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    To future pandemic classes

    From an up and coming 1/C Mid, congratulations if you have been admitted, and good luck to those who are on hold! Before you fully commit to KP, just make sure you know how miserable it will be when you get here. Service academies "suck to be at" but it's even worse amidst a pandemic...
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    Appointment Arrival for the USMA?

    Good evening, everyone. I just received word yesterday from my Senator’s office via the phone that I’ve been awarded an appointment to the USMA Class of 25’. Any idea when my BFE will arrive in the mail? Thanks!
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    Request for Information - is it necessary?

    I'm currently filling out my application to NASS, and I noticed on the USNA Admissions website a link that takes you to a "Request for Information" form. It seems like an important form (it requires social security numbers, addresses, etc). I haven't heard anything about this form, and I was...
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    Appointment Reception for USNA

    I just received a call this morning from my state’s representative in which I received a nomination from that I had been awarded an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. My portal does not yet show the appointment, and I was wondering when it would update? Also when do you think my...
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    Letters of Rec and Submission of Application

    I am looking at the electronic signature for submitting my application. I know that one letter of recommendation has not been completed, though the correct contact info is uploaded and has been sent to the recommender. Can I submit my application before they write their recommendation? The...
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    Specific Employment to increase competitiveness

    I am in high school, and I am currently interviewing for a life guard position at the local indoor water park. Aside from everything else (academics, athletics, of which I already know about and am very competitive and disciplined in, varsity, honors, etc.) would this job specifically be a more...
  7. gaynugget

    Status: Noncompetitive Applicant

    I submitted my PCQ early, on 4/15, as soon as I received my ACT scores. I was supposed to take the SAT in early May, but then it was delayed to August, and now late September due to COVID-19 (I have not taken it previously as of yet). My initial USAFA application has been reviewed twice, on 4/17...
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    Tell me how to improve?

    Hello. I'm an incoming sophomore and I would appreciate it if some folks could tell me what I could improve. GPA - Unweighted 3.22 Weighted 3.77 Academics - On track to earn an associates when I graduate high school, going into algebra 2, have taken English comp 121/122, and I am taking...
  9. D

    Academic Terrors?

    I have read horror stories on these forums from years past of seemingly ridiculously difficult classes/instructors. I haven't seen as many of these within recent years. What is the current climate like for academics? How is the administration right now when it comes to giving plebes/MIDN second...
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    Dilemma

    Let's say a candidate gets accepted into one academy (say, USXA), but reeeally wants another. For example, a candidate gets accepted to US"X"A, but really wants USMMA. But USXA has a deadline to accept an appointment. If the candidate is still technically in the running for USMMA, is it best to...
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    Value of Actuarial Exams

    Hello everyone! I was wondering how impactful actuarial exams are in my application. Living with a single parent, I have difficulty getting to and from extracurriculars so I self studied at home for advanced math tests through the Society of Actuaries. I passed 2 very difficult multivariate...
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    By April 1 – Regular Admission decisions released?

    So just for clarification, all admissions decisions are made by April 1st, but appointments can be offered before this time; is this correct? Additionally, are most appointments released before this date, or on this date? Do sports play a major factor in getting an appointment before the deadline?
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    how do i improve?

    Hey y'all, I'm a junior in hs and i applied for the summer seminar thing and still haven't heard back from them yet, so i thought it would be a good time to start the PCQ. Here's what i have so far for the actual application.. any pointers on where I could improve would be great! SAT (740 R/660...
  14. cousmma5280

    Colorado-Alamosa-Service Academy Information Day-March 7, 2020

    Sponsor: US Senators Michael Bennet & Cory Gardner, and US Representative Scott Tipton Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020 TIME: 1:00 PM LOCATION: Adams State University, 208 Edgemont Blvd, Alamosa, Colorado 81101 The session will be conducted in the McDaniels Hall Classroom MCD 101 PRESENTERS...
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    Sea Year Questions

    What is sea year like? How do people get sea projects done with work (particularly for engine majors)? What might a daily schedule look like? What opportunities are available during sea year? What different types of boats are available? Tug boats, massive cargo ships, etc? What are advantages or...
  16. jagtiger26

    Chances of getting into USAFA with at least three already admitted students in my county?

    In my county (not sure about congressional district but assuming there are more applicants), there are already three students with either a LOA or an athletic offer (1 LOA 2 accepted athletic offers). How much will this negatively impact my chances of getting a nomination/appointment? Do...
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    Naval Academy Admissions Event - Columbus, Ohio 11/24/19

    Interested in attending the Naval Academy? Live in Ohio? Please join us for an opportunity to speak with current midshipmen, admissions staff, and congressional offices about the application process! This event is open to students interested in hearing firsthand accounts from current...
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    Virginia Military Institute Application Chances, Advice, and Questions

    Good morning, afternoon, or evening, I am an out-of-state Florida early decision applicant for the upcoming class. This post is primarily to query this community about my chances at admission to VMI and to ask a few questions. For the past year or so I've read nearly every VMI post on this...
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    Am I Competitive Enough Thus Far To Get Into The USAFA?

    Hello all, I am in my junior year in a Co-Op (homeschool) high school. I am holding a 3.75 GPA and will hopefully like to get that up to a 3.8 or 4.0. I would love to go to the USAFA and study Cyber Science as my degree and am passionate about commissioning and becoming an officer in the USAF...
  20. birdwatcher4125

    Boys State vs SLCDA, which one is more important to Academy Admissions if you could only attend one of them?

    If a USNA candidate were to apply to Boys State and SLCDA, and he were fortunate enough to be offered a spot at both programs, but they both happen to be held during the same week so that he could only attend one of them, which one should he choose? We know that all of the service academies...
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