US Naval Academy Summer Seminar 2010

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  1. hockeypals

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    Has anyone heard yet about acceptance to the 2010 sessions of the summer seminar? What are the dates that people usually hear?
     
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    The first letters arrived around St.Patty's Day (the 17 I think). As you can see by the big NASS thread, a lot of people have already been accepted, and If you haven't gotten the letter yet, don't worry, there's still a lot of time.

    Even if you were to not get into NASS, that definitely does not mean that you cant get into the USNA. I hope you get in, and good luck with everything!

    Sean
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  3. hockeypals

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    Thanks. My daughter is applying and we didn't know if all the acceptances were out. I did see that a lot of people heard after March 15. She's still hoping!
     
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    My son checked with Admissions this morning since he had not heard one way or another. Admissions said that letters will sent through May 1st.
     
  5. mtnman17

    mtnman17 USMA Appointee 2015

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    Is may 1 when they start sending out denials then?
     
  6. hockeypals

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    So sad. My daughter received her TWE today about the NASS. She has a 4.0, lots of extracurricular sports and clubs. She has been working out (swimming, running, sit-ups, etc.). Don't know what else to do. Very discouraging, since 2200 go to NASS and only 1000 or so actually go to Academy. We don't know what they are looking for. Their loss!
     
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    hockeypals: Wow! Sounds as though your daughter should have definitely been competitive. What are your daughters SAT / ACT scores?
     
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    I'm so sorry to hear that! NASS shouldn't mean anything at all though, because they try to meet their geographical quotas. Maybe you live in a competitive area?

    Also, I believe when you applied has an effect. As in did your daughter apply early, within the first couple weeks of when the application opened?
     
  9. PositiveThinking

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    hockeypals - my son wasn't accepted to NASS last year, but he received his appointment to USNA in February! He was very bummed because he wanted to go to NASS badly, but in the end it just made him work harder. During the time in June when he would have gone to NASS, he took a class to get his SCUBA certification which he loved and was a good addition to his resume. He got to attend a CVW last fall, so he had a chance to visit the campus. Encourage your daughter to complete her application early and request a fall CVW if possible. Good luck! :thumb:
     
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    She hasn't taken SATs yet (next month). Her PSATs were 62 math, 57 critical reading and 55 writing; National Honor Society, Math & Spanish honor societies. She is ranked high in her class. The only thing she doesn't have is a leadership position in her sport or in her clubs. Maybe that is a biggie. Also, I didn't know they have geographical quotas. Maybe that had something else to do with it. Anyway, she is determined, so I don't think this will stop her.
    Thanks for all the good feedback.
     
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    Thanks also to Positive Thinking for the info on her son. That gives me a good perspective. My daughter got her first sailing certification last summer (that's when she first saw the Naval Academy and fell in love with it). She plans on getting a second certification this summer. Also, what is CVW? I'm not familiar with that. Thanks again.
     
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    Well there's her problem. The main academic component of getting into NASS (and every other Service Academy's SS) is standardized test scores (including the PSAT if thats all the canidate has taken). That is the only academic information they really look at, because class rank is really irrelevant unless a school profile is also submitted (Being first in a class that has a large amount of kids with low GPA's is less impressive than being in a school with a lot of really smart kids). And for the Service Academies, those PSAT scores are on the low side. Combine that with being in a competitive area and getting into NASS is almost impossible.

    However, as many people have said, getting into NASS and actually getting an appointment are two very different things. When you actually apply to the USNA, things like class rank and GPA come into play.
     
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    I don't think her scores are that bad! But when you live in a competitive area, you need as many things working for you as you could get! It's definitely not only test scores they're looking for. One person on this forum received a composite SAT score below 1600 and he/she still got into NASS even though he/she lives in a highly competitive area. However, he/she has very impressive extracurricular involvements.
     
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    Thanks for the updates. This is really helpful!
     
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    They are not geographical quotas per se.....all the SA's need appointees from across the United States. Some areas, for eg. near military bases, near the coast, attract more interest in USNA than say, where we live: west Texas. So, some areas are more competitive to gain admission. USNA actively recruits in areas where they do not receive as much interest. They want to attract as qualified of candidates from west Texas as from San Diego......so, they bring more from "under represented" areas to programs like NASS.

    Please realize that many kids get into USNA who did not attend NASS.

    And, yes, leadership, is a "biggie." A very important "biggie!"
     
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    USNA Summer Seminar

    My grandson has been accepted into the USNA Summer Seminar but has not received information about what he needs to bring with him. Will he need shorts, t shirts, specific shoes, etc? Thank you.
     
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    Thank you for the information!
     

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