1. AcademyKid

    Thank you.

    Hey everyone, Back in April, I posted a thread on whether I should attend the Academy or do NROTC at UCLA. I received so much helpful feedback from the forum community. I ended up choosing USNA, which is the best decision I’ve ever made in my life. Plebe summer was tough but a blast. It’s been...
  2. F

    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...
  3. C

    AP Stats or AP Gov & Politics (For USNA)

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone could help me in deciding what course would be best for my application to USNA (this also applies to all academies as well). Next year, I was planning on taking one trimester of regular economics (it’s required) and two trimesters of AP Gov & Politics, however...
  4. J

    Personal Statement Review USNA

    Please ignore any grammatical errors, this is my rough draft and I haven't ran it by my English teachers yet. Other than that, does anybody have any pointers for my essay? (1) Describe what led to your initial interest in the naval service and how the Naval Academy will help you achieve your...
  5. O

    Why did you choose a service academy?

    I am thinking about applying to a SA, more specifically USAFA. I've done quite a bit of research and know a lot about the SA experience because I used to live right outside of Annapolis. Now I live somewhere I have a much better chance of getting a nomination, because barely anyone here knows...
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    Virtual Informational Seminars - Ohio - Hosted by Senators Brown and Portman

    The offices of Senator Rob Portman and Senator Sherrod Brown will be co-hosting four informational nights regarding the service academy application process. Due to COVID-19, the seminars will be held virtual this year. We are offering four dates, April 20th, April 27th, April 29th, and May 6th...
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    USNA Course Validation Policy

    Good morning all, I was wondering how USNA's course validation policy works? If I have already completed a year of college and plan on attending USNA, can my college credits for Calculus I, Calculus II, Chemistry carry over? If so, what does this mean for my plebe year academic plan? Will I...
  8. C

    Dilemma: USNA or USAFA?

    Hello all! I have been accepted to USAFA for class of '25, and have not yet heard from Navy. However, I am trying to prepare myself for the possibility that I might have to make a very difficult decision in the next few weeks if I'm also accepted to USNA. I wanted to get some experienced...
  9. USS_Oregon


    Does anyone know of a decent workout regiment to prepare for the CFA? That'd be really appreciated, thank you.
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    NROTC Scholarship Reflection

    Hello all, I am a current 4/C MIDN at Virginia Tech. I was in the college program until yesterday, I was just awarded a 4 year National Scholarship (thankfully). Paying for college out of pocket was getting very old. As I search through these forums, I see a lot of stress about GPA and SAT...
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    Waiver Consideration

    I am applying to USNA and am currently in the waiver process. My application is complete including a congressional nomination and I am currently in the "under waiver review" status on my DODMERB account. I was dq'd for an allergy to 2 tree nuts, pistachio and cashew, which over the years have...
  12. B

    VP Nomination Application

    The application for the VP nomination just opened (March 1st). I am applying through this link: It says to send recommendation letters to the academies themselves. It doesn't really give any more information...
  13. B

    Summer Seminar Decisions??

    I am applying to USNA Class of 2026. I applied to the Naval Academy's Summer Seminar on January 5th. I understand that applications close March 31st. Will decisions be sent out by April? Or when can we expect to hear back?
  14. USS_Oregon

    Homeschooling and the USNA

    Hey, I was wondering if anyone has any advice for homeschooled applicants. I've looked online and I can't find much other than what's listed on the USNA's website, and it leads me to believe there are not many, if any, out there. I was also wondering how competitive my application will be: I'm...
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    Questions About Waiver Process

    Hello, I am applying to USNA and USAFA, and I was medically disqualified by DODMERB and will need a waiver. On the DODMERB site, it says under waiver review for both. I have heard conflicting information about the waiver process. Does each SA only process waivers if the candidate is determined...
  16. T

    How much sleep does an average USNA mid get?

    Pretty much as the title says. Also, does your sleep schedule change over the weekends or summer training?
  17. ET3toMid

    Current Firstie (senior) at USNA, AMA

    Enlisted, NAPS, USNA, Detailer, selected for Subs, feel free to ask me anything about the process. I know this board is very dedicated to score/nominations but I think there are a lot of perspectives currently being at USNA could answer vs an Old Grad (no offense, Sir/Ma'am). Will check in on...
  18. LoganWHS

    Need An Answer About An Odd Situation About My BGO And NAPS.

    About a few days ago, I got a call from my Blue and Gold officer from USNA about why I hadn't finished my application. I explained that I did not receive nominations to the Naval Academy and that I was just focusing on my West Point and King's Point applications. He said that I can still receive...
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    A few DODMERB questions

    I have finished my exams, yet I have a few lingering issues that I want to get resolved as quickly as possible. I am applying to USNA and NROTC. First, in the events section of my DODMERB-DMACS form, will my eye exam results be shown? I took it way before my whole body exam, yet it does not show...
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    How does alumni network of USMMA compare to that of Army, Navy, and Air Force?

    Good morning everybody! I have been fortunate enough to receive an opportunity to play football at USMMA, but before that was even a possibility I was set on attending USNA or USAFA. Of course I would love to continue playing football, but I know that it does not last forever and I that is why I...