Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by jakeUSNA9, Apr 17, 2010.
Does the Academy notify you if you wont be getting a candidate number
I'm pretty sure if you fill out a preliminary app you are given a candidate number. I have never heard of anyone not getting one but I could be wrong...
i already applied to NASS so
A candidate number is assigned only to Official Candidates and not everyone will be so designated; you must submit evidence, usually in the form of SAT or ACT scores that meet USNA's standards for the designation. At that time a file will be established for your candidate information. It is far from automatic, and many applicants never attain the status for whatever reason - lack of follow-up, never attaining the scores, etc.
I recived a 25 compostite on my last ACT and a 30 on the verbal protion but my math and science wer bad i retook them and am hoping to gain a candidate number in may
USNA does send out a letter denying applicants a candidate number, or @ least it did a few years ago. After my son was turned down for NASS, he received a separate letter saying the Academy was not giving him a candidate number (we assumed based on less-than-desired PSATs).
BTW, he's now a 2/C, w/ an OOM in the top 15% of the class. Persistence pays.
How did he go about gaining a candidate number after they didnt give him one?
I'm guessing here because I do not know NCM or DS, but I'd say "reapply with a stronger application".
Primarily you keep working on improving your performance on the SAT/ACT exams or providing other information that convinces USNA that you should be an official candidate. There are too many variations on that theme to cover all of them.
Do all NASS participants become an official candidate?
Yes, all who were accepted to NASS become official candidates. Since the Prelim. App. is designed to make the first cut (based on GPA, class standing, and test scores), those accepted to NASS have made the first cut, and become official candidates. (NASS application also counts as a Prelim App in case you were wondering).
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