Application Confusion

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by kevster, May 23, 2009.

  1. kevster

    kevster 5-Year Member

    Apr 21, 2009
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    Hi guys,

    I sent in a online app to USNA on 4/23 and I have heard nothing back. Does this mean that my prelim app was not competative enough for them to follow up? I applied for USAFA on the same day and have recieved several letters following this intructing me on what to do next. I applied for USMMA and same thing... several follow up letters. However this was not the case with the USNA? Is this normal or do I need to turn my focus to my other options? :confused:
  2. gdesena

    gdesena 5-Year Member

    Nov 17, 2008
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    USNA tends to be a little slower when it comes to the admissions office. I'm an appointee, and I can't even get anything back! :wink: so, I wouldn't worry about it too much.
  3. Eighth Lock

    Eighth Lock 5-Year Member

    Nov 8, 2008
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    I also applied to USNA and USAFA this year (for Class of 2014), but I applied to both of them through their summer seminar program, so my experiences may not be quite the same as yours.

    As it says on the USNA site:
    "If the information provided in your Preliminary Application indicates your record is strong enough, you will become an official candidate for admission and you will receive a complete candidate application packet as early as the July prior to your high school senior year. "

    I wouldn't be to worried about it until then. Remember, July is the earliest, so it might take a bit for them to get to you (even if you are a strong candidate it might simply take a while for them to get through all the applications they received ahead of yours).
    Also, if you just want to double check, feel free to call them up. I had to do so to check the status of my NASS application and officer I spoke with was pretty helpful, in not only checking the status of my application, but also with some tips about academy applications.

    In the mean time, keep the grades up (do well on finals!), stay involved with extracurriculars/athletics, take the SATs if needed, remember to get your MOC nom, and in general, just get done anything you need to get done.

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