Official Naval Academy LOA Thread Class of 2016

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  1. rhaley9

    rhaley9 Member

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    I just got off the phone with my RD and he told me that I have been given an LOA!!!:shake::shake: They were mailed out on friday and it should be at my home tomorrow! The board evidently met a couple of times last week and reviewed the first batch of candidates! I am starting a thread for everyone who gets an LOA to post their stats including Region, GPA, Class Rank, Test Scores, Sports, and anything else that helped your application.

    HERE WE GO........

    District 9, Michigan

    GPA: 3.89U, 4.12W
    Class Rank: 22/310
    ACT MATH: 33
    ACT ENGLISH: 32
    Advanced math and Science
    AP Chinese, (8 years of classes)
    Varsity Golf, Captain 2 years
    JV Hockey, assistant captain
    Captain of travel hockey 6 years

    Have a good one!! And good luck to all who are still waiting anxiously for their status!!:thumb:
     
  2. nyydj

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    Was notified today: California's 50th District

    Stats:
    GPA: 4.34
    Rank: 9/600
    SAT: 780 CR 780 M
    Lots of APs and 5s on the tests
    Varsity Track
    Eagle Scout/ Senior Patrol Leader

    I'm so excited, Go 2016!.
     
  3. Dolphins2012

    Dolphins2012 Parent

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    LOA!

    :yay: Well, my DS' DoDMERB page just posted the "Subagency: NALOA". All of his nomination applications are in, so just the interview this autumn remains (and maintaining his qualified status, of course). A sincere and special thanks to all the moderators and members on this website: it has truly been a tremendous, invaluable help. 5th Dist. - IL
     
  4. crair70

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    Congrats to you all!!
    Curious if you can each share how much of your application is completed at this time and also if you are a recruited athlete or URM?
    Enjoy the moment and work hard towards getting the golden ticket- an appointment!!
     
  5. Dolphins2012

    Dolphins2012 Parent

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    My DS is neither a recruited athlete or an "URM". His online app was 100% done, including submission of his BGO interview, by July 22. He (presumably) passed his CFA at NASS, and he was just qualified by DoDMERB last week.
     
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    one more?

    Doiphins2012
    would you mind sharing act scores?
     
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    Math: 33
    Eng: 34
     
  8. navy2016

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    Congrats to everyone with an LOA:thumb:

    Do they review your application if BGO interview and dodmerb are the last things to be done?

    Am I really at a disadvantage for not being able to get a BGO interview until mid September?
     
  9. rhaley9

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    Hi everyone,

    My RD said that all things need to be submitted except nomination and medical in order to be put in front of the admissions board. I am not a recruited athlete or minority. My act scores were:

    33 Math
    32 English
     
  10. JettAirliner

    JettAirliner USNA Appointee 2016

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    I doubt it. My interview won't be submitted until then, and I'm retaking my CFA at the same time. Plenty of admissions boards!
     
  11. snowbound

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    Has anyone actually received a LOA in the mail?
     
  12. Dolphins2012

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    My DS received his in the mail here in Chicago yesterday (September 1), dated August 29, 2011.
     
  13. craeder

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    Dolphins2012

    Dolphins2012 - I just PM'd you.
     
  14. pezska

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    LOA from socal

    email from BGO indicating LOA!!!

    GPA: 4.24
    SAT: 2050; PSAT:206 (Nat'l Merit Commended Student); ACT: NA
    Rank: district does not rank but in upper 8% of class of ~700
    AP Scholar Distinction
    varsity swimmer/recruited athlete/all-american
    scuba-certified, target and trap shooter
    no military background

    CFA at NASS:
    mile: 6:30
    pushups: maxed out
    pull-ups: maxed out
     
  15. Branno the Bronze

    Branno the Bronze USNA 2016

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    Just received an LOA in the mail. I live in Texas 6th district.

    GPA: 3.96
    Class rank: School doesn't rank, but probably 3 or 4 out of 100.
    ACT: 36 english, 36 reading, 34 math, 34 science
    SAT: 800 CR, 760 M, 790 W
    Three varsity sports (cross country, swimming, track) and captain for senior year in XC and track.
    Honor Council Representative for my grade at school.
    Officer in my Venture Crew.
    Attended NASS, SLS.
    My CFA was passing, but not great.
    Not a recruited athlete, not URM.
     
  16. TheCadet

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    I keep seeing posts like these with 4.0 GPA's and 35's on the ACT and it is dragging down my hopes to getting in. I will be lucky to get a 3.5 GPA and a 31 on the ACT by the end of my junior year (would be class of '17) :frown:

    But congrats to those who already have an LOA for class of 2016. :thumb:
     
  17. Memphis9489

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    Don't think because you are not on a par with those with LOAs that you have less of a chance. Not true! Most people will not get LOAs - as has been said many times on this forum.

    My sons got LOAs and had no where near the credentials as above. There will be some who have similar credentials and will not get an LOA. Why? Who knows?

    Don't worry about it. Keep moving forward and put together the best you have to offer. Work on becoming 3Q'd (academically, physically, and medically). Of the over 20,000 who apply, probably 3,000, at best, will meet that criteria. Some of them will not even get a nomination. Once you've made it through those hurdles, your chances skyrocket!
     
  18. crair70

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    Thank you Memphis for your post. My son has been feeling very much like thecadet as he reads the LOA stats coming in. I think it is good they are posting the stats because lets face it... we do want to know and compare BUT i have been telling my son to not obsess about it all. Look at the big picture- the LOA tend to go to the "no-brainer" candidates and they are probably the top 25% of the applicants. Not the majority.

    Son has a completed packet and from what we have gathered is for sure double qualified and most likely 3Q (according to what his BGO believes) with a presidential. He is a URM and the only weakness I can see is his act scores (28M 26E) in all other areas (including high GPA and class rank, outstanding leadership, volunteer, and athletics-CFA) he has stellar stats... still nothing. AND I am NOT surprised. Reading these posts of the LOA makes him only realize that his low ACT are his primary weakness and the good thing is it is driving him too improve. Without seeing the #'s he might take a different approach- comparing the #'s of the class of 2015 he is in the middle 50% (on the low end but in there) without seeing the LOA stats he might have become too comfortable... now he realizes the quality of kids getting in and not willing to slack off.

    Do not let the LOA stats discourage you. Remember these are typically the top 25% applicants. Instead use this information to grind it out!! Improve on any areas you can and realize this is a long and often frustrating process but in the end it will be worth it.

    a HUGE CONGRATS to all the LOA recipients!
     
  19. AikiBudo

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    Just to clarify the top 25% of candidates are not all getting LOAs. Historically it has been 100 to 200 a year maybe a little more but I've heard from several BGOs that LOAs have been decreasing recently. I know it's nice to have the LOA in hand but probably 80-90% of the admitted don't and won't have one.
     
  20. knappy@charter.net

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    LOA Came Today!!!!

    After being notified a couple of weeks ago...my LOA finally arrived today :) I am in Texas, 17th District. A huge relief, good luck to all of you who are waiting...don't let go of hope!
     

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