She isnt crazy, I think she wants to make sure she can really handle it before she signs on. Thanks for the information.
     
  15. bowhunter

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    Last year my DS received rejection letters for summer session to USNA, USMA, and USAF. USAF even told him in the letter that he was not academically competitive (This was before he took his ACT the 2nd time. He had his Soph. year scores sent to the academies and his score was average at that time) He did have an opportunity to attend AIM at USCGA and loved it. My point is that he now has full appointments to both the USNA and USCGA and was just informed that a USMA appointment could be on the way. From our experience, not getting into a summer session does not take you out of the race.
     

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