When are NASS acceptances sent out?

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  1. SA2017

    SA2017 Member

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    Does anyone know When are NASS acceptances are sent out?
    Also on the usafa side of things it was stated that 80% of usafa SS attendees are accepted to usafa. On the USMA side it stated that 50% of SLS attendees eventually are accepted to USMA. Is there any numbers like that available for NASS acceptees?
     
  2. futuremid

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    I applied end of February and received my acceptance in March!
     
  3. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    I got my acceptance in mid-April.

    The number floating around for NASS is a third. Seems smaller, but NASS does have more attendees.
     
  4. Whistle Pig

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    My understanding is USNA is doing this differently this year. Please correct, edify ... those who might know more specifically.

    Already we know the "start-up" date for apps has been 31 days earlier than the traditional 01 February date.
     
  5. navyrn

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    I noticed on the website that they added some information pertaining to SS -
    it states " Applications submitted between January and 1 April will all be evaluated equally. We will make final notices of acceptance by May 1st. "
     
  6. Whistle Pig

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    There you go. That would seem to edify, enlighten my input, even if it doesn't specify the matter. What we know, it seems, applicants'll hear by 01 May. And possibly sooner. But maybe not.

    In the word of the dyslexic rabbi ... YO!
     
  7. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    My gut feel based on prior years is that it's like regular admissions, where everyone will be notified by April 15 -- but most will be notified earlier.

    Last year, applications opened on Feb. 1 and many were notified in March, and some later of course. That would suggest that people might start hearing in February this year. But that's only a guess.
     
  8. csmeeks

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    I was a very weird case last year for NASS. I applied at midnight on Jan 31. but I did not receive notification until four days before the start day of my session. The midshipmen in charge of the event didnt even know I was coming so they didnt even have anything prepared for me but it just goes to show that as long as you want it bad enough and you are determined as ever you can get it.
     
  9. babblinbrooke44

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    I've done a lot of reading and research, and 30% seems to be the number as nuensis stated, but right along with that, it was made clear that was simply a the number of plebes on I-day that had attended NASS, so make sure not to get correlation mixed up with causation!

    ps. I guess i'm part of that 30% now though :biggrin:
     
  10. Whistle Pig

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    Your 30% might be right, but I think it may be substantially higher especially if looking at appointees eligible to participate in NASS. Others?
     
  11. Vista123

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    WP-Can you clarify?
    Thank you
     
  12. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    All,

    Please remember that NASS is a recruiting tool designed to introduce USNA to individuals and schools that historically haven't sent any or many students to USNA.

    Thus, the "most qualified" don't always receive acceptances. I personally know of many candidates turned down for NASS who have received appointments to USNA. And some who attended NASS who didn't receive appointments.

    So, if you are turned down for NASS, please don't assume that your quest for a USNA appointment is doomed. It is not.
     
  13. navymanshaq

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    Last year the application opened in Feb. instead of Jan. and some got acceptance letters 2 weeks after but I didn't get mines until 2 months after I filled the app out.
     
  14. 1964BGO

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    Because NASS is used as a recruiting tool and selection is not necessarily merit based, I strongly recommend looking at the sports camps and other opportunities to visit the Yard in some officially sanctioned manner so you can get a sense of what USNA is about. For some of the younger readers, eg, 8th, 9th, and 10th graders, take a serious look at STEM.
     
  15. craeder

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    I echo this suggestion -- last summer, DS signed up for Navy Swim Camp (and same day received his acceptance to NASS 3!) so he was able to spend two weeks at USNA and said both were different but very helpful.
     
  16. USNA2016Dad

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    Good Gouge

    That sounds like good gouge. My son has attended STEM, CVW, 2 wrestling camps along with NASS last summer. Initially, he was not accepted to NASS but was invited to CVW. During a meeting with parents there, it was obvious many were concerned that their child was not going to NASS. It was told that they should not be concerned. NASS is a marketing tool and also, if your child is at CVW, USNA is pretty sure they have him/her hooked anyway and that CVW was a way of reassuring them of that. But there's more. Before checking into CVW, we made a quick visit to Leahy Hall and said hello to our CGO. My son wanted to thank him for the invitation to CVW and inquired about a waiting list. We were told there was one (due to any number of reasons, some selected for NASS can't make the session they were assigned to) and the CGO would be glad to add my son to the list. The CGO also mentioned he now had a face to my son's name.:smile: Several days after coming home from CVW, my son received his TWE inviting him to NASS. Bottom line, NASS is not a prerequisite for admission to USNA. And if one is not initially accepted to NASS, call your CGO and ask about being put on the waiting list. It all worked out in my son's case.
    Cheers Everyone
     
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  17. Whistle Pig

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    I confess to being totally baffled.

    Why would CVW participants be concerned about being on NASS waiting lists or attending?:confused:

    Are we confused or winging it?? Or am I stroking out ... again? :eek: Help me out here.
     
  18. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    ^^^^

    I believe CVWs are sometimes offered to rising juniors. Or so I'm told.
     
  19. Vista123

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    my son received this in an email from his BGO:

    "We can try and arrange an opportunity for you to visit the Naval Academy next year during the admission cycle for the class of 2017"

    I would assume that means his senior year of highschool not this year as a Junior.
     
  20. USNA2016Dad

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    No, I'm not confused and I'm not winging it. What I wrote about happened to my son last spring and summer. Initially, he was passed over for Summer Seminar and was later offered Candidate Visit Weekend. Before he checked into Candidate Visit Weekend we visited our Candidate Guidance Officer to thank him for the invitation to Candidate Visit Weekend. That was where we found out about a waiting list and asked to be put on it. My son was. After my son returned home from Candidate Visit Weekend he received an invitation to Summer Seminar. He wanted to go to Summer Seminar because he wanted to spend time at USNA. He loves the place, wants to go to school there and ultimately, serve as a naval officer. My son found by attending both Candidate Visit Weekend and Summer Seminar he got a more comprehensive look into USNA than had he participated in just one of these fine programs. His determined and steady work have been paid off with an appointment to the class of 2016.
    Cheers...
     
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