National Merit: Any Reason to Notify USNA?

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  1. JimWardJr

    JimWardJr USNA 1985, Marine Officer

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    My son received notification that he had made it to the Commended stage for the National Merit Scholarship. The letter offered to send his PSAT/NMSQT scores to two colleges of his choice through the College Plans Reporting Service (CPRS).

    USNA is his first choice by far. However, we felt that he should use the CPRS to notify his top two civilian school choices. He could notify USNA of his National Merit status through other means.

    We would appreciate any advice on this. Is there any reason to have the CPRS send his PSAT/NMSQT and National Merit status to USNA?

    Thanks!
     
  2. jennyp

    jennyp Parent

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    Gosh yes! I'd sure let them know somehow, and the "official" notification seems most appropriate since that is how they get the original scores.

    Congratulations! :thumb:
     
  3. engineer

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    DS did, and he is now the proud recipient of an appointment for the class of 2015. If nothing else, it puts your son on their "radar" earlier than some of the candidates against whom he will eventually compete for an appointment.
     
  4. BAldridge

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    Just know if you get it, you cannot use it there. I'm still a little bitter about this myself.
     
  5. 2012mom?

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    You're bitter that you won't be given ~$2500 (typical NM scholarship value)?

    You will have 4 years of a top-notch education with zero tuition, you will have no housing, food, lab or book fees, you'll be paid a stipend every month, and you will have a guaranteed job paying ~$40,000 upon successful graduation. You're bitter? Really?
     

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