Odd Question

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  1. FEARTHEGOAT2020

    FEARTHEGOAT2020 Member

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    My sister is currently an officer in the US Navy and is preparing to be relocated to Naples, Italy. I was wondering if it would be out of line to email USNA admissions to ask if I could have a decision made by Christmas so that I would be able to tell her in person the last time I see her before she ships out. This is something that means a lot to me becuase she will not be able to be there for my I-Day if I do get in so I want to be able to share something with her.
    I am very afraid that if I make this request it will be seen as out of line and will hurt my chances of getting in. Please let me know. Thanks.
     
  2. proudofmyboy

    proudofmyboy Member

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    Thinking not appropriate..Everyone wants to know soonest..
     
  3. NAVYHOPEFUL2019

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    I would agree , not appropriate. Your decision will be given when they are ready to make it. Otherwise everyone would be asking for early decision.
     
  4. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Moderator

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    It won't spur a decision from admissions. They might not even have your MOC slates yet. MOCs have until Jan 31st to submit them. So even if you have your stuff in, not everyone on your slate will. Everyone wants to know, most will know in Jan-March timeframe.
     
  5. FalconsRock

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    Agree with all the above, not appropriate. Be prepared for many such occasions in the military; missed birthdays, weddings, graduations. I know it is special to you, but so is everyone else's event. You will know when you get notification and can tell her then. If she is in Navy, she certainly will understand. Good luck to you.
     
  6. Capt MJ

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    Your sister would probably be the first to say, "don't do that!" It's nice that you are close to your sister and want to share, but your circumstances are probably no different from many others. She will be thrilled for you if you get in, and there will be many occasions during your USNA time to see if she could be there for something. How great it would be if she could do your commissioning oath down the road, if all works out. And bella Napoli is a fun place to go on leave breaks. Think of a creative way using modern electronics to share the good news with her if it happens. That will make her day OCONUS!
     
  7. kinnem

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    Skype? If you were to ask they might be able to speed up the decision by making it a No.
     
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  8. Aircrew

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    Undoubtedly inappropriate with results that could back fire . Lots of people have reason for wanting to find out early. Thousands of kids apply that have their own things going on in life as well. Patience must be had like everyone else. Just Skype or mail . It won't make it any less meaningful .
     
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  9. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I don't think it would backfire but I also don't think it would generate a faster decision.
     
  10. USMCGrunt

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    OP: your sister (current Naval Officer) understands she will miss things - its a fact of life in her career. You guys will learn to share in a different way. I agree with others - don't make a special request of admissions.
     
  11. informe

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    @FEARTHEGOAT2020
    My 2 cents. I do not think it is going to hurt your chances but neither is it going to get you the answer you are looking for. This is a process and the process has it's own time line. Good luck though and hope you do get in to make your sister proud of you. :thumb:
     

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