Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by ltcornman, Sep 13, 2012.
Just received my appointment to the USNA.
Now you can rest easy (while still staying in condition ) while your classmates sweat over their acceptance letters.
Already? That's fantastic! Congratulations! Did you have a Presidential nom?
Yes had a Presidential. God Bless my dad and his military service.
God Bless and God Speed
Is it easier to get in with a presidential nomination? Or can you even get denied?
I'm not say that you arnt qualified (I'm sure you are, I was just wondering it is easier to get with a pres. Nom)
Actually, it's not "easier" to get in with a Pres. However, it can be faster.
Only 100 candidates can be slotted to the President and, each year, there are probably ~800 with a Pres nom-- some years more, some less.
However, b/c Pres noms aren't competitive, as soon as you apply and your parent's status is verified, you get it. Thus, if you're a candidate USNA really wants, you may hear very early in the process.
Those who need to get MOC noms must wait until those slates are submitted, which tends to be late Nov - Jan. 31, depending on the MOC.
If I'm not mistaken, there are an unlimited number of Presidential nominations that may be awarded, but there is a limit to the number of appointments given to holders of Presidential nominations. I think that there are 200 or so appointments for Presidential nomination holders, but I may be wrong.
So, assuming that I am close to the mark, it isn't "hard" in the traditional sense to get the nomination (I send my thanks as well to the OP's dad for his service), it's very competitive to get the appointment.
Oops. So it's 100, not 200. Thanks '85.
100 is the number for Presidential appointments.
I think our posts crossed. There is an unlimited number of Pres noms. There is no competition for them b/c if you are eligible based on your parent's military service you get one.
There are 100 appointments based on Pres noms that are slotted to the Pres. However, some with Pres noms go into the national pool and may receive appointments slotted to some other source. Same basic approach as for those with MOC noms who don't get slotted to that MOC.
Thank you everyone for your words of support. Because of this site and the info provided it enabled me to get through the application process with a lot less stress, especially considering that I was initially medically DQ'd but knew ahead of time to have all my medical records ready to submit for waiver consideration ASAP.
Congragulations!!!!! You have no idea how much I envy you right now! Do you mind posting what state that you are from?
Do you think you could also post your grades and ECAs if you don't mind?
If you don't mind my asking, why were you initially dq'd? My son just had his dodmerb today and we may be facing the same thing. We also had appropriate paperwork with us at exam so as not to hold up the process.
From Bucks County PA.
Stats: GPA 4.44
All AP courses Junior and Senior Years (A's)
SATs Math 800, Verbal 710
And was dq'd for spondylosis (Fx of L5)
Congratulations and best wishes. I hope those candidates who review your stats will note that you did your best to be your best and didn't leave anything to chance! Sincerely, you set a high standard and were justly rewarded for your extra effort by not having to sweat through four to six months of wondering what kind of envelope you will receive from NAVY or any of the other SA's.
Your academics are great! Any extracurriculars, sports, leadership, etc?
I'm captain of our track team, play CYO basketball, baseball,president of school KEY club, NHS member, student coucil rep, and have been involved in organizing a number of volunteer activities outside of school as well as being involved in Habitat. Thank you again for your best wishes and good luck to all those out there who are waiting for the "Big Fat Envelope"
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