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    Help for USNA Personal Statement

    Hello all, I am currently applying for the USNA. In the application, there is an essay requirement. I am just here to receive feedback and see what I can do better. This is a rough draft, and I expect to change some things in the future. (1) Describe what led to your initial interest in the...
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    Age requirements

    Hello, so I just found out about the Academy and was wondering how the age requirements worked. I am twenty two with one semester of community college, can you seriously not get in if your not already a freshman by your 22nd birthday? I could totally understand the 26 yr old scenario and being...
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    Still not contacted for DoDMERB

    I was told that I would be contacted to for the DoDMERB. I'm told that I qualified, but it's been months and no contact. I've tried to reach out by email and phone, no response. Any advice?
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    Unable to complete/submit application

    All checks are green, but one- but unable to submit SAT/ACT scores and unable to reach anyone via email of phone to resolve. Everything else done, but still no DODMERB. Concerned with deadline in days.
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    Nomination Not Showing up in Portal

    Good morning everyone! So I was contacted earlier this week about receiving a principle nomination from one of my Senators to the United States Military Academy, and yesterday I was contacted by their office that they were submitting the nomination to West Point as we spoke. The staffer thought...
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    Trouble With Seminar Application

    I submitted my US Air Force Academy 2021 Summer Seminar application last week. After submission, the "your application has been submitted successfully" message appeared as expected. However, once I returned to the home screen, it said my application was 15% complete and that I needed to finish...
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    Request for some feedback on my application

    Hi all!! As a current senior, I've seen so many positive threads of candidates posting their profiles and getting feedback. I'm here hoping for the same constructive criticism. For background, I was accepted as a candidate to USAFA, USMA, and USNA, however, as my main reason for wanting to...
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    advice with applying for OTS

    Hi, I'm 37 years old and so glad that the cutting age changed, but I need to do something fast and the right way because I don't have time. I did my first-time AFOQT test in 2015, I didn't know I could only do it twice, so I wasn't prepared and on my second time, I got some food poisoning and...
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    Photos in application resume?

    Wondering if it might be helpful or frowned upon if my DS added any pictures to the "optional upload" part of the application? He plans to include a pretty standard resume there, but has 2 pics of him on a sailboat and in the water teaching disabled kids to swim that I (very biased!) love and...
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    Chances for Army ROTC Scholarship?

    Thanks for taking the time to look through this. I haven’t done my fitness assessment yet but the numbers on here are my estimates for when I do it. Everything else is up to date. GPA (unweighted): 4.0 GPA (weighted): 5.56 ACT: 36 (with a 36 in all four sections, not sure if that matters in...
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    How does school selection work for ROTC scholarships?

    I’d like to preface this by saying I’m a rising senior who is in the process of applying to Army ROTC. I am trying to decide how to rank the schools on my list, but it’s hard to find definitive details about how the scholarships work in regards to different schools. If I list 7 schools, what...
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    Documentation of Service Hours

    Hi everyone, Do I need to provide documentation/evidence to corroborate all non-school related activities? I know that I will have to get my h.s. guidance counselor to respond to the email thing that's a part of the app. But for other activities, I don't have to have proof or anything right? For...
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    Opinion needed from BGO or parent of midshipman please

    I have been contacted by a parent who has a daughter interested in the academies. This potential candidate is appears qualified on paper (great grades, volunteer, girls state, two sport athlete and letter-winner, etc). This potential candidate has said that she wishes to quit her spring sport as...
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    USMA Candidate Questionnaire 2019

    Hello, as you probably know, the USMA candidate questionnaire form opened today. I was planning on completing it ASAP, but I became unsure when I got to the sports and school activities section. I am planning on playing varsity baseball this spring, but tryouts haven't started yet. I am also...
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    Letter of Recommendation Question

    I understand that I will need a letter of recommendation from an English instructor. However, as a community college student, I have not had an English class in a while (I tested out of English a while ago). I understand that instead, the letter of recommendation may come from another Humanities...
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    Resume Format

    In my application to the USCGA, do you guys think it is worth it to include a resume? I think a lot of it would be a rehash of what is already in the essays or extra-curricular stuff. Additionally, is there a specific format that is recommended for the resume?
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    Is my answer to the "Why you want to attend..." informative enough?

    This isn't for any specific application, but I want to know if I am heading in the right direction when answering the "Why do you want to attend a U.S. Service Academy?" question. I understand this question will likely be asked a lot from a lot of different sources (Nomination applications...
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    Where do I start?

    Hi everyone, I turn sixteen this saturday and I am going into my junior year of highschool. I'm younger for my class. As this is my junior year I'm really nervous about the whole 17 before July 1st deal, will I not be able to be accepted? I'm sixteen on August fourth, so in two days. I have a...
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    Application help

    Hello my name is **REMOVED** and I’m an up coming senior from Florida. I submitted my summer seminar/ preliminary application in January and received word that I didn’t make it in April. In the email it stated that I would be told if I made it or not to be able further the application process...
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    Connections

    I am a HS Senior in the Greater Louisville/ Kentuckana area interested in applying to the USCGA. I feel so cut off in this area. I need people to talk to. Any potential applicants, current cadets, or past graduates willing to talk and exchange advice and tips about the application process...
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