Summer seminar

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by jeffwar613, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. jeffwar613

    jeffwar613 Member

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    What information do you give to the academy for the summer seminar. Do you need to provide transcripts, class rank, etc.
     
  2. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    When my son applied this past February, everything that they needed YOU provided. Unlike the academy application itself, where you have to have your counselor verify your extracurriculars, or your principal your academic info, and have a sealed transcript mailed directly from your school, for NASS they took everything you provided at your word.

    So yes, if your school calculates it, you will need to know your rank and how many in your class. Your test (PSAT at least or ACT, SAT) scores, GPA (weighted and unweighted), and any academic awards. But most of the application was "fill in the bubbles". Like "varsity sport yes/no", "community service yes/no". No way to really show something like "I had 150 hours of community service". Even like "Club officer yes/no" didn't give you any way to show what you'd actually done. I believe there was a short box after each major section in which you could expand on your answers, but it was very limited. You will be giving a very brief summary of your life so far!
     
  3. NavIss58

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    NASS vs CVW

    I'm new to the forum and not sure where to post this question........we casually visited the USNA campus after applying to NASS, my son did well at the 09 Summer Seminar Session 2, should we still expect a CVW? I guess I'm assuming a candidate is invited at some point in the application process, I'm doubting it but wanted to ask. I think he's doing well, got the pieces in, the interviews are progressing, but no letter past the "Official Candidate" one last June. Still hopeful though. Thanks.
     
  4. candidsmom

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    My son received his CVW after receiving his LOA.
     
  5. PositiveThinking

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    I don't think it hurts to ask for a CVW. Our son emailed his regional director back in Sept. when his application was 90% compete and requested a CVW. He also mentioned that he'd like to visit the campus to his BGO during their interview. Since he didn't go to summer seminar, it was really important to him (and us) that he be able to visit USNA to make sure that it felt like the right place for him. He does not have a LOA, but he did attend the CVW this past weekend and had a fantastic time! :thumb:
     
  6. harmi

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    YAYYY for your son...so important he was able to visit the academy!! My son was fortunate to of attended the summer seminar and that "sealed the deal" for him...he thought of nothing but attending USNA after that. we are still waiting to her of his possible appointment...Good Luck to you!! :smile:
     

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