CT Slots and Demand

Mindy G

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My son is a competitive candidate is there a way to find out if all the CT slots are spoken for? Is this when the Academy will offer NAPS or Foundation slots. He really wants USNA but realizes he can serve and be happy at USCGA or USMMA. Does anyone know how the Maritime Academies compare? I know Mass is headed by a USNA grad, but the academics are much less stringent SAT 1050, Aaron is at 1350 (Math and English). I do not know much about SUNY Maritime.
 

usna1985

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My son is a competitive candidate is there a way to find out if all the CT slots are spoken for? Is this when the Academy will offer NAPS or Foundation slots. He really wants USNA but realizes he can serve and be happy at USCGA or USMMA. Does anyone know how the Maritime Academies compare? I know Mass is headed by a USNA grad, but the academics are much less stringent SAT 1050, Aaron is at 1350 (Math and English). I do not know much about SUNY Maritime.
You have about a dozen imbedded questions here. Re the CT slots . . . I assume you're asking about noms in Connecticut? Are you talking this year or last? If for Class of 2012, the class has already started so that year is closed out. Period. If it's class of 2013, process has not yet started.

No, NAPS and Foundation are not offered to people to don't get noms. They typically are offered to candidates who are well-qualified but need additional academic prep. NAPS is primarily for prior enlisted.

When you ask how the "Maritime Academies" compare . . . in what respect? With what? There is a separate board on this forum for non-service academy questions. I suggest you post your questions on that topic there.
 

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Under Constituant Services on both Senator Dodd's and Senator Lieberman's web sites you will find the procedures for application for nomination to the service academies. You will have to check the web site of your Representative for his/her schedule and requirements. The application deadline is somewhere near the end of October 2008 for the class of 2013. Yes, we have been told that Connecticut is a very competetive State. However, for 2011 I think we had thirteen appointments to the Naval Academy and this year I think twelve or so with one from NAPS. Good Luck.:thumb:
 

Just_A_Mom

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You also really need to keep in mind that while each member of congress typically has 1 slot open each year (for which he nominates a slate of up to 10 candidates) this number can fluctuate if one of their mids/cadets leaves the academy. A bonus year in some districts is when two slots are open and the congressman can nominate 20 candidates.

If you are from a very competitive district - and each district can change in competitiveness from year to year - it behooves you to apply to all nomination sources available. Especially the VP nomination.
 
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