younger candidates

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  1. K_Delrosario

    K_Delrosario Prospective

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    For candidates who may be under the age requirements of the academy, due to the simple fact that they had skipped a few grades in school, are they not considered eligible for admission, or is there a special waiver for them?

    I know two in my HS graduating class who will be graduating at the ages of 15 and 16. Both of them had told me that USNA was a choice for undergrad, but I have yet to tell them the caveat that deals with their ages.
     
  2. MorganC

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    To add to this question, I have a friend who hasn't skipped any grades but will not turn 18 until December 31 of her freshman year of college. Would this create a problem?
     
  3. C/ 2nd Lt. McKnight

    C/ 2nd Lt. McKnight Member

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    You must be 17 the year you enter the academy. So they would have to either wait a year or two and then apply, or go to a regular college and apply from there. Either way they are going to have to wait.
     
  4. C/ 2nd Lt. McKnight

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    No it won't. It's kind of the same with me. I won't be 18 until November 4 of my freshmen year of college. :shake: As long as you are 17 by the time you enter the academy you are good. :thumb:
     
  5. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    You have to be 17 on I-Day. It's not waiverable. Thus, if you're too young, you need to go to college for a year (or more). This has happened before with USNA candidates.
     
  6. MJOmom

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    There are good reasons for the age requirement. It's not enough to be smart. Or even emotionally mature. You need all that, plus physical development. A 16 year old boy is just that physically ... 16 years old ... and most likely on some emotional levels too ... it's very tough even for (nearly) full grown candidates, a younger person ... is just that ... young ...

    getting a year or so of college under your belt is a good thing. you can validate classes, move ahead academically, and really be ready for the rest of it ...

    good luck ...
     

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