Second Time's the Charm

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by 2017KNR, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. 2017KNR

    2017KNR Member

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    OH-12 checking in! Just received my appointment dated March 4th. This was my second time applying for USNA.
     
  2. USNA2016Dad

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    Awesome

    Awesome, totally awesome. Congrats!
     
  3. ESLGuy

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    Congrats. Can you share more? Maybe why you think you got it this time but not last year? And did you do NROTC or not?
     
  4. mulan50

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    Congratulations! When you say you just got it, do you mean it was dated March 4th and you received it within past day?
     
  5. 2017KNR

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    The appointment letter was stamped March 4th, and I received it at my college address on the 19th (it may have been held for a number of days due to the fact that last week was Spring Break and no mail is delivered during breaks).

    I have a few ideas as to why I received an appointment this year but not last year. First, last year I applied with an ACT score of 26. I retook it two more times and it brought my superscore to a 28. I had a pretty decent amount of leadership and service during high school but I continued that during my first year here at college as well. I was accepted into a Scholars program, joined my Resident Hall Council, spent Spring Break in New Jersey for a service trip, and I was even chosen as a Resident Advisor ("Head of Floor") for the next academic year. My CFA scores also improved. Lastly, last year I received a nomination from my Senator and this year I received in from my Congressman (less people to compete against).

    Overall, I truly don't know what the exact factor was. I spoke with an admission counselor last year and was told that I had a very strong application aside from my ACT scores (this might have been proven false with my first semester college GPA which was a 4.0).
     
  6. 2017KNR

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    Also I did not do any branch of ROTC. I did not receive an NROTC scholarship last year and chose not to participate off-scholarship.
     
  7. Goworld

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    What was your class load for 1st semester of college? What were your math and English ACT scores if you don't mind sharing?

    A Huge Congrats too!!!!!!
     
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    GREAT news!:thumb:

    Share what you did to put yourself in this most happy position.
     
  9. jalusna2016

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    2017KNR Congratulations! So excited for you. I remember you posting about college courses to take etc. and since my DD is in college and reapplied I had my fingers crossed for you too. Best wishes.
     
  10. AF6872

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    Congratulations. I know how hard it is to apply a second time.:beer1:
     
  11. Buckeye

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    Congrats!

    Congratulations. Our crew was pulling for you!
     
  12. 2017KNR

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    My first semester course load was actually not what you might expect. I took my freshman Writing course, Microeconomics, Psychology, Biology, and then the required Freshman Survey class and Scholars Seminar - although I did walk in with 23 credit hours from AP Government, Calculus, Physics, and Chemistry (which may have justified my course load a little).

    My highest ACT Math score was 31 and English was a 25 or 26.
     
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    Thanks jalusna and Buckeye for remembering me!
     

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