USNA college application review

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  1. JSF-35 Pilot 2016

    JSF-35 Pilot 2016 Member

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    I need to know does any former college applicants know when USNA reviews your file? I thought it was in early January. I would love to know this. I am CFA training.... I hate to wait until Feburary to get accepted. Thank you, Brandon OUT
     
  2. USNA1982BGO

    USNA1982BGO Retired Staff Member

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    USNA needs your first semester transcripts from college.
     
  3. usnahopeful

    usnahopeful USNA Midshipman

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    I applied under fall semester: full high school and 15 units of college load, graduated in December and went to college full time spring semester. My application was reviewed in late August (I had everything in by May of my junior year) and I received a LOA around the middle to late September. A nom towards the middle of December and my acceptance came in late December. The Academy never asked me for my college transcript however I had it sent anyways for validations, etc.
    So a little different then just going to college both semesters but the admissions board should start looking at your packet as soon as you have it complete. (minus the nom and possibly BGO and CFA).
    Good luck!
     
  4. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    ^^^^^

    High school students with college credit are typically treated differently than full-time college students. USNA has said that they won't review a college student's packet until first semester grades are in -- that's usually Jan or Feb. This can be good or bad for college students as your college grades count much more heavily than SAT/ACT scores. USNA believes that your performance in college courses (assuming you're taking plebe courses) is the best predictor of your academic success at USNA, which is why they wait for your first semester grades.

    If you complete h.s. early and thus starting college in the spring or are taking college credits while in h.s., you are still considered a h.s. student and USNA will review your packet based on your h.s. data. Obviously, getting As in college level courses while still in h.s. is a help but, in USNA's view, it isn't identical to being a full-time college student.
     
  5. USNA1982BGO

    USNA1982BGO Retired Staff Member

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    ^^^
    Well stated!
    Just at a dinner where Don Nelson from Admissions said that college students are looked at in a very different way than high school candidates.
    He emphasized that the college candidate take a 'plebe' course load and mentioned the courses that USNA looks for as: English, Chemistry, Physics, Calculus and keeping up with physical fitness.
    He also stated that they aren't looking for the high school type extracurriculars or varsity level sports (those you've proved during high school).
    USNA would like to see A's and B's from the college applicant and their package wouldn't be reviewed until first semester "official" college transcripts are received.
    My suggestion is go to the bursar's office at the end of your exam period with money and a self addressed stamped envelope requesting that your official transcript be mailed out as soon as grades are posted (your request must be in writing with your signature to release the transcript). Sometimes it can take as many as 3-4 weeks depending on the size of the college and number of requests that they receive.
    Best of Luck to you!
     

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