Questions about LOAs

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by nsbUSNA, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. nsbUSNA

    nsbUSNA Member

    Oct 23, 2013
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    I know this forum doesn't represent everyone applying/accepted to any of the academies, but it seems like there are a lot of LOAs. How common are LOAs and when do you usually find out about LOA? Is it the same time you would normally be getting your official candidate number or is it instead of getting a number?
  2. SuaSponte

    SuaSponte Member

    Mar 1, 2013
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    Most people get their candidate numbers early summer, LOAs are not a substitute for them. LOAs are not nearly as common as you would think, although Navy does not say how many they give out it is estimated that less than 250 or so get them. You need to be either an extremely competitive candidate or minority/athletic recruit to get one. If you do get one they can come anytime from Summer (received mine in August) up until yesterday for some people, possibly even later. Don't concern yourself with getting one before you apply, as the vast majority of those accepted did not receive LOAs. Good luck.

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