No Nomination, but hopeful?

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  1. NOVA94

    NOVA94 New Member

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    Hey everyone, I live in an extremely competitive district in VA and I was unable to attain a nomination from either of my senators or congressman. I have applied for the VP nomination but I realize that he can have only 5 slots filled at each academy at any given time. However, I received a CVW recently and will be attending because I thought this was a positive sign that USNA was still interested. I'm triple qualified and I know this topic has been covered thoroughly but I just wanted hear if anyone else is in the same boat. Thanks
     
  2. feartheterp

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    I'm in the same situation. I too live near the academy, therefore my district is also very competitive. I am by no means expecting any good news, but I'm still quietly hopeful. The best advice I can give is to actively pursue your back up plan and hope for the best. Should you receive the TWE this year, I encourage you to enjoy your civilian college experience and reapply if you still desire to attend. Best of luck to you.
     
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Agree with the above. Being honest, most candidates without noms will receive turndowns. A few will receive appointments off of a VP nom or Supe's nom.

    Proceed with Plan B and, if good news comes from USNA, so much the better.
     
  4. SR-71

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    No Nom

    Yep - in the same boat.

    - USNA - LOA and CVW in April.
    - USMA - Nominated.
    - SLS - Attendee.
    - NASS - Attendee.
    - ROTC Scholarship applicant.
     
  5. runnergrl13

    runnergrl13 New Member

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    I'm also in that super fun boat!...got three nominations to USAFA, but wasn't able to get one to USNA, which was my top school. :confused:
    While I realize the odds are against me, it's not over til the fat lady sings, i guess, and there's always next year! best of luck guys!
     
  6. EAGLE-PRIDE

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    Next Year

    There is always next YEAR! It is a true statement. My son stayed with it, re-applied, jumped thru all the hoops and was re-nominated. We just received word the other day from his Congressman that he recieved an appointment to the Naval Academy! He had taken the advise of the Blue and Gold Officer after he did not receive an appointment last year and took courses applicable in his first year of college to what he would have taken at the Academy. He achieved great grades in those classes his first quarter. He joined and is active in ROTC in College. He made it on the track team. All the traits I think the review board will look for in someone re-applying... persistance!! I think also shows how much you want it and what you are willing to do for it. So good LUCK and try again if it does not work for you this year!
     
  7. usmc8

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    I have an almost identical story to the one above. I was a recruited athlete last year to Navy (Soccer), but in the end I chose not to follow through and therefore did not receive an appointment. I instead attended a 4-year private college, excelled in plebe-like courses (Chemistry, Calculus, English, History and Military Science), received a 4-year full Army ROTC Active Duty Scholarship and reapplied to Navy as well as the other 4 academies. So far I have received appointments to 4 of the 5 academies and I am waiting to here from one other. My choice has already been made, but the real moral of this story is hard work and "persistence", (well said EAGLE-PRIDE), pays off.

    Even if I had been denied from the Academies I would still be in a great position to continue my education and pursuit of becoming a great Military officer. So, to sum it all up, don't be discouraged by not receiving a nomination. Thousands of great applicants like yourself are in the same boat. But it is those with a true desire and passion that continue to strive to be the best and to not lose hope on their dreams. Best of luck to you all.

    USMC8
    USNA 2017 Appointee
     
  8. 1964BGO

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    PLANNING a realistic, coherent plan of attack. PERFORMING to the best of your ability. PERSISTENCE - keeping your focus and commitment to succeed. All critical elements in being successful. Another thing to keep in mind is that honestly pursuing an appointment to any of the SA's will make you more attractive to almost every other college or university in the US. It will not hurt your eduction chances!
     
  9. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    There are a few folks in my company that went to NAPS because USNA wanted them but they had no nomination.

    Go for Plan B, but the hope is not dead yet. And there's always next year.
     
  10. VBButler

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    I've got a presidential nomination but I've heard that presidential nominations are very rare, as in not many people get in off of them. Is this true?
     
  11. 1964BGO

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    Last year there were a bit more than 800 candidates who received a Presidential nom; the program allows for up to 100 appointments to Presidential nominees. Pretty good odds I would think.
     

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