Updating USNA Summer Seminar

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  1. Alexw079

    Alexw079 Member

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    I had completed my SS for the USNA within the hour it was opened. Now that some time has passed, I have been able to get my SAT scores and been elected as captain of my sports team. Is there a way to update this information for the USNA SS? Or should I send an email to admissions?
     
  2. Midwest

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    Early on my daughter was invited for the USNA weekend program which she will visit in April, but received no invite to the summer seminar. So last week my DD sent an email to the BGO in our area updating her ACT scores, acceptance to Girls State as a delegate and a few other details. I cringed because the email had a couple of grammar mistakes. But it must have helped anyway because today she received a reply that she has been accepted to the Summer Seminar. ;-)
     
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  3. runner_girl1

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    I received my acceptance yesterday as well!! What session did she get?
     
  4. Midwest

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    Runner girl ... she will be in Session 3. She will be finishing up the West Point week on Friday the 12th, then heading to the Naval Academy on the 13th. Somewhere in between she will get her laundry done. How about you?
     
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    Awe, I'm in session one for West Point ending the 5th then session two for the naval!
     
  6. Sabs F

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    I'm going to West Point for session 1 and then going straight to the Naval Academy and am also wondering how I am suppose to wash my clothes... Also how is your DD going to go from West Point to the Naval Academy because if she were to leave SLE on the last day she would arrive at NASS too early, or she could leave West Point late but I don't know if they will let us do that?
     
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  8. suddensam

    suddensam USNA BGO

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    I doubt that the email to the BGO had anything to do with your daughter's acceptance to summer seminar. BGOs have little or no say in who does and does not get accepted to NASS. We are sometimes contacted by CGO if applications are low in a particular Congressional district, and asked to re-communicate the program to certain centers of influence. But we rarely intervene on behalf of a given candidate, and I suspect it might even be counter-productive if we did.

    Moreover, we don't see candidates for the 2020 cycle until 2019 is fully processed and then wiped from our system (CIS/BGIS). If your daughter sent updated scores to her BGO, the BGO would have had nowhere to note them.
     
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  9. Hopeful2019

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    When my son was trying for NASS last year he did update his application with admissions when he received his new ACT scores. He was initially wait listed but then received a spot. He also went from NASS to West Point SLE and we just washed his clothes at a hotel laundromat in between. He enjoyed both experiences tremendously!
     
  10. Midwest

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    Thanks all for the insights, links and clarifying how things work. When my dd asked me why she didn't hear back from NASS, (as if I had all the answers), I simply told her to send a thank you note with her new ACT scores to the BGO who she met a couple of weeks before at a Congressional sponsored academy event. He had told her to keep taking the ACT test till she hits 36! Apparently it was a coincidence that several days later after writing the thank you note with her updated ACT scores, she got her acceptance. Oh yeah... about that score... her next ACT test is scheduled April 18th... ;)

    As far as travel logistics between West Point and Annapolis, I am going to let my dd figure it out and the laundry too. She will fly in to Newark Airport on the 6th and catch the shuttle to West Pont. Her uncle (my brother) & aunt who live in California plan to attend the closing ceremony and meet up with her for a day. And that's as far as things have been planned.

    And to digress a little, my brother attended West Point in 1971 and dropped out after his 1st semester. Academics and fitness were not the problem, but it was a very difficult time to be at West Point. He has expressed regrets about not finishing, so I am impressed that he has chosen to return to West Point and share his story with my dd. I think it will also be a time of healing as he thinks about his past while observing the present. In the book West Point: Two Centuries of Honor and Tradition, playwright Arthur Miller wrote a very poignant essay in 1971 titled A Night at West Point. It helped me to understand my brother's anguish in a confusing time for the United States.

    My father was an Army career officer and he shared with us how disgraced he felt, so there was no joy in our family as we lived a life similar in some ways (not all) to the movie "The Great Santini." http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...&mid=385BD92865CB5F83349D385BD92865CB5F83349D

    From the Navy side of things, my brother-in-law is a USNA grad and plans to meet her at Annapolis to share his two cents about the Navy. So, all this Uncle advice should be interesting for my dd to sort out. My husband and I both agree that our goal is to support her in the discovery process, hover if needed and gently back off so that she can make her own decision for her education and career. Most of all, we hope to stay sane through the journey which is starting to feel like a rollercoaster. Thanks for reading.
     
  11. kl3661

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    I think I read that if there were changes you wanted to make or update the scores either call or email the admissions (if they're the ones doing summer seminar)

    Sent using the Service Academy Forums® mobile app
     
  12. EOR

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    How do you guys know if you are accepted or not? Is it through an email or a website that you have to login in to???
     
  13. cali13

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    you'll be notified through email
     
  14. MWM2016

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    I'm assuming then that the admissions for SS was rolling ? I haven't heard anything yet:(
     
  15. cali13

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    The admissions are rolling but the majority will find out between the deadline and May 1st!
     

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