Northern Virginia Appointees

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  1. navalacademy12

    navalacademy12 Member

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    I'm a freshman at McLean and if you could give me an overview of your transcript to see what I should aim for please do
     
  2. Pachrian

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    It's simple, aim for your absolute best. Take tough classes, study hard if you have to, and don't forget to have fun in and outside the academics. Be well-rounded.
     
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    navalacademy12,

    ive been appointed to both USNA and West Point. I go to a public high school in NoVA...PM me for details. good luck
     
  4. HANNAH1212

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    I had a USNA representative come to my school and review my transcript with me--he mentioned that USNA looks for well rounded students because it shows that they can handle any subject even if it's not their strength. Make sure to take chemistry and physics, 4 years of math and English and also participate in as much leadership and community service activities as possible (student council, JROTC etc.). Foreign language helps too and dedicated sports participation.

    I took four years of math, lab science and English, 3 years of spanish, a few art classes, cheerleading and track all four years and over 100 hours of community service. I was also student council vice president and I got at 29 on the ACT. I got an offer to NAPS just recently. Do what you can I hope of works out!
     
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    I really enjoyed this. where can I find more info about this. email me..
     
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    I went to an info session my junior year, the lieutenant really stressed the point: "We do not. want. NERDS."

    "Well-rounded" is a good term. Do it all, challenge yourself, don't slack. You'll do great!
     
  7. USMC

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    do you know why you wern't qualified enough to enter straight into the academy?

    a 29 on the act's is darn good...
     
  8. parkhurst89

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    USNA outlines general course guidance on its website.
     
  9. sogrub91

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    does anyone know if northern virginia is a competitive region?
     
  10. navalacademy12

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    what decides if a region is competitive?
     
  11. bmorris244

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    Pretty sure it's because so many people apply to USNA from the DC metro area. There was an article in the Wash Post about the record number of applicants (they interviewed me :shake:).

    I don't know if this stands for other states, but all my nomination applications made it clear that competition in our area is particularly strong, and that applying to more than one service academy helps your application (silly me, I only applied to USNA haha).
     
  12. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    An area is typically competitive if a large number of students from the area applies to USNA (for purposes of this forum). The good news is that these competitive areas (districts and states) typically send a lot of students to USNA. Thus, it's not necessarily a negative to live in a competitive area.

    As a general rule, the metropolitan DC area is competitive both b/c it's close to Annapolis and b/c there are a lot of smart kids who live there. Other states in addition to MD and VA that are typically considered competitive include PA, FL, TX, NY and CA. That said, not every district within those states is competitive. District that tend to be competive are those near military bases, those with great school systems, and those with a high population density. Also, there can be some very competitive districts in otherwise less competitive states.

    Less competitive states are the ones you'd expect: ND, SD, WY, MT, UT. They are considered "less competitive" NOT because students there aren't as smart, etc. It's simply because, due to population density, there are fewer students period and thus fewer competitive students than in a more populous state. For example, the population of WY is about 500,000 whereas CA is 33 million. Many, many students from less populous, "less competitive" states excel at USNA.

    The bottom line is that 99% of applicants can't realistically do anything to change their state of legal residence in terms of applying to USNA. And, as stated, folks in less populous states still have to meet USNA's requirements and a lot more folks from CA will be appointed to USNA than from WY.

    So, do not stress over it. Make your package as competitive as possible wherever you live.
     

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