Rejected

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  1. FUTUREMID2015

    FUTUREMID2015 Member

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    I received my TWE today, worst day of my life. but i will be reapplying, Annapolis won't get rid of me that easily.
     
  2. mamrun

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    I felt a tug for you when I just read that. But I like your spirit! Hang in there and make sure that you do reapply.
     
  3. lroddy

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    Sadness

    Am sooo sorry to hear your news (we are still waiting) and can only imagine how you are feeling...but I like your spirit!!! DO NOT GIVE UP...one of my favorite quotes is "I can't change the direction of the wind, but I CAN adjust my sails to reach my destination." If USNA is your destination...I have no doubt you will get there! Hang in there...
     
  4. navywife87

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    Remember...this set back does not define you or deminish your many accomplishments!! The fact that you have come this far is TRULY impressive!! All this considered, you are destined to do GREAT things!! Don't give up on your dream!!!!!!
     
  5. philparker

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    Consider a prep school
     
  6. jtoye

    jtoye NAPS '12 appointee

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    I am so sorry, but DON'T GIVE UP. Reapply, use this as a stepping stone and when you achieve your goal you will realize that this helped you grow. This is not the end just a different starting line. Besides, 2016 will be one helluva class.:thumb:
     
  7. USNA2015Candidate

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    Were you 3q'd with a nom?
     
  8. supportivemom

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    One son was 3 q'd with 3 noms and got in. Another son was 3 q'd with 2 noms and got rejected in April 2009. Took the ROTC scholarship instead, spent a great year earning his private pilots license, hiking glaciers while on a NOLS course, and being a normal college kid while taking all the recommended courses. Earned 4 noms the second time around.(4th=his ROTC's unit nom)Today he's a plebe on spring break with his buddies. Teases his older brother that he got the best deal because he got a year of "real" college. But it sure was hard when the TWE arrived. REAPPLY and yet embrace your back up school and all it and the world has to offer you.
     
  9. FutureNavyPilot

    FutureNavyPilot Fearless

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    You and I both FutureMid. Except you made it this far! You should be extremely proud. I didn't even receive a nomination this year. I was absolutely crushed for months. I'm finally picking myself back up and looking towards next year when I'll definitely be ready to join the class of 2016.

    I feel like you will have the same attitude as I, as this is obviously your dream. Good luck this year, and I will be seeing you at I-Day for class of '16. :thumb:

    Stay strong:)
     
  10. bugsy

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    supportive

    It is so great to hear you kids striving to reach your dream.

    If you're that dedicated to getting into an academy and gaining a commission, you truly do have the calling to serve. As I mentor young officers, I always tell them. "If you don't know something, I can teach you. But if you don't have the drive in your belly to succeed I can't give that to you".

    The real heroes in life are the ones that succeed in the face of failure. Whether its selling pencils or flying Raptors. Use failure as fighting fuel and you'll rocket past your peers.

    Sorry for your bad news, but looking forward to celebrating with you some day..
     
  11. FUTUREMID2015

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    i was 3q'd with a nom. This has been the hardest day of my life, a friend of mine who will be in the class of 2015 said to me " only someone made for this would keep coming back again and again", he is so right and i'm glad i'm not alone in this,futurenavypiolet. we'll get there, and we'll be the best they've ever seen!

    USNA 2016!
     
  12. USNA2015Candidate

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    May I ask where you are from?
     
  13. FUTUREMID2015

    FUTUREMID2015 Member

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    gainesville, florida
     
  14. singaporemom

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    My olders son was 3q'd with 2 noms for USAFA and is now a junior with AROTC and it's exactly where he needs to be. There is a reason for everything in life. Find your reason and when you reapply next year you will be a much stronger candidate.
     
  15. jagabiti

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    We don't look at is as "rejected" but as not selected in our house. The kids getting their TWE at this point made it to the final end before selection. Think of how many people didn't make it past the initial application, the MOC nominations, the interviews, being academically qualified and being physical qualified. These kids are all top of their class and the best that this country has to offer no matter if they were selected. That is a HUGE accomplishment that thousands didn't get past. Only a VERY SMALL few were selected and what a great accomplishment for them! They must be so proud as are their parents. But these few who are getting their TWE in mid March are great kids who are just as accomplished as the ones selected but just didn't get those extra points to be picked. If it is meant to be then our kids will reapply, if not they are going ROTC which they will all end up the same...to serve their country. They just got there a different way....
     
  16. mademu

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    Go to college. Work your *** off, have fun and grow up and get another year under your belt. Your straight out of high school classmates will need your maturity over plebe summer next year!
     
  17. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    I think there are some statistics (for USMA, at least) that a big percentage of cadets do not come straight out of HS.
     
  18. subvet

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    hang in there Fearless. I'm still rooting for you!!
     
  19. FUTUREMID2015

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    Thank you everybpfy, i'm already getting ready for the preliminary application to come out so i can start this again!
     
  20. AF6872

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    Go for it! Best of Luck and hope you get the Brass Ring the next try. It really happens for many. My son 3Q'd and nom for the second time is still waiting. Second time around may be the charm.:thumb:
     
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