Siblings at USNA

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  1. faststreet

    faststreet Member

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    Since all the SA's seem to ask a question about having a sibling who attends an academy, I was wondering how much or how little impact that has? My son says there are a "ton" of sibs in the brigade. Obviously every sibling is different, but do they look at the performance of one to get an impression of the environment the other sibling has come from as a predictor of success? Just curious.
     
  2. NavyHoops

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    They may look at it, but it won't have much, if any impact. Yes there are tons of sibs in the brigade! I had an identical twin brother in my plebe year squad. Their little sister came the following year and was my Plebe!
     
  3. falconchic88

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    My Plebe to be has a sister that will be a firstie next year (c/o 2016) and a brother that graduated c/o 2014. We have heard (not thru official channels) that USNA does give a small "bump" for legacy, more so than USAFA for example. I think it isn't really a tangible points added "bump" but more of an intangible. When admissions is making decisions about make up of a class, they know that candidates with siblings at least know exactly what they are getting in to and are familiar with the Academy/military life so that might give them a slight advantage. That said, having a sibling or parent that has attended USNA is not a guarantee of an appointment. There are many midsibs that have felt the heartache of a TWE.
     
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    Two years ago, as sponsors' we had a set of triplets. They all through NAPS and will graduate together. I do recall, that they are the first set of triplets in USNA! If asked about siblings at SA, I would say no for c/o 2020, sponsor family yes! Growing up with the MIDS coming and going, it exposed us to the USNA life basically our entire life and is a major reason for applying for c/o 2020 as I know that I want to serve in USN.
     
  5. JTGib13

    JTGib13 DS-USMA & USNA Appointee Class of 2020

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    I would imagine legacy candidates do hold some weight just about everywhere. [I hope that's true for my DS's 2nd choice :)]. But in regards to the Naval Academy, I have told this story before but it's worth sharing again for this thread. We have a very good friend in our district in Massachusetts and his father, his mother, and 2 siblings attended USNA and one of those siblings is graduating this May with very high honors. DS and this young man were both given nominations by the same congressman and we were sure his legacy status would put him in a way better position over our DS to secure an appointment. Surprisingly, he received his TWE 2 weeks ago Saturday. So although it makes sense that a legacy candidate would have an advantage, it certainly showed us that you just never know! :rolleyes:
     
  6. Anna Polis

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    Sorry, what is a TWE? I assume it's a rejection letter?
    JTGib13 - I'm curious as to how the legacy candidate you refer to compares to his siblings who are mids/grads in terms of grades, athletics, ECAs, etc. I fear my son will not receive an offer of appointment despite being a legacy and sibling to a current mid, because his grades and test scores won't be competitive enough.
     
  7. JTGib13

    JTGib13 DS-USMA & USNA Appointee Class of 2020

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    TWE=Thin White Envelope=rejection letter.
    The only difference was the sibling who was there first was a girl and the one who tried to get in at the same time as my son was a boy. Very strong military family----all athletic, smart, etc., etc. etc.----but someone else must have been stronger from that district. I'm sure legacy holds weight, but if a district has a top candidate, I would like to think they take the stronger one---but who knows!? No one knows but that acceptance board!
    If your son doesn't have the same strong grades, etc. as his current mid sibling, unfortunately, I think that's out of his hands now but he is also lucky to be a legacy because I'm sure that helps some candidates. Good luck.
     

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