When to Visit?

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by alyswimmer, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. alyswimmer

    alyswimmer Member

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    I was just wondering if it is better to visit the academies for a day during the school year as a senior or as a junior? What do most people do? Thanks!:smile:
     
  2. pilot2b

    pilot2b Candidate Appointee

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    My ALO for USAFA and my Blue and Gold officer for USNA both asked me when I met with them whether I had visited the academy they each represented. With that in mind, you should probably try and visit prior to your interview(s).
     
  3. alyswimmer

    alyswimmer Member

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    ok thanks!
     
  4. osdad

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    What are you wishing to accomplish on your visit? Going someplace without a plan is wandering (that's perfectly Ok in some instances but that's probably not what you're doing.)

    I doubt many BGO would look unfavorably at not having visited - assuming you're some distance away. Many kids see a campus for the very first time on admissions day. Nothing wrong with that.
     
  5. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Agree re BGOs. I typically ask if someone "has visited," but only as ONE means of ascertaining if they're made an effort to familiarize themselves with USNA. In fairness, my area is easy driving distance. If I lived in Kansas, I'd not expect most candidates would have visited.

    If you aren't able to visit -- and many candidates don't for financial or other reasons, do make the effort to read the catalog (available on line), books, etc. about USNA and/or talk to grads or others with knowledge about the Academy.
     

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