US to Canada to...where

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  1. ArmyorNot

    ArmyorNot New Member

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    Hello all,

    So, I was attending a university in California (California Lutheran University), and am now transfering to a university in Nova Scotia, Canada (Acadia University). However I am stuck in a rut where I can't figure out what I want to do in the future (I know, who can at my age) which seems to be the reason I transfered to a school out of the country. I have a friend who is currently enrolled at Westpoint and I know that, not only is he getting military training as well as a college education and degree, but he is getting payed to attend as if it were his job. I know that he also has to serve 4 years upon graduating from Westpoint. All in all I do not see any downside to his situation. While I know that there are strict requirements involved in getting accepted as well as going to a military school as well as being part of the military, if that can give me a broader view of what I want my future to be like, as well as allowing me to protect people, then giving up some freedoms for a few years doesn't seem that steep a price. My hope would be to attend USNA, but I am not sure how that would work, as I am already a college student; do I transfer or do I finish normal college and then enroll? Would it even be possible to enroll after finishing normal school? And what would the pros and cons of attending at the two different teams be?

    .....so there we go. I want to join, but I don't know....well anything.

    Cheers
     
  2. EDelahanty

    EDelahanty Member

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    The Naval Academy is seeking highly motivated, well-rounded applicants who excel not only academically, but also in athletics, leadership and service. If you have a strong will to achieve, desire a real challenge, and want to be a leader serving your country, the opportunity of a lifetime could begin for you at the United States Naval Academy. It is one of the greatest adventures you could possibly imagine!

    - CAPT Stephen B. Latta,
    USN (Ret), Dean of Admissions

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    Class of 2015 Snapshot

    Applications
    Men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,652
    Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,493
    Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19,145
    offers of appointment
    Men. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,133
    Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
    Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,426
    class size
    Men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 993
    Women. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
    Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,229
    nominating categories
    Presidential . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 806
    Congressional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,905
    Secretary of the Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
    ROTC/JROTC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
    Children of Deceased or Disabled Veterans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

    geographical distribution
    and international students
    Midshipmen were admitted from every state in the nation, as well as
    Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Class of 2015
    also includes twelve international students from: Bangladesh (1),
    Jordan (1), Korea (1), Lebanon (1), Maldives (1), Mexico (2), Singapore (1),
    Sri Lanka (1), Thailand (1), and Tunisia (2).
    alumni sons and daughters (68)
    The class of 2015 includes 55 sons and 13 daughters of alumni.
    Five members of the entering class have both parents who are alumni
    of the Naval Academy.
    military background
    Total Former Enlisted*
    Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
    Marine Corps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
    Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
    * This figure includes 25 who entered directly from the Fleet (21 Navy, 4 USMC),
    and 21 from Naval Academy Prep School (16 USN, 5 USMC).

    We would like to meet you if you are in the Annapolis area and want to learn more about the admissions process. Visit us in Leahy Hall on the Naval Academy campus. Interested students, parents, and educators are encouraged to attend one of four daily briefings (two on Saturday). These briefings will start with a 15-minute video and conclude with an informative discussion led by an active duty Navy or Marine Corps admission officer. These officers are admissions experts and can address the questions you have about gaining entrance into the Naval Academy.
    No appointment is necessary to attend one of these briefings.

    Leahy Hall Briefing Times
    Monday - Friday * 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.
    Saturday * 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
     
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  3. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    There's a lot to learn, yes. I'd say you read through the Admissions websites and give them a call if you have any doubts.

    By the way, the serving requirements are, after the 8 years at the Service Academy, you will serve 5 years Active Duty and 3 years on Reserve (at least that's for the USMA).
     

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