Re-applying

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  1. mom1993

    mom1993 Member

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    Does anyone have information about the results of a candidate that was placed in the hold status who went to college and re-applied the following year? I understnad that the spots are hard to come by, if we don't get an appointment, or a prep school we are hoping they will still show an interest the following year.

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  2. kpskilegac

    kpskilegac Member

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    Not sure about the stats but there are several students in 2013 that have been to college for 1-2 years. I know of one mid that applied from HS and then again both years from college that finally landed a spot and is very successful.
    Keep trying.
     
  3. Sea Faring Moose Mom

    Sea Faring Moose Mom Member

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    Successful Appointment

    My DD went to NMMI as a SELF PREP for 2 years. The second year at NMMI, she applied to USMMA and was accepted. She graduated with an Associate Degree with High Honors in Science and Math. She was willing to do what she had to do to reach her goal.


    KEEP TRYING.... you have up to age 24 to be accepted to a Service Academy. I know my DD would have kept reapplying year to year until she was accepted. Some students have actually gone to a secular or prep college and graduated and then to a Service Academy.

    Could any of the Alumni on the Forum speak to this?? My DD only knows by hear-say from another Academy ie: AFA.
     
  4. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ...

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    It is not at all impossible to get in on multiple tries. I had a classmate who had been to NAPS and is now a Port Engineer with a major company. I myself took three tries to get in. The key is to have some sort of record for the intervening years that bulds on your high school record. Either further academics, professional experience or a combination of the two. Depending on where you live, getting another nomination might prove harder.
     

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