college freshmen re-applying

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by Nollie, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. Nollie

    Nollie Parent

    Nov 21, 2013
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    Looking at the profile for the USNA class of 2018, only 68 students that got in were college freshmen. Can one assume they only take so many? As a NAPS wait lister who didn't make it it and now reapplying, the low number of midshipmen who have completed a year of college is worrisome. We do know that he was a NAPS candidate due to his low english SAT score, but he is currently maintaining a 4.0 in college so we are very hopeful for class of 2019....just hope he doesn't lose out to a numbers thing.
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 10-Year Member

    Jun 9, 2006
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    I'm not aware of any "quota" or limit on the number of appointments to those coming from college. The fact that 68 were admitted last year isn't really relevant unless you know how many college students applied and how qualified they are.

    In the end, there are more highly qualified candidates from every source (e.g., h.s., college, fleet) than there are spots -- so it's always a numbers game.

    Earning a 4.0 in the plebe courses at a 4-yr school is an excellent start.
  3. riveranduin

    riveranduin row well and live

    Sep 7, 2012
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    I wouldn't worry about it. I am personal friends with plenty of Mids who went to college (or a Foundation or Prep school other than NAPS) for a year (or more) before getting into USNA. I would say your chances are even with (or maybe even better than) any high school senior going for a spot, particularly if you have shown academic success at your University.

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