Universal Acceptance

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  1. mtnman17

    mtnman17 USMA Appointee 2015

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    I have only read about it a few times and was really curious...

    What percent of applicants apply to more than one academy?

    And even still,

    What percent of applicants are admitted/appointed to more than one academy?

    Thought it would be interesting to hear how many of you guys were in this boat...
     
  2. pilotmom15

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    My son is definitely applying to 2 academies possibly 3. However, it will depend on the nominations he gets.
     
  3. jpjades

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    Son applied to USNA USMA USAFA. He received nominations to all three and appointments to all 3 and chose USNA. He also applied for ROTC Scholorship and got that also, turned that down about 3 weeks before I-Day, just in case something happened.

    Soon to be "Plebe No More!"
     
  4. rkrosnar

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    To JpJades:
    You can be very proud of your son. All the hard work has paid off for him. To be accepted at three SA'S and ROTC is outstanding. You and all of your family can be very proud of this tremendous accomplishment. The next four years will be extremely hard and difficult, but the end game worth, what he go through and he will endure.
    One thing maybe you should do as a family watch on the graduation ceremonies on the Pentagon Channel, there are great.
    Again,
    God Bless, God Speed and thank him for serving our country,


    RGK
     
  5. jpjades

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    Thanks, RGK, and yes, we are very proud of him! He is home on leave right now, but flys back Sunday for Sea Trials and Herndon. As they say 1/3 Plebe summer, 1/3 Plebe year, 1/3 the other 3 years, so 2/3 almost done :) 10 days til Herdon!
    Will try to watch graduation on the 28th!
     
  6. Whistle Pig

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    Moving on from our mutual admiration society and to the question ...

    I've never seen stats ...but short answer, I'm confident saying ...many. Perhaps even most.

    And while really getting my neck out there, I'm also modestly confident suggesting that USNA wins these multiple battles for stellar candidates more often than any of the competitors. Understandably. Location, experience, career options, and most of all ...uniforms. :beer1::groupwave:

    However, it's also been noted many times on these forums, applying to multiple places is not w/o its risks. Depending upon nominating sources, some will give one w/o the others, and as we've learned, fairly often, the #2, 3, or 4 preference may become the "winner." Furthermore, as some have noted having been told this, it may expose lack of understanding of the role of each specific Academy or some other issue.

    So, as noted, it is a very frequent occurance, especially the Academy and ROTC combo. Less so but not infrequently on the multiple SAs. Clearly, statistically, USNA has in recent admissions seasons outpaced the others in selectivity (a bit of a misnomer but we all have an idea about it) and pure #s.
     
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    Moving on from our mutual admiration society and to the question ...

    I've never seen stats ...but short answer, I'm confident saying ...many. Perhaps even most.

    And while really getting my neck out there, I'm also modestly confident suggesting that USNA wins these multiple battles for stellar candidates more often than any of the competitors. Understandably. Location, experience, career options, and most of all ...uniforms. :beer1::groupwave:

    However, it's also been noted many times on these forums, applying to multiple places is not w/o its risks. Depending upon nominating sources, some will give one w/o the others, and as we've learned, fairly often, the #2, 3, or 4 preference may become the "winner." Furthermore, as some have noted having been told this, it may expose lack of understanding of the role of each specific Academy or some other issue.

    So, as noted, it is a very frequent occurance, especially the Academy and ROTC combo. Less so but not infrequently on the multiple SAs. Clearly, statistically, USNA has in recent admissions seasons outpaced the others in selectivity (a bit of a misnomer but we all have an idea about it) and pure #s.
     
  8. 1964BGO

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    Because of the vagaries inherent in the selection processes of the SA's every academy rep I have worked with has advised prospects to scrutinize the opportunities of all of the academies and apply to those that meet their needs and interests. We also advise prospects to apply to the ROTC programs of the services in which they have an interest. Then, of course, we will note that our academy is best. Best wishes to all of you. Work hard, keep your goal in focus, don't get too wrapped up in gaming the process - someone will pass you by. Trust me.
     

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