USNA, NROTC and EA

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  1. flying8764

    flying8764 Member

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    My DS was accepted into his 1st choice college by EA and they do not need a commitment date until May 1, so we have plenty of time. He has completed all requirements for the USNA and USAFA with the exception of his MOC interviews and securing a CN. His plan B is NROTC, and we are still waiting to hear if he was awarded a NROTC scholarship but had a very favorable interview and was told an exemplary application by the interviewer. I was curious, if one was to accept an offer of EA to a college does that disqualify them from the USNA? Again we are waiting until we hear from the others but I was just curious. Thank you
     
  2. LongAgoPlebe

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    Accepting an offer to any college, whether EA or regular-decision, does not preclude your DS from accepting another offer from another college at some later time. Although they make a big bluster about it, colleges that extend EA admissions offers have no legal recourse against people who accept, then give back their offers. Even accepting an offer from one of the service academies is, in practice, non-binding until the person shows up on I-/R-day, signs the contract, and takes the oath.

    Your DS can sit tight unless/until that offer of appointment (=BFE) shows up in the mail. Then he can turn down other offers, happily and ethically in-the-right. One possible exception is to hang on to a safety school until he makes it through plebe summer, in case he breaks a leg playing volleyball on beach week (knock wood) 2 weeks before I-day.

    However it works out, it sounds like he's really carved a clear path for himself - those kinds of comments don't come cheap. Best to your DS!
     
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  3. kinnem

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    If they don't need an answer until May 1, then why the rush to accept.
     
  4. flying8764

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    Was just curious because I didn't know.
     
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  5. flying8764

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    LongAgoPlebe, the back up idea of hanging on to the safety school is a good idea. When he was a drag this summer we heard a lot about injuries during plebe. I mean a lot and saw a lot of casts. Top two injuries we were told were shoulder injuries (from not conditioning for push ups) and shin splints (from lack of running). My DS is a varsity swimmer but his weakness was running and he did get shin splints frequently until this year when he joined the CC team and became conditioned and had a great coach who helped him with his running goals.
     
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    Well be sure he was accepted as part of Early Action (EA). If he was accepted as part of Early Decision then in theory there is a legal obligation to attend that school once you've accepted.
     
  7. flying8764

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    It is EA
     
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  8. Norfolk63

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    Your note about Plebe summer injuries is significant.
    Suggest checking out the excellent youtube videos from physical therapitst at Navy BUDS training.
    He offers insightful explanation of stress fractures (which are caused by lack of calf stretching) and shoulder injuries (from improper training of shoulder muscles while over training on pushups).
    This is great advice for candidates training for CFA and/or appointees training for I-Day.
    Hope this helps!
    https://search.yahoo.com/search;_yl...sb-top-search&fr=mcafee&type=C211US0D20151111
     
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