Reapplying

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  1. Wheeler

    Wheeler Member

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    I was reading over the breakdown for the class of 2013 and it said that 38 people attended atleast 6 month of colleges. So I was just wondering, on average, how many people go to college and then reapply to USNA?
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    They told us at BGO training and it's not a secret. I'll see if I can find the info in the next couple of days.
     
  3. Wheeler

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    Thanks
     
  4. Hopefulmidclass2016

    Hopefulmidclass2016 Member

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    From a letter they sent me last year:

    "If you do not receive an appointment, consider reapplying. Approximately one third of each entering class comes from either a post high school preparatory program or university"

    so there it is
     
  5. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    ^^^^

    This is misleading as the overwhelming majority of students represented in that number are NAPSters or Foundation students. They aren't really "reapplying" in the way that a turned down student attending college on his/her own is reapplying.
     
  6. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    According to USNA, 65-80 students each year come directly from college. That doesn't mean all of them reapplied -- some students don't decide to apply for the first time until they are already in college. And, no, I don't know how many students apply to USNA directly from college.:smile:

    As for how you get to 1/3 -- 200-230 from NAPS, 65-75 from Foundation, and 80-100 directly from the USN, USMC or other service. Plus those from college as noted above.
     
  7. Hopefulmidclass2016

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    it was not my intention to mislead
    but i understand what you're saying
    and i bow to your superior knowledge

    and "I" am not coming to this conclusion, merely directly quoting a letter sent to me by USNA.
     
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  8. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    USNA's terminology can be confusing. It's true that 1/3 of each entering class has some post-h.s. education; that isn't the same as saying they attended college.

    "My" knowledge comes from the fact that USNA just gave us the stats at BGO training. The information isn't a secret; it's just data that the average person doesn't know and, quite honestly, probably has little use for.
     
  9. larry2013

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    While summed up well above, the million dollar question is how many applicants are there currently in college - not naps, foundation,etc - just in college on their own reapplying - that's the missing puzzle piece. If one looks at past years, historically there are some (38-80) admitted that would seem to fit this catagory - not counted within naps, foundation, or fleet numbers.
    editing - wasnt trying to correct usna1985, agreeing that the unknown quanitity (applicants currently in college) is the mystery
     
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  10. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    As with anything, the numbers are somewhat irrelevant. The only thing that matters is whether you get in. If you're a college student, you are best positioned if you're taking plebe year courses and doing well in them. If you are, you improve your chances.
     
  11. 1964BGO

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    I would recommend very strongly that you not spend so much time worrying over how many college students are pursuing an appointment and put the time and energy into making yourself the absolute best candidate you can be. The rest will take care of itself!
    Focus on things you can control or affect, you will get a much better return on your efforts.
    Best wishes.
     

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