Pro-Active Reporting of 7th Semester High School senior Grades — Definitive Answer?

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  1. Dadmiral

    Dadmiral Member

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    Most high school seniors should be in receipt of their 7th semester grades within the next week or two if they have not already received them. This forum has seen much discussion regarding the requirement for reporting 7th semester grades to the Academy, but a majority of replies to such posts have involved speculation or assumption.

    The question:

    Are candidates required (without prodding) to PROACTIVELY instruct their high schools to submit 7th semester senior grades to the Naval Academy;

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    Will the Academy notify only those candidates whose 7th semester grades it wishes to review?

    I would be particularly grateful if a Moderator or Super-Moderator would weigh in on this to help clarify things...

    Thank you in advance for any replies.

    Mother Fate will reveal her cards shortly. Best wishes to all!
     
  2. USAFA83GradWife

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    Not sure this will help much. DD emailed her USNA Admissions Counselor about sending her grades and he gave her an address to give to her school counselor.
     
  3. martinjj

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    7th semester grades

    Because of all the posts about 7th semester grades, our DS contacted his admissions counselor. The AC indicated that "the Board had not requested his 7th semester grades", but he was more than welcome to send them in when they became available. I just noticed that they were available today, so we will be sending them in within the next day or so.
     
  4. OrionT-56

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    In the case of my DS, he was notified (NOV) directly by Admissions that his record was "deferred" pending his 7th semester grades. He does have a nomination. IMHO, unless Admissions specifically requests the 7th semester grades, believe it is not required. Obviously, if the candidate has excellent or improved grades it would not hurt to update. All the best.
     
  5. ca2midwestmom

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    The Naval Academy Admissions Facebook page posted this response on 1/27/14 to that exact question:

    "Students are encourage[d] to submit their first semester transcript when it becomes available, but it is not required."

    "52 King George Street Annapolis MD 21403"

    "It helps to give the Board a more clear picture."
     
  6. Sydney C.

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    Ditto this...proactively, we just had DS mail them last week.
     
  7. Jeff62064

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    My question would be, why wouldn't you want to submit your 7th semester grades even if you have an appointment in hand? USMA requires 7th and 8th!!!!
     
  8. martinjj

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    It's not a matter of not wanting too - I think there is just some confusion because no where in the application/instructions, etc. does it indicate that candidates are to update their applications with 7th semester grades. Upon appointment, the final grades are requested (I believe). In addition, not every candidate is hanging onto every post on facebook:rolleyes:, and thus, not every candidate will be reached using facebook as a communication tool. To illustrate - if you were not looking at this forum, and were not looking at facebook, you may not be inclined to update your profile with 7th semester transcripts unless specifically requested by USNA.
     
  9. Jeff62064

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    Makes sense to me.
     
  10. Dial the gate

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    Exactly what martinjj said! Son is not all that active on Facebook so he did not see that post until I read about it here and told him to check. And USNA did not request it. He did send them just to be safe.
     
  11. gavigane14

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    I received a principal nomination from my congressman on Dec. 30th and USNA informed me that I need to send in my 7th semester transcript before a decesion can be made on my file. Don't know if this is a good thing or not.
     
  12. bubalma

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    No idea. My best guess is that Admissions certainly doesn't issue 1500 appointments at the same time but stages them to some extent. Maybe they are separating the wheat from the chaff or possibly more likely getting everything they need for releasing some of the earlier of the 1500 appointments.
     
  13. Husky

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    Does :

    Candidate Guidance Office
    United States Naval Academy
    117 Decatur Road
    Annapolis, MD 21402-5018

    still work if you sent it recently to that address?

    Thanks.
     

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