Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by gbo3, May 19, 2009.
Any "wait listers" still out there?
My son is still here.
prior enlisted here, still on this mythical "wait list"
My son is on the wait list. It's a positive but anxious time. Hang in there!
GBO, you beat me to it I was going to ask the same question today - my son is still on the list.
I was reluctant post, I didn't want to jinx the process, but its been pretty quite for the past month.
Hang in there.
Bumping this up in hopes of hearing some news!
the wait is over - the letter came today. It said that fewer candidates declined than usual and they could not offer him an appointment. Best of luck to everyone!
If you were wait listed, it means you were VERY close. If USNA is still your dream/objective, definitely consider reapplying for 2014.
Has anyone that is waitlisted received a letter yet?
Stay positive. One of our sponsor sons who just graduated Friday with USNA '09 was waitlisted and then received his appointment 4 days laterr. Quite the roller-coaster ride.
no word, no letters. daughter dropped email to her regional rep updating her files last week and got a simple thank you.
you'd think things might get rolling fairly soon
anybody hear anything this week?
My daughter's fleeting hope for the USNA class of 2013 came to end today when she received a the "thin white envelope" informing her the class of 2013 was filled.
GOOD LUCK TO THE CLASS OF 2013!!
We'll see you next year in Annapolis for the class of 2014!
Sorry to hear that.
Don't give up and good luck next year!
sorry to hear that your daughter didn't make it this year. Don't give up the ship! Keep charging forward. It took me an extra year (I went the NAPS route) and it was well worth the extra year! Best of luck to your daughter and hope to hear she will be a member of the class of 2014
Im finding it hard to sit still and not be proactive about being wait listed- even if the wait list is ranked.
I am not following your concerns at all. The fact that Admissions, except for the 50 Supt nominations, must pick the absolute best by 'examination' leaves little to doubt. By Federal Law, MOCs only have to submit their candidates as late as February. The Academy therefore cannot close out applications until March. It is by law a slow tedious process. Any false hope later dashed by a subsequent better application would prove disastrous.
Perhaps also your daughter should realize that all career paths are equal and that the Admissions Dept should not and cannot award special favors for particular individual career goals, many of which will change in the four years prior to selection.
Our experience with USNA's admissions office was extremely professional. They contacted my son when needed but certainly did not "court" him, nor do I believe it is their job to court an applicant. The last thing the they should be doing is making a candidate feel very "wanted" when in fact the admissions people may see something in the candidate that makes them feel that maybe it is not the right institution or even the candidate may not want this as much as the parent seems to think.
Admissions officers walk a fine line when it comes to contact. As someone who has conducted admissions interviews for another institution, you need to be careful of giving the wrong impression and leading an applicant to draw an incorrect impression/conclusion.
As candidates, it is a great feeling to "be wanted" however in reality the one who courts the strongest may not be the right place. Make sure that "he who wants you" also is the place that you truly want or you are setting yourself up for disappointment.
I have had a child on a waitlist for an Ivy and they certainly did not keep us informed at every step of the process. She sent a card in stating that she wanted to remain on the waitlist and at the end of June cleared said list. She figured that we wold hear something when they had something that she needed to know. Sometimes taking a step back and letting the system work is the right solution. Needing your hand held through the entire process may not lead to the best decisions.
The military is not going to keep you informed of every item in your path, nor are they going to hold your hand for every move, promotion, or job. No time like the present to get used to handling a situation without needing to be coddled.
Very true. I feel that USNA being more stand off and not 'courting' individuals, less LOAs than the other two SAs, etc. are responsible partially for the fact that USNA has the highest graduation rate. Individuals are there because they themselves personally want to be there, not because they were pressured in any way. The desire to be there is the most intangible but also probably one of the most important reasons for success.
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