No NASS , Now What ?

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by GoNavy, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. GoNavy

    GoNavy Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    So I didn't get into the Naval Academy, I got the e-mail , now what do I do.Also since the NASS aplication was the preliminary , will we get notified for that as well?

    Thanks Everyone
    -GoNavy
     
  2. 2017MarineDad

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    Not sure what you mean by "I didn't get into the Naval Academy" and then asked about NASS?

    I assume your are a Jr. and you applied to NASS for this summer, received a denial and are wondering about what to do to become a candidate for the class of 2018.

    If this is correct, my DS was in the same boat last year (applied to NASS for summer of 2012, and got rejected). Even though he did not get into NASS, in June 2012 he become an official candidate and received a candidate number. So assuming your grades/SAT/ACT scores are good, then you should be ok and receive a candidate number in mid to late June.

    By the way being rejected tfor NASS has NO bearing on getting an appointment - My DS has accepted his offer of appointment for the class of 2017.
     
  3. 1964BGO

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    Suck it up, re-read www.usna.edu/Admissions, and get started on organizing to be an official candidate. The world did not collapse because you weren't selected for NASS! Frankly, most of your peers who are going to NASS won't be members of USNA 2018 - and that's just a numbers thing. Talk with your current math and English teachers about working on letters of recommendation for you, talk with your college placement counselor about his/her role in your being a candidate for a service academy. Talk with your RD or admissions counselor about getting lined up for a CVW this fall. You will have a lot of work ahead of you if you expect to become a competitive candidate - BUT if you have the commitment you can and will do it. Winners learn how to deal with adversity! Best wishes.
     
  4. time2

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    I agree, not sure exactly what you are asking. You apply to attend NASS early in the process. Getting an appointment is the endgame. Can you clarify your question?
     
  5. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    I assume the OP is saying that he/she didn't get into NASS but still wants to apply to USNA.

    NAPS is a recruiting tool and, thus, those from states/districts/schools with no/less/little exposure to USNA tend to get the nod over extremely well qualified candidates from MD, VA, PA, etc. Or from districts/schools where lots of people have attended USNA.

    If you still want to apply, follow the advice of BGO08 and start working on your application.

    If you applied to NASS, you have already completed your preliminary application. If you are sufficiently competitive, you'll get a candidate number around May 1 and can then log into the CIS system to get your application started.
     
  6. Hopefull Dad

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    Attended NASS

    My DS attended NASS last summer and got appointment to USAFA, and was turned down for USNA....go figure !?!? Go Falcons.
     

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