Questions for Reapplicants

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by aviatordream, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. aviatordream

    aviatordream Member

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    I'm a graduating senior and am planning on attending a decent state school for engineering and premed in the fall. I actually planned on going to USNA for years, but circumstances (medical and otherwise) came up late junior year to where I couldn't attend. Now I'm beginning to think that maybe I made too rash a decision and that I should apply for class of 2018. I haven't made any preparations and I'm afraid I'm just gonna fall short. Any advice from those who've been in a similar situation?
     
  2. LongAgoPlebe

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    As long as your medical issues are not disqualifying, apply. Talk to your BGO so that s/he can help you evaluate your motivations and, assuming those come together for you, what you can do during this ac year to position yourself in the best possible light. As a college applicant, your app won't be considered until 31 January 2014, so you have a full semester to add to your academic credentials (in addition to your HS results). Find out now what your MOC nom deadlines are and put those on your calendar.
     
  3. aviatordream

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    Thanks. I need to have my nomination applications in by September. My medical stuff isn't disqualifying, but I had a surgery that kept me from working out, and I'm out of shape now compared to usna standards. I can definitely get back to where I need to be, but around when is the physical assessment done?
     
  4. LongAgoPlebe

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    Start working out NOW. Working backward, you will not get a DODMERB appointment until you have most or all of your application materials in, including the CFA (because they don't want to pony up for an expensive medical exam for those who are only casually interested). Aerobic capacity develops rapidly, but strength and flexibility take several weeks to a couple of months (even for young people, even for men). Don't try to do it all at once or you have a higher chance of injuring yourself. Passing scores are posted on the USNA website. Use these as your minimums to tell when you're ready for the CFA.
     
  5. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Not exactly. Max scores are posted. I'm not aware of any official source of "passing" scores and, in fact, USNA has stated they won't post the "minimums" b/c they want everyone to strive for the max.

    You have until Jan. 31 to get your packet in, including the CFA. For college students, USNA won't even look at your packet until your first semester college grades are in. So, you have at least 6 months to get in shape -- if you devote yourself to this, that should be plenty of time.

    Talk to a coach or trainer and put together a workout program to help you get where you want to be. And stick with it! :smile:
     
  6. LongAgoPlebe

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    Thanks for the correction, usna1985. I should have verified my information first!
     
  7. majortheta

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    As a former re-applicant, I can say that my biggest mistake was waiting so long to get in shape for the CFA. I took it twice for this past application cycle because the first time I wasn't ready.
     

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