usna admissions question

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    Eczema Waiver Granted ~ What are my chances?

    I was medically disqualified for a history of eczema on 11/29 by DoDMERB and was waived by USNA on 12/10. This is exciting because I do not have an LOA and the pharmacy records I submitted to DoDMERB included prescriptions from only 2 years ago to treat eczema which initially led me to believe...
  2. MrMe

    Complete Pending Review to Pending?

    Hello, I am an applicant to USNA and other service academies. In my USNA application portal currently, I have everything completed and have both a Presidential and Congressional Nomination. I have one medical waiver that is under review. When I checked my portal yesterday, my application...
  3. jrpoint21

    Am I a competitive candidate?

    Hello all, I submitted my USNA application a couple of weeks ago and I was wondering how my application is (competitive-wise) as most of you are experienced in the SA area. I graduated HS in May, (taking a gap year due to some family things) Graduated HS with an Associate of Science (cum...
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    applying in college

    hello all, just wanted to get some perspective to see if I would stand a chance of getting an appointment to usna. right now, I'm a freshman at my local 4-year college and am not taking any "plebe" classes this semester because of my late orientation date and all of those classes being full (so...
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    How long BGO interviews "typically" last?

    Hello all, I have a question about how long BGO interviews "typically" last. How long did your/your child/etc's BGO interview last? Mine lasted barely fifteen minutes. It was conducted virtually and I was only asked why I wanted to come to USNA. I am feeling a little apprehensive as I was not...
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    Significance of Candidate Visit Weekend Invite?

    Hello good people of the Service Academy Forms, I just received an invitation to Candidate Visit Weekend weekend, and I’m trying to decide how to proceed. Baseline facts: Attended Summer Seminar USNA is my #1 choice I feel like I know enough about what I’m getting myself into to go to USNA...
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    What more do I need

    Hi all. One of my goals is to become a pilot for the military and I am working towards an appointment to the Naval Academy. I heard getting started early is best and was wondering if I was on the right track. I started my first sport wrestling in the fall. I managed to get 6th in my district I...
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    Hello SA forums, just wanted to get some informed opinions on some things and my current situation. I would like to attend the Naval Academy, but I am nowhere near a competitive applicant. The next best thing is NROTC. In the area I live in, there is only one school (School A) that has NROTC...
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    College Applicant with a Complex Situation (i.e. Scoliosis, glasses, bad grades)

    Hello service academy forums, my situation is complex. I am an 18 year old, female senior, in high school and I discovered the service academies in March of my junior year (2022). I had no idea what they were and had never heard of them. After doing some intense research into them, I knew this...
  10. FutureAVIATOR_USNA

    What To Do in Middle School (USNA)

    I know that @Don't Give Up the Ship already answered this but I figure this may help others. Sooo what can a middle schooler do to get on the path for USNA? 7th Grade I say the previous because in 8th you can do summer STEM.
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    Questions About Braces

    I received an LOA to the Naval Academy in late January, but I finally received info from DODMERB about my braces. They want me to fill out an Orthodontic Questionnaire stating my treatment will finish before I day. However, from previous talks with my Orthodontist I know my treatment will take...
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    Formal Application

    I sent in my preliminary application a little over 2 months ago and have not received a formal application. I got the confirmation email saying that I would receive said formal application in the near future, but that was some time ago now. Is this normal? I am attending a 4-year university...
  13. K

    Leadership Advice

    Hey everybody! I'm applying for the class of 2026 and I have a huge concern about my leadership. At the moment, the only leadership posts I held at school are being the swim team captain and founder/president of a school club. I have not been involved with my school's student council, however, I...
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    Received DQ today. Are these codes "waiverable?"

    DS was DQ'd by DoDMERB today with the following codes: D155.70 Myopia - refractive error greater than -8.00 diopters (spherical equivalent) Myopia - refractive error greater than -8.00 diopters (spherical equivalent) D225.00 History of any dislocation, subluxation or instability of the...
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    Applying to USNA for the first-time after one-year in college

    For most of high school, I thought I wanted to be an engineer in the private sector, so most of my resume and extracurriculars were geared toward that (i.e. advanced math, physics, math clubs, some sports). It wasn't until hearing about a friend of mine get into USNA that I began looking into...
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    Standardized Test Score Question

    So I am currently a community college student studying engineering, and am doing well with my courses, extracurricular activities, and leadership experiences. However, my SAT and ACT scores are not good (24 composite ACT, 1180 SAT). Obviously, I need to retake these tests and score as high as I...
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    BGO is MIA

    I opened an application at USNA when I applied for NASS back in January, I have since been accepted and was expecting an email from my BGO at some point in the process. I emailed my Area Coordinator asking if I could get my BGOs contact information and he never responded, I then met my Area...
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    Alternate Nomination Sources

    I have an LOA from the Naval Academy but somehow I slipped through the cracks during the congressional nomination process. Nobody gave me a nomination to USNA, how good of a chance do I have of getting a Vice presidential or Superintendent's nomination? Thanks to all
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    Received email from USNA about waiver

    Yesterday (03/15/18) I received an email from usna stating "Good afternoon. You are currently in the medical waiver process for the medical disqualification that you have received from DODMERB. I have attach a Orthodontist Transfer-Patient-In-Active treatment form. Please have...
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    Conditional Appointment based on medical qualification

    I was given a LOA towards the beginning of February and I went on my USNA applicant portal and the only required action was medical qualification. I was medically disqualified in September (my astigmatism exceeded the limit by 0.5) and since then, the status on my DoDMERB site has been "pending...