What now?

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by parentofmen, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. parentofmen

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    Son just saw grades from first quarter college, and they are not good (a C and a D) in Calc and Chem, but good grades in others. Due to a late registration date, the classes more suited to his level in both these subjects were filled so he took these more difficult ones and hoped with a lot of work to do well. With the curve established by the class his grades dropped down, for example one mid-term he scored a 94 but with the curve it amounted to a B-. He was 3Q'd when he applied last year to the Academy and received a nom, and this year has received a nom based on his high school grades and college program participation in NROTC this year. Can't retake the Chem course--it is booked for next quarter, but will be taking the Calc course he couldn't get into last quarter, as well as an English Writing Course and a history course. Has his opportunity been blown?
     
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    Based upon this information, and no apparent avenue for remediation, my speculation would be that there would be no apparent basis upon which to extend appointment at this point in time. Note my specific usage of word ...speculation. Here's that there remains a route open to your good son.

    It would seem a reasonable assumption that should he fit one of the specificic current priority "needs of the Navy" he might have been offered NAPS or other prep school last time around. More likely, being 3Qed, he'd have been appointed.
     
  3. parentofmen

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    I guess what I'm trying to find out here is whether his being academically qualified will be based on this last quarter's grades in college rather than the overall GPA attained in high school/SAT scores (which qualified him last year). As I mentioned, the courses taken this first quarter were the only ones available to him at a late registration date--not necessarily ones he should have taken to do well. He took what Calc and Chem were available because he thought that was what the Academy wanted to see--would have taken English and History (also what the Academy wants to see) but they were full as well.

    So, will these grades prevent him from being academically qualified? He will have new courses this quarter (starting Jan. 3), a new Calc. course, English, History, but unfortunately the Chem course is full (he could retake next quarter).
     
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    My understanding includes the reality that for matriculated college students like yours, college grades trump HS stats and performances. While only USNA admissions folks could inform accurately, precisely ...my speculation is that his LAST quarter grades might be too late to merit being offered appointment, assuming his current academic year ends in April/May?
     

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