What is taking so long!

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by Hopeful MDN, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. Hopeful MDN

    Hopeful MDN Member

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    I've had my application in for almost a month and a half, so has the board even looked at it yet? I am just confused as to how long I have to wait before I receive any type of notification.
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    This question has already been asked and answered. Check out the thread immediately below this: "Why has my application not been reviewed by the Board." Same answers for your situation.
     
  3. kay

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    EA

    Please explain the EA I have read about on here...how is one considered for an EA? My son's application has been in since August (first week) DODMERB passed in June, etc...and we have had contact with the Naval Academy via an Officer from Annapolis visiting our home to speak with him (and us)...will he be considered a candidite for EA? He still has not recieved an LOA----I am VERY confused! Thanks!!
     
  4. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    Letters of Assurance may be granted to HIGHLY QUALIFIED candidates.

    They are issued on the strength of the applicant, not on the basis of application date submission. A candidate may submit his application in August and not hear until May. Another candidate may submit his application and may have an a LOA a week later.

    EA? (Early Action) :confused: I don't believe the USNA has an Early Action program other than assuring the candidate of a conditional appointment via the LOA process.
     
  5. popeyesmom

    popeyesmom Member

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    You better get used to the "hurry up and wait" or this process will destroy you. The best advice I can give is enjoy your sons and daughters while you can. And Applicants: enjoy your freedom and your friends.
     
  6. K_Delrosario

    K_Delrosario Prospective

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    It's really hard to enjoy if we're not sure if we're going to get in yet.
     
  7. gbo3

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    don't be impatient and don't put all your eggs in one basket. My daughter did not receive a final yes or no from the academy until June 22. Most colleges want deposits by May 1st.

    get on with your life, make sure you have your plan B school applications done before Nov. 1 (most scholarship deadlines) waiting and worrying won't do you any good.
     
  8. USNA'02

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    ^^^

    I'm in agreement w/ gbo3

    You need to move on and focus on your senior year and keeping your grades up. enjoy it - once your packages are done, your interviews are complete now all you can do is sit and wait...the first step is receiving your nomination. When I was applying I got the great news of my nomination over Thanksgiving...then came the LONG wait for the "appointment" from USNA which didn't come until April when I was holding out offers of golf scholorships from various colleges, but received my offer to NAPS which I gladly accepted.

    Some MOCs don't have to have their nominations into USNA until January which means appointments might not be handed out until after the new year. Stressing and worrying will do you no good. You really do have to have a plan B

    Best of luck and do your best to relax and enjoy your senior year
     
  9. USNA1982BGO

    USNA1982BGO Retired Staff Member

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    Some of us, though highly qualified didn't hear until late April.
    Agree with the previous responses, you are going to worry yourself sick and miss out on all the fun of your senior year.
    Chill and try not to wear too deep a tread to the mailbox. :smile:
     
  10. Mindy G

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    As the song goes "we've only just begun" the ride will be long, we did not get the final letter until April
     
  11. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Some candidates WILL hear earlier than others. This MAY be due to the strength of their packet but may also be due to other factors such as how quickly their MOC completes his/her nom process AND turns in the names, when someone's record is reviewed by the Admissions Board, whether they are eligible for a Pres nom and thus don't have to wait for an MOC nom (altho a Pres nom may or may not be sufficient), etc.

    Thus, the fact you don't hear anything in Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec., Jan., Feb., or March -- or even until April is not necessarily bad. It is USNA's stated intent to notify everyone of his/her status (appointment, no appointment, wait listed) by April 15.

    This isn't a civilian school -- USNA must wait for the noms process to work its way through before they can start offering appointments. That slows down everything.
     
  12. harmi

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    Letters of Rejection

    Does anyone know when The USNA will begin to notify candidates if their apps have been rejected? Will it be immediately after the board reviews it or will they send out mass mailings? just curious...Thanks!
     
  13. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Fortunately or unfortunately, rejections typically come after Jan. 31. The reason is that additional information could come in before that date that could change the Board's vote, such as new SAT/ACT scores, first semester grades, additional honors, etc. Thus, in my experience, rejections typically aren't sent until Feb. or March. However, it's possible that some folks have heard earlier.
     
  14. harmi

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    Rejection

    Thank you...hoping my son does not get "one of those" letters!!! Still hoping for an LOA!!
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Most acceptances also come in Feb. and March. But they do still come after that, so don't give up hope.
     
  16. Mindy G

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    The process is a long one so as I have said before hang on. Many people get in who do not recieve LOA's. Bite those nails, stalk the postman and UPS guy/gal looking for the big enevelope. It will all be over by May 1.
     
  17. harmi

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    Hope

    Not giving up hope...hoping my son does not as well...he has wnated to be in the USNA since 7th grade...hope he stays focused on what he REALLLY wants...:rolleyes:
     
  18. harmi

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    Mindy...is your son or daughter at the academy? If so, how was your waiting process? When did your child recieve the news? Have they ever had an officer visit your home? (NOT the Blue Gold)...just curious of how some of the other parents weathered the "Admissions Storm"...any advice for us hopefuls?:redface:
     
  19. aznarkarus

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    To all plebe wannabes:

    Say you guys really wanted to go to an amusement park. You take the first opportunity to go, ride all the rides again and again until you get sick of them, and then some more. Now, say you wanted to go do something else, like go home, or hang out with your non-amusement park friends, but you couldn't, because you didn't ride the rollercoaster enough times yet. Kind of sucks, doesn't it?

    Guys, acceptance to an academy is but a short term accomplishment. If you consider yourselves to be good candidates, be confident! Don't get complacent, but try to picture yourselves in a pair of court shoes. Once you are at the academy, the application does not matter one bit. Might as well not make a huge deal out of it now. Go out, have fun, and do all the things you will not be able to do in the distant future.

    Hope this puts things into perspective, and good luck to 20-14 and NAPS 20-11. Wish you guys the best.

    BEAT AIR FORCE!


    -Ark
     
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  20. Memphis9489

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    My twins each had an LOA and an appointment and we still paid the deposits to the back-up university.

    How did we know that one of them wouldn't break a leg prior to I-day? Sadly, it happens. You can't show up on I-day with some serious illness, limping, or on crutches. You have to be in good enough physical shape to hit the PEP field the following morning.

    Unless you have a crystal ball, the prudent thing to do is have a back-up plan to the very end - even with an appointment in your hand. Yeah, I know that it's difficult to write a check to a university you do not plan to attend - but you have to factor in that you are getting ready to go to a school where virtually everything is free.
     

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