naval academy

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    Powerlifting and Sports

    Hi all, I am an incoming Plebe and am very into weightlifting. I would love to join the powerlifting team during my time at USNA. First - what are the athletic requirements at the Naval Academy? Does each student need to be a part of some team whether it’s varsity, club, or intramural? Someone...
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    Allergies and Aviation

    Hi! I am currently a sophomore in High school and turn 17 in October when I'll be a junior. I intend on applying to the Naval Academy Class of 2030. I have wanted to be a Naval Aviator for as long as I can recall. However, I recently came across complications to this plan. I've had glasses for...
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    Replying to this thread until appointment/redirection (with a JROTC nom)

    I just read that @blinkus (who started theirs) got their appointment to the Naval Acadmey after 52 days! This manifestation has also encouraged me to start my own. For background, I have a JROTC nom and people from my state/ district are getting their appointments right now. I have a USAFA...
  4. VP.28

    Validating Calculus

    Hello all! Looking at the course validation options, I noticed that they give tests over plebe summer all the way to Calculus 3. It looks like my 4 in BC (4 AB sub score too) will validate me out of Calc I and Calc II. For those who do validate Calc 3, will you be placed in Math IV plebe year...
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    Which academy has the best overall environment for physical training?

    To be more clear: which academy has the best gym? Rec center? Nearby trails to run? Equipment? I have lifted in the USAFA cadet gym, and it is pretty sweet, so I wanted to know how other academies stack up. Yes, I understand this is purely an opinion. This is mostly a trivial matter. I am...
  6. VP.28

    Difference between Maritime Cyber and Cyber Warfare Engineering?

    Hello, I’ve been wondering about the difference between the new Maritime Cyber Warfare community and the Cyber Warfare Engineering community. Can anyone really flesh out the differences between the two? What would stations look like (shore duty or boat duty? both?)? What is their primary focus...
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    Recommendations Not Sending

    Hello All, I am a reapplicant for the class of 28, I am 94% of the way done with my application for this year. I have everything done for the LOR however everyone I put into the system says that they have not gotten their email yet. Why is this? Do I need to turn in my complete application...
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    Application Status

    Last week, I called the Naval Academy and they confirmed that my application was 100% complete, early, and still viable for an LOA (Letter of Assurance). On Friday last week, the status of my application stated, "Complete - Pending Review" Now it updated today and says, "Pending" Do you know...
  9. Mei_Mez07

    Class of 2029 Applicant: Extracurriculars

    Hello! I'm Mei and I really want to apply to go to the Naval Academy. I am currently a junior in high school. I want to study chemistry at the Naval Academy, and after serving my 9 years in the Navy I hope to go to medical school to be a doctor for the military (probably something with trauma...
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    Could you get a letter of recommendation from a math teacher that you had for a couple weeks in two separate years?

    For my junior year of highschool, I transferred out of AP Calculus BC because my first test grade was bad. For my senior year of highschool, I was in AP Calculus BC for a short time, but transferred to take a different AP class as my school limits the amount of APs you can take to 6. Would it be...
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    USNA Summer Seminar "Remarks" Section

    I am almost done with my submission for my Summer Seminar application for the Naval Academy. But there is one big thing left that is optional, and that is the "Remarks" section. It states, "REMARKS: Optional. Enter any additional comments here". I asked my counselor, and he said that it can...
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    Skipping Spring Sports Senior Year?

    I have recently been offered an appointment to USNA co ‘27, and I am wondering if I should abstain from playing lacrosse senior year of HS. I tore my ACL last Spring playing lacrosse, and am worried that it could happen again, which would cause me to lose my appointment. I’ve been going to...
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    Naval Academy vs Coast Guard Academy

    I am a high school senior, and have recently been accepted to USNA and USCGA for the Class of 2027. I am very excited about the prospect of attending one of these schools, but I cannot figure out which is best for me. Coast Guard seems to have a great familial atmosphere and exciting summer...
  14. VP.28

    USAFA Equivalent to Sea Trials?

    I've been spending a lot of time looking at both the Air Force and Naval Academies over the past few years, and a new question popped up recently. Does the Air Force Academy have something equivalent to USNA's Sea Trials? Some sort of cumulative event at the end of freshman year? Thanks in advance!
  15. makushin

    Navy Cross Country Camp

    I just have a quick question; how many people typically attend these camps? Do most stay overnight?
  16. makushin

    Athletics' effect on admissions

    I'm currently a sophomore in high school, running XC and TF. I'm about 20 seconds away from a semi-competitive mile time for NCAA D1. I'm am also part of two honor societies, volunteer for the Salvation Army regularly, participate in a leadership position in the Sea Cadets, am two years ahead in...
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    Can I get into the Naval Academy if I have Visual Snow Syndrome?

    Please if someone knows let me know it’s very important to me.
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    Question about USMA, USNA USAFA

    I'm currently a Sophomore and can I able to get into USMA, USNA USAFA with a weighted GPA of 3.64, unweighted 3.28? Also, I'm in junior varsity for wrestling and I'm going to do track next semester, also I have 110 hours of community hours, I'm in the minority. Lastly, I'm an officer in the news...
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    DODMERB Seizure Disqualification

    Hello, Around 2014, I was diagnosed with Absence seizures and was put on medication to prevent them. The medication worked, and I believe that my last seizure was in early 2016. I was taken off of the medication on March 4th 2018. I also had a negative EEG test. Ever since then, I have had no...
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    Eating Disorder, Depression, and DOR

    After reading countless threads and posts on this website and others I came across some good advice, but not the advice that I need exclusively. Some background on me: I went to the University of Wyoming this past year and studied Architectural Engineering, I decided that the civilian college...