NASS application error?

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  1. HiMyNameisNick

    HiMyNameisNick Member

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    when i filled out my application for NASS under the "ethnicity" part I got confused. because just before that there was a section for "race"

    and I dont really have any ethnicity really, I mean my grandpa is german and my other grandpa is Italian. Does this mean I should have put one of those down?

    instead I just left that section blank

    But when I filled out the SLS for West point under the ethnicity part I left it blank again, and it told me that I must put down an answer. I then found an answer that said not affiliated with any ethnicity or something like that.


    So what I am concerned about is my NASS application going to be invalid? because I left that section blank? and on the NASS I did not see the option for none or anything.

    should I have filled out the information as either germen or Italian?

    and if so should I call them and tell them?
     
  2. GoNavyMom

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    Hi,

    I would say call them. You won't be able to change the online application but they will put a note in your file.

    GoNavyMom
     
  3. NavIss58

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    Call, it'll be the first of many if your serious about attending. And remember, each phone call or other contact is part of the overall interview process.

    You'll be okay.

    BTW Nick, my DS has Central American blood on one side and some mix of European (Hungarian/Irish) on the other. He clicked the Hispanic box. Me, I click the Caucasion box when given the opportunity but never really thought that was much of an ethneticity. But that's were I fit.

    It's not really important where you're roots are as much as who you are now. They'll be looking at you, the whole person. They sometimes need to count how many checks they have in certain boxes later so just make a good guess. I think calling will give you a chance to speak with someone on the other end and at least hear what that sounds like, for what it's worth. You'll get to know them, they'll get to know you.

    Good luck. My DS had the time of his life at NASS. Now looking forward to NAPS Class of 2011 before the big move to USNA! GO NAVY!
     
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  4. armynavy

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    You did nothing wrong unless you are part a favored ethnic group

    They were only looking for about a dozen or so special ethnic groups in that spot. If I recall correctly the list included several Indian populations. If you put NONE because you are of European descent, you filled it out correctly.
     
  5. HiMyNameisNick

    HiMyNameisNick Member

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    Yes since I printed out the application before I hit submit I had a chance to look over what I put down. I did put NONE down as my answer.

    thanks for the help everyone
     
  6. 2012Cadet

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    Okay...question: just for future reference, what category should I put down on applications for "ethnicity" and "race" if I am mixed white and Filipino.
     
  7. KveTina

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    Just today I realized that I made TWO mistakes in my NASS application. I'll have to call Monday to get it straightened out. I was one number off my social security number and I put in 65 inches instead of 64 for my height. I feel pretty dumb now, I thought I really checked everything over before submitting :/

    I caught the mistake looking over screenshots I took of the applications, just to keep for future reference (thank goodness I did). Should I call the number posted on the admissions page? And what's the process for fixing the mistake on my apps?

    I'm going to sound pretty paranoid - but would this be held against me in any way, regarding acceptances?
     
  8. NavIss58

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    KveTina, chilaxe, take a deep breath and call this morning (Monday). Ask to speak to a person that can assist in modifying your NASS application. The people at the other end of the phone are people just like you.

    Let them know that after a second review of your application you noticed that your reported height and SSN had a number misplaced, tell them what the correct information is and thank them for their time and assistance.

    It's not like you knowingly falsified your documents, jeez, we all make mistakes. The honest person takes action to correct them. Don't let the mistake define you, let the honesty to correct them define you.

    Good luck.
     
  9. pilotmom15

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    is there a way to recheck the application once it's been sent?
     
  10. PositiveThinking

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    pilotmom - I think that once it's sent, it's gone, but hopefully someone else knows a way to recheck after submission! You can always call and ask. :smile:

    This might be a good time to give those who are just beginning a tip:
    While our son went through this process starting a year ago, I suggested he make a copy of everything before clicking submit. So many of the applications are done online (summer seminars, service academy apps, NROTC apps, regular college apps, and on and on!), and often we'd go back and check the copies when we couldn't remember exactly what was asked or what he'd submitted. I even went so far as to copy his status pages (DoDMERB, USNA, NROTC) each time there was a change. Obsessive? Probably, :rolleyes:. But this whole application process is so complicated and multifaceted that it really helped our son keep a handle on what was going on. Good luck!
     
  11. pilotmom15

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    It the only thing I didn't print out and now I am kicking myself. Not that I think we made any errors but piece of mind. I have a file on my kitchen counter for my son and every thing for any SA, college, and ROTC goes in there.
    I was glad that they had a comment area on the application in certain places. One question my son had to say "NO" to was "Do you have a pilots license?" however, he should recieve it in May. He should have been able to do his first solo, but the weather has not cooperated.
     
  12. PositiveThinking

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    Having a file to keep everything organized is a great idea, pilotmom! Our son has an accordion style file folder sitting on his desk that has files labeled for everything related to his application process, including SAT, ACT, AP tests, HS transcripts, nominations, DoDMERB, CFA, etc., etc... Any paperwork just gets stuck in there so it's all together and ready when he has to fill out yet another form! :rolleyes: Being organized makes the whole process much easier.

    P.S. How neat that he's about to get his pilot's license! Are you a pilot, too?
     
  13. pilotmom15

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    I am finding organization is the key. No, nobody in out family is a pilot. Hubby however is an Airmarshal. Our son has wanted to be part of the military since the age of 8.
     
  14. jennyp

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    If you apply for USNA or any SA, you'll need several of those files. The MOC applications for nominations are more cumbersome to gather than the info for the SA. We had a table dedicated to USNA. Four stacks: MOC, Senators, USNA. I can only imagine how it is when your kiddo is applying to more than one SA! And of course, there are the apps for back up plan schools, ROTC, etc.
     

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