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Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by Kensy, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Kensy

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    Does it ask for Gpa because I am on it and it doesn't say anything about GPA?
    And I clicked summit but it says remarks or additional comments: 1000 characters.
     
  2. Whistle Pig

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  3. Kensy

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    Weird I am at apply now and it doesn't show GPA
     
  4. Kensy

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    I can't summit my app right now because it says Value length 1000 characters. I even got rid of some extra curriculars
     
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    DD submitted her application. She ended up having to close the entire application down and restarting it because she kept getting the 1000 character error message. I don't think gpa was asked for, but I may be wrong. She is only in 8th grade so had NO test scores to submit so wasn't too hopeful. Additionally as this is somewhat of a recruiting tool, since her brother will be there for the class of 2017 I think it's more doubtful.
     
  7. Kensy

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    Wow this sucks.. So would it work if I restarted it?
     
  8. Vista123

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    I suggest cutting and pasting long answers into a word document and closing the entire application down and restarting. Re-open. the drop down answers are fast. cut and paste your long answers back in.Worked for DD.
     
  9. Jason922

    Jason922 Future USNA Candidate '20

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    Oh man, it seems that a lot of people are hitting the 1000 character mark. Mines didn't feel long enough, I probably was around 500... will that stunt my chances?
     
  10. Kensy

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    idk lol, restarted it and it doesn't accept it :(. What did you put?
     
  11. Kensy

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    Restarted it, but still wont work :(
     
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    just use the 2000 character additional comments box under the class ranking section
     
  13. Kensy

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    Isn't that for the academics not extra curricular.
     
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    Alright thanks guys just finished applying. Btw how do you make sure if you applied successfully?
     
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    Jason, I don't think a shorter response will decrease your chances as long as it's well written and all. Some people don't have as much to say, it's fine, I think.

    Kensy, it said it will tell you or not if it was accepted successfully, it says in the instructions.

    I'm waiting to apply because I need to ask my guidance counselor my exact class rank, and we still haven't gotten PSAT scores back yet.
     
  16. Whistle Pig

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    Allegedly, Mark Twain once said, “I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead”.

    I think it’s very true. It takes a lot longer to cut something down. To distill the same value into relatively few words. A lot more.

    And know, that James Mitchener re-wrote each of his monumental tomes no fewer than seven (7) times! The only things great ever written in one draft are the Bible and the Gettysburg Address.

    Spend a little time on this task. Over several days.
     
  17. Jason922

    Jason922 Future USNA Candidate '20

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    The USNA Admissions page commented on a post they had made, stating that the STEM applications were filled on a rolling basis, so you'll have an advantage if you turned yours in early. That being said, I turned mines in the first day. :thumb:
     
  18. C/B Lattanzio

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    Jason, same here! Woo!
    On a side (funny) note All the older adults and midshipman on this form are Probably staring at us like little children On this thread
     
  19. Jason922

    Jason922 Future USNA Candidate '20

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    "Damn Freshman"
     

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