Tips for a re-applicant?

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  1. BillyTheGoat

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    Hey y'all,
    After receiving my TWE earlier this year, I opened another application the Naval Academy. I have already completed everything on my portal other than my teacher recommendations and BGO interview. I have already read the official instructions and tips for a re-applicant, but I was wondering if there was anything else y'all would recommend (practicing rifling, attending certain events, etc.) to help increase my chances at an appointment? Thanks!
     
  2. Capt MJ

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    Assume you are in college somewhere taking plebe-like curriculum? Deliver killer grades in tough courses. Keep up or do new leadership/community/athletic/sport elements. Be prepared to articulate why it's so important to you to re-apply. Incorporate any lessons learned over your TWE disappointment and other personal growth moments into any opportunities that you have to express your desire for an appointment, in interviews and essays.
     
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    Thank you very much! To your first two assumptions, you are correct. When you say continue leadership/community/athletic/sport elements, is continuity an important factor? What I mean by this is that during high school, I engaged in all the above, for example, water polo. Does it look better to the academy to, as an example, continue on with water polo rather than branch off into a different sport?
     
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    For the record, no one here can authentically say what an SA admissions board will think at any given time.

    Military members are expected to be physically active and physically fit. I credit the Navy with that lifetime habit, and I continue to work out and participate in physically active recreation, though I have been retired for over 10 years from active duty.

    Demonstrating that you are maintaining fitness and challenging yourself will show that you understand that is part of daily military culture. If you're a water polo athlete, you are already comfortable in the water - have you tried a Tin Man or other tri or bi event? Figure out some combination of things that works for you, showing commitment to personal fitness, understanding of working as a team, pushing yourself to learn something new or set a personal best.

    Another thought - is there a youth sports organization such as Girls on the Run or other group you would enjoy volunteering with and work in more fitness elements as well as community service?

    Don't slack off any area.
     
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