Need some urgent advice about Naval Academy CVW

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  1. Moon338

    Moon338 New Member

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    Need some advice:

    My son has been invited and has accepted the invitation to attend the Candidate Visitation Weekend stay in early April.
    He has two nominations, is all qualified, attended summer seminar and got his application in this September. HERE IS THE PROBLEM: he is waiting to hear from the Navy and does not know yet if he will receive an appointment. He was diagnosed with Mono a week ago. He is determined not to let himself be sick and is trying to keep it all together. He looks like he is ready to keel over but he will not quit. Missing the CVW is not even a possibility in his mind. As a parent I am torn , I feel like the Navy is waiting for this weekend to make their final decision and don't know how to advise him.
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. nofodad

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    mono

    My DS had his CVW in January (3 q'ed with nom and still waiting) and although the experience sold HIM on USNA, I don't think missing it due to an illness will count against your son. Although plebes assigned to applicants do some sort of an eval. I don't think it's a deal breaker if you son misses it. If anything, if he shows up ill and with a contagion like mono, it might count against him USNA1985 what say you?
     
  3. crair70

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    I would not send him. Isn't mono highly contagious? Even if not he will be rooming with 2 mids and living in close quarters and just not worth exposing anyone at the USNA to the possibility of getting sick. I would have him call his admissions counselor and have him explain the situation and how he is hoping this will not reflect his lack of desire to attend the USNA but rather his sense of responsibility. My son attended CVW in Oct and is still waiting. From his experience it is not about them evaluating him as much as an opportunity for the candidate to experience life at the academy. The write up the mid does is added to the file but from what we were told, unless extremely negative it would not be used in admissions evaluation. Better to have him get better so if appointed he is well for plebe summer. Mono can linger for months from my experience. Wishing your son the best!
     
  4. craeder

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    Agree with all of the above re not wanting to expose anyone, not to mention your DS would probably find it very difficult to participate as fully as he would want, even if he wasn't deemed contagious. However, I believe there is another CVW that starts April 26? After consulting with your doctor re how your DS might feel at that point, maybe have DS ask USNA to switch him to that CVW?

    Good luck.
     
  5. Candidad

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    I believe mono is very contagious and is contagious for at least six weeks after the onset of symptoms. So please don't go. He might be clear for the last CVW in late April. (My son will be at that one.) Whether he receives an appointment or not will not depend upon whether he attends CVW. Although if he goes and manages to infect the Brigade, that might not be viewed so favorably.....
     
  6. Moon338

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    Thanks for all the input. The doc. is a bit ambiguous as to when they stop being contagious but it is not worth the risk to all others. That part is clear to him.

    Good luck to all !
     
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