NASS arrival and departure times advice?

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  1. stella

    stella Member

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    Our oldest just forwarded an email she received from NASS confirming that she is all set for her summer session.
    They give a fairly large window for arrival times, but list no information on departure times.

    So, a few questions as she looks to book a flight...
    1. Does it matter, from a standpoint of activities, if you get there early or late within the time frame? The ACT is given on her scheduled arrival day...if she takes it, she would not be able to arrive until the last minute within the time given. She is thinking that will be okay...rushed and a bit stressful, but okay.

    2. Any idea of what time they generally wrap up on the last day? I remember on the USAFA site someone mentioned that the last day there was NOTHING to do and he wished he had taken an earlier flight. Is it the same here or is the final day more active?

    3. Do parents often attend opening day activities or closing day ones?

    Thanks--
    S
     
  2. hmza

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    We attended closing day activities and it wrapped up around 12:30.
     
  3. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/nass_tuition.htm

     
  4. dahl1995

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    I attended NASS last year; your daughter will absolutely love it! It doesn't really matter what time you arrive. If you get there early, you set up your room and then go out to play basketball or frisbee. However it takes some time to get to your room because of the process you must do first and then walking up a never ending flight of stairs. I got there sort of late and just stayed in my room waiting for my roommates to show up.

    I'm not sure what time we finished on the final day, but it consisted of awards and taking a ton of pictures. I could hardly talk that day, I did so much screaming at Sea Trials! Parents attend the closing activities; I don't even remember having opening day activities for the parents.
     
  5. Maplerock

    Maplerock Proud to be an American

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    Parents are welcome at the wrap up, but I do not believe they are expected. Summer seminar participants will be from far and wide, most of them coming alone. In fact, the best experiences for attendees are probably had by the ones that boldy venture to Annapolis on their own, making their own way to the event-filled week. It's a great experience either way, but the growing and learning experience is probably better sans parental units.:shake:
     
  6. Vista123

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    one moms opinion

    we didnt go to Nass to drop him off or pick him up-in fact we have never been to annapolis.

    He flew on his own to SLS and then NASS-lots of texts from me wondering if he made it-the funny thing was I was worried he wouldnt find the people he was supposed to meet when he got off the plane. LOL the uniforms gave them away. We (mom and dad) have never been to Annapolis and are looking forward to seeing it for Iday. I agree with Maplerock-I thought it was better without us. i felt it was important for him to go without out us to make sure this was 100% his own gig-and though I know that boy loves his mama-I think he enjoyed NASS more without us.

    Getting there later to take the ACT is for sure the way to go!!! ACTs should be top priority at this point!
     
  7. Maplerock

    Maplerock Proud to be an American

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    Vista... You are going to love your trips to the Yard and Annapolis after I Day! It's a special place and if your experience is like ours it will always have a special place in your heart. It is an adventure for parent as well as for Midshipman!

    And for those of you that do drop your kid off for NASS, there are many things to do in this area. 28 miles from Washington DC and about 25 miles from Baltimore, you can be as busy as you want! A triangle of great things to do.
     
  8. stella

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    Going it Alone

    Thanks for the feedback.
    Sounds like no need for parents to attend. Ours is fine flying in alone. With the return, thinking of picking her up to visit some area colleges...then send her off to USAFA ss. Plus, I think my husband especially would like to see Annapolis. But, may just let her fly home...then back out again. Busy summer, but very grateful for it!
    S

    p.s. She was able to squezze into the ACT today as a standby, thank goodness. If that went well, we can push of the second attempt until fall and not bother with it on NASS (already have SAT under the belt so taking ACT to decide which to study this summer and take again in the fall).
     

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