Teacher Recommendations

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  1. Jack2898

    Jack2898 Member

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    Hello,
    I read that I need to have my English and math teachers submit recommendation letters. Is it just a normal recommendation letter?
    Thanks you very much for your help!
     
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    ktnatalk Sailor. Shipmate. Parent.

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    It is done electronically. When you submit their email addresses in your application (via the portal), they will receive specific instructions.
     
  3. Jack2898

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    Thank you!
     
  4. Sydney C.

    Sydney C. Member

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    AND...it won't be a "normal" recommendation "letter". As so many other pieces and parts of the process, it's out of your control. You have done what you have done...hopefully to the best of your ability....and those "letters" should reflect that.
     
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    ktnatalk Sailor. Shipmate. Parent.

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    Agree, @Sydney C.

    Do you remember our young lad/miracle kid who recovered from football concussion?
     
  6. dashg16

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    Do we need to ask for a separate recommendation for civilian college?
     
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    ktnatalk Sailor. Shipmate. Parent.

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    Does your school use Naviance or other software for teachers to submit to civilian colleges? USNA uses the process described above. Possibly a little extra work for teachers.
     
  8. Jack2898

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    My school uses naviance. Do you know when I will be able to put their emails in the portal?
     
  9. dashg16

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    We have Naviance, but we were never told that we should use if for recommendations. I will ask around. Thanks!
     
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    ktnatalk Sailor. Shipmate. Parent.

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    As soon as your portal is open, you can put in the email addresses of your teachers and counselor. They will then get an email from admissions. I'd give the teachers and counselor a heads up, follow up with them a few days later to make sure they have received it (i.e. not ended up in the junk folder).
     
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    ktnatalk Sailor. Shipmate. Parent.

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    Make sure you learn how it is used. Your plan B-Z schools, using Common App or not, should be applied through Naviance, which has lots of features and is designed to save your teachers, counselors, and YOU a ton of time!
     
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    ktnatalk Sailor. Shipmate. Parent.

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    Currently, you could enter USNA in Naviance to show that it is a school you applied to and even to show that is where you are going. Recommendations, transcripts, etc are submitted differently compared to regular colleges. Obviously it could change in the future.
     
  13. Jack2898

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    Should I wait until filling my USNa portal out? My school ends in less than a month and my GPA will go up and I have the Science National Honors Society election next week. Or, am I able to update it and change stuff such as ACT score and GPA?
     
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    Am I correct in remembering that for those who applied to NASS, that that application served as the preliminary application and that the candidate portal will not open up until June?
     
  15. dashg16

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    Yes, you should get a letter or email from admissions.
     
  16. Jack2898

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    I applied to NASS so I just wait?
     
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    ktnatalk Sailor. Shipmate. Parent.

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    Did you get accepted to NASS?

    You could call admissions and ask directly as well.
     
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    @Jack2898,

    Have you spoken with your teachers and counselor about needing their recommendations to apply to USNA? Will you be able to reach them in the summer?
     
  19. Jack2898

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    I will be able to reach them this summer. I have not asked them about specific recommendations, just the normal one.
     

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