Appointee limit per school?

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  1. USNAismyplace

    USNAismyplace USNA 2023

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    Do the service academies have limits on how many people they can appoint from one school? I plan on applying to USNA and USMA, and there is someone in my grade who has been recruited for lacrosse at USMA and two others who are interested in USNA (one of them being my twin). Is it normal for multiple people from one school to receive SA appointments, or do the academies only issue one or two per school?
     
  2. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Short answer is there is no cap. There is no limit and it happens every year that kids from the same school get appointed (including twins). I had several sets of twins in my class at USNA. I had a squad mate who went to a top school in Northern Virginia who had 6 appointments from his class alone to USNA.
     
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  3. USNAhopeful21

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    There is no exact limit, but you also have to take into account how many students can get a nomination living in the same district. Two people from my school have gotten in so far this year, and a third is still waiting to hear. It all just depends on the situation and the applicants.
     
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  4. FFG13

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    Sometimes, certain secondary schools (e.g. large Catholic high schools, private schools, etc.) have students from more than one Congressional District. That, plus additional nominations from a state's two U.S. Senators and other sources, mean that there certainly can be multiple appointees from a single secondary school.
     
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  5. DrMom

    DrMom 5-Year Member

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    My son's large Catholic high school in Norther Virginia had 4 appointed to USNA two years ago. Lot's of active duty parents and representing several different congressional districts.
     
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  6. sa2021

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    This year, my DS had 3 from his school. One for the Naval Academy, two for USMA. And one in the same county & school district but different school, athletic appointment to USMA.
     
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  7. vequixr89

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    That's crazy about so many multiples! Totally different here...my son is the only one to have applied to usna for as long as his counselor has been there, which has been easily 10-15 years. In the past five years there have been two that have gone to USMA, but that's it!
     
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  8. bluediamond

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    DS is the only applicant that has ever applied for any service academy for his school. His consular at the school said he didn't need a recommendation. She thought he was enlisting.
     
  9. DrMom

    DrMom 5-Year Member

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    My #1 was the first kid ever to apply to a service academy from his school--but it was a big international school on the far side of the world. We did not know what we were doing and just followed the directions. It worked but all of it was crazy.

    #3 has definitely had a different experience. His school hosts a Service Academies Night each year--with reps from each of the five academies, ROTC, and the congressional office. It is an open event so anyone from any school can attend and so helpful. There is another big Catholic school in the area that hosts a night like that in the Spring. (Actually, there is one guidance counselor who is The Man for helping kids get organized for the process and #3 had a different counselor at the beginning of his junior year. During the "Let's talk about college" meeting, #3 said, "I want to go to the Naval Academy" and the counselor said, "Have you thought about Bridgewater?" #3 switched to the other counselor and listened and followed the advice. Such a blessing.)

    @vequirxr89 I hope everything works out wonderfully for your son.
     
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  10. CA_USNA_Dad

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    vequixr, I know your situation exactly. My DD goes to a sizable public school (almost 600 in a class) and no one has ever gone to a SA as long as anyone could remember. It was tricky getting the CFA done because the athletic director didn't know its importance. In fact when DD let people know that she was headed to USNA, one of her teachers asked why a smart kid like her was not going to a better school.
     
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  11. Islandmom4

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    My DD's high school (600 total students) currently has 8 mids at USNA. And at least 2 at USAFA, 2 at USMA, and I at USCGA.
     
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  12. vequixr89

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    Luckily DS went to NASS and passed the CFA there. Still CPR so have our fingers crossed! Honestly driving me crazy.
     
  13. vequixr89

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    Thanks so much! Still CPR and can't take it much longer...Glad I don't have to!
     
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    Same here, we had to lead the counselors through every single step of the process (with much help from this forum!). It's weird, DD goes to a fairly large private school but just down the road there is a large public school who sends kids all the time. Hopefully, her little adventure will get noticed and more kids will try in coming years.
     
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  15. ktnatalk

    ktnatalk Sailor. Shipmate. Parent.

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    Tell the teacher at graduation: so he/she can continue to enjoy his/her freedom and stay ignorant.
     
  16. HopefulDad3210

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    DS HS has two appointees this year. Small Catholic school in NYC drawing from multiple districts.
     
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  17. vequixr89

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    Yeah, and tell her the USNA has the second highest paid grads of any college in the country....
     
  18. CA_USNA_Dad

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    There will always be ignorant people and it's not worth the time or the effort to educate all of them.
     
  19. vequixr89

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    I actually have a good friend that said to me one day (before she knew DS was trying for USNA) that "only dummies go in the military." Really???
     
  20. ktnatalk

    ktnatalk Sailor. Shipmate. Parent.

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    My underlying intent was a snarky remark that was lose in the transmission! ;)