Early Application Blues

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by Nomak54, Nov 9, 2018 at 9:13 AM.

  1. Nomak54

    Nomak54 Member

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    I'm regretting submitting my application so early, there's a lot of very important that I became apart of this year that would benefit my application. I understand that you can have the counselor update it but would I'm worried that it won't be as in-depth as wanted. Also, I was informed that you can't change the personal essay. I worked with my 12th-grade English teacher to write a really compelling essay for my nomination office, and I'm starting to get worried because I wrote my personal essay in the middle of summer with no advice from academic teachers.
     
  2. MidCakePa

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    What’s done is done. Don’t worry about what you can’t control. (A lot of cliches here.) The one thing that you can do — update your achievements — you should do straight away. Ask yourself: If your application wasn’t done, would you include these things? If so, then contact the admissions office and update them.

    Now, some advice for lurkers: Every summer it seems there’s a mad scramble to submit applications, and a bit of panic from some folks who haven’t submitted before Labor Day. Best advice you’ll see coming from this forum is this: Submit the best application you can, as early as you can. Given the choice between best and early, go with best. We see it time and again, a candidate who rushed through the application and made an important mistake or vital omission. They spend more time and energy trying to rectify the matter. As the great John Wooden said: “Move quickly, but don’t rush.”
     
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