TWE scare....

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  1. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    Heads up to Californians.

    A thin white envelope came from Annapolis today for DS.

    Thankfully, it only contained a flyer for a USNA admissions forum in Oakland, California. Scared the daylights out of us. Whew!
     
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  2. USNAco2019hopeful

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    Same thing happened to me a few days ago but for Jersey... do they want us to get heart attacks or something
     
  3. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    They are laughing about this in Annapolis as they stuff the fliers into the envelopes!
     
  4. tle

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    oh thank goodness, I'm from CA and my mail tends to come in 1-2 hours. I'm so glad I saw this post beforehand
     
  5. Juvat

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    Same here for the Miami forum. Not a pleasant 30 seconds!


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  6. mdn18

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    Trust me, you won't be getting the real TWE this early. They can't go out until after January 31st.
     
  7. MJP

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    TWE Scare-Oakland

    HEy what is the date for the Oakland event? That might be the only one for the Bay Area.

    We may want our DS to attend.
    Thanks
     
  8. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    October 11th 9:00 am to noon at the Kaiser Center. Check in at 8:30 am.
    DS is taking the SAT that day so he cannot be there.
     
  9. MJP

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    Thank you for that info!

    That's a SAT re-take day for our DS as well. Working to bump that math score a bit!

    Good luck from San Jose.

    Dad of USNA/USAFA/ROTC co2019 hopeful
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    Best of luck to you too, from Manteca!
     
  11. Astef67

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    Do you think my son should go to another academy day? He already went to several. Has had his cvw and is official candidate. The only thing he has to work on is his ACT score.
     
  12. mdn18

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    What do you mean? You said he already went to several...? Of course you can visit any Academy on your own time and walk around, but my guess is that you'd have to be a candidate for that Academy to get a CVW.
     
  13. Astef67

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    No I'm sorry he just received in the mail another USNA academy day in our local area. He has been to USNA. I didn't know if he should go to another local academy day
     
  14. Iowa 73

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    They don't count for anything, so there is no point in going unless you like to hear the same info over again.
     
  15. Astef67

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    Thank you!! Good luck to you! The waiting a brutal.
     
  16. Blondie1

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    Yes, yes it is. Negotiating the process last year made it one of the longest years in our household. Not sure how our DD and DS hold up through it! Wish your DS luck. You think it will be easier once they get in, but it's not. DS is doing well at USNA, but it's not always easy on the mids or their families!
     
  17. Astef67

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    Can I ask how important your sat/act scores were?
     
  18. Blondie1

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    DS had a 29 or 30 on math and a 32 or 33 overall. If I recall correctly SAT was slightly higher. It does seem to be true that it is not just one aspect of the application--it really appears to be about the entire package. Getting the highest test scores possible is just one part of the equation. My personal feelings are that there is also a little luck involved as well. Some years in some congressional districts are more competitive than others. Parents were told at PPW that this plebe class had the highest overall SAT test scores and more plebes testing out of classes than any previous years.

    Have to figure that any competitive candidate at a SA has some of the best options as far as back up schools. Their 2nd and 3rd choices would often be the envy of most high school seniors in this country. Good luck to you and your DS.
     
  19. Naval_Gopher

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    Could a TWE also be a LOA? What does a LOA look like?
     
  20. Astef67

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    My sons has
    GPA:3.93
    Top 25% in class
    Takes AP-Calc and AP-physics
    President of his junior class (running again for senior year)
    NHS
    Boy State Delegate
    Student Council
    Life guard
    Varsity football and Wrestln
    Captain of wrestling team
    Volunteers at local nursing home

    He attended his CVW and loved it. He is medically qualified
    Also he has been to wrestling camps and wrestling matches since Freshman year once he decided he wanted to do this.
    The only set back is his ACT is 25 math 22 english. Sat 1600 (he is tkn again and tutoring)

    Does anyone know if this disqualifies him?
     

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