CVW

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  1. truenorth

    truenorth Member

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    Well, the journey begins. DS received an invitation to attend an upcoming CVW. Is it worth it to attend? Very clear it does not influence an appointment decision.
     
  2. D.Joesph.A.V

    D.Joesph.A.V That guy at WP

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    I would definitely go. I went on a CVW in November and it was very educational. It has let me make an informed decision in which service academy I would like to attend given the opportunity. If you can afford the trip, then it would be great to go!
     
  3. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    If you can support it money wise, yes I would recommend your DS to attend. It is what USNA really is like. The summer programs are great, but it isn't USNA during the academic year. Your DS will really get a glimpse of the good and bad of USNA, the daily life and ask a lot of questions.
     
  4. Padre101

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    I would highly recommend that your DS and, if possible, you go too. I have to give credit to the USNA for being the only SA to have such an organized and well-executed outreach program for Juniors in high school. You and your DS will learn a lot. My wife and I really got a sense of what the USNA expects from its applicants and its midshipmen.
     
  5. midmom20

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    Our DS went last January as a Junior. It sealed his decision. I remember on the way home I asked: How did it go? His response was: Mom, You know how I really want to go to the USNA...well I really want to attend now! His determination and drive hit full speed ahead!
     
  6. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Remember for future candidates attending CVWs in the coming months that this is their visit. Ask their Plebe if they can speak with some upperclass who have their intended major, some Firsties (seniors) who have selected their intended service assignment, if they are interested in club activities ask to speak with those who participate in those and talk to all different years about things. Perspectives, views, opinions change as a Mid progresses through the time at USNA. Plebes have experienced 1+ semester at USNA and are a great resource to Plebe life. Remember for those on January visits, most Plebes do a wonderful job of hosting candidates, but some struggle with coming back after a few weeks of leave and dealing with the dark ages. January-Feb is a tough time at USNA as its dark, cold and Plebe year feels like it will never end. So if a Plebe is jaded, understand why and make sure to talk to others too. Seeing that side isn't bad, its the reality of USNA, the good and bad.
     
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  7. Coach62

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    Our AF liasson told us that if invited go. It looks bad if you don't.
     
  8. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    It doesn't hurt someone to not attend, its why it is not worth any points from an admissions stand point. Same thing for Summer Seminar. USAFA might be different, but for Navy its not. Navy understands that sometimes it doesn't work with sports schedules and/or family finances. As anyone with kids who has had a senior or about to have, between applications, visits, and overall senior year costs... things get pricey and heck most families have to balance this along with other kids too. Navy gets that and wants a level playing field from that perspective and why its not a part of the WCS. If you are offered one and the weekend doesn't work, ask for it to be switched, they will usually work with a potential candidate.
     
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  9. socalmomof3

    socalmomof3 Member

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    My DS was offered a CVW when he first submitted his application for NASS in January of his junior year. He did not attend the CVW but was still offered an appointment for class of 2019.
     
  10. OtB

    OtB Dont Tread On Me (No step on snake)

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    Highly recommend attending CVW. Parents also get a full day of briefings and an underground tour of Rickover Hall. And don't forget to bring your host plebe treats & snacks. They will be appreciated.
     
  11. time2

    time2 5-Year Member

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    CVW is a great chance to see more of the inner workings of USNA and meet/talk with current mids. You can't get a real sense of someplace by reading a website about it or looking at pictures online. I would strongly recommend visiting any college you are seriously considering attending.
     

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