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  1. dsjcsantini

    dsjcsantini New Member

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    If you are not accepted at the Naval Academy and go to college somewhere else your first year and then reapply to USNA for your second year, do you still have to go through the nomination process? My son has received two nominations this year. Thank you!
     
  2. Roman

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    Yes.
     
  3. Cycling1222

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    do you also have to take the SAT again?
     
  4. kaullman

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    Carry Overs

    As previously mentioned, nominations would have to be sought again. Nominations are to a particular class (class of 2013) and therefore do NOT carry over. All the DoDMERB stuff DOES carry over. Think of what would be out-of-date; then you have an idea of what you'd want to do again.

    The key advantage to going somehwere else for a year is that you will mature, you can PROVE that you can do the college level work (Calc, Chem w/lab, Engl Comp, Hist) that will be demanded of you as a plebe.
     
  5. JerryB76

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    Kaullman answered most of your questions, but I just wanted to make a couple comments also. DoDMERB physicals are good for two years.

    Your question implies you believe that if your son applies for the second time he will come in as a Sophomore. The academy is a four year program, no matter how much college or prep school is completed prior to entry.

    Once again Kauffman is right on with his advice to take the basic college entry level courses. Your nomination will still come from your permanent address, not from the area of the college. For example if your family lives in the 10th District of Virginia, but your son goes to college in South Carolina, he would still apply for nominations from Virginia. This is not normally a problem, most Congressmen who have given one nomination and know you are reapplying look very favorably on those circumstances.

    The other option is prep schools. There are a lot of different types of prep schools and depending on what you want to accomplish. There is one prep school which is at a College and combines the best of both worlds. Its program is exclusively designed to help young men and women gain nominations and admission to the Service Academy of their choice and it is located at a university. It is an approved prep program by the USNA Foundation and has very recently been endorsed by USMA and USCGA. It is called Greystone Preparatory School at Schreiner University in Kerrville Texas. It has a great website and a short YouTube video available.
     
  6. jennyp

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    I read somewhere on these forums that some congressmen, senators will allow you to update your application form from the previous year instead of redoing the entire application. The Senators in TX had very extensive applications as they do not interview. If we had been in a situation to re-apply, I am sure we would have recreated the entire package with few changes to it except college transcripts, activities.

    I am sure you could contact MOC now and find out their policy.
     
  7. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    For college students applying to USNA, what is more important than the SAT is the courses they take first semester and the grades they receive. If possible, try to mimic plebe courses, including Calculus, Chemistry, English, History. If you can't get into one or more of those, find other "tough" math & science courses. Doing well in such courses in college is better proof that you can handle college-level coursework than the SAT.
     
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    thanks for your answer, but is it required to take the sat again if you are applying from college?
     
  9. kaullman

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    SAT

    No. Not required, but since the academy admissions folks look at your best test on your best day, it would be to your benefit to re-take the ACT and SAT tests.
     

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