looking to transfer from a different college

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by norcal555, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. norcal555

    norcal555 New Member

    Sep 10, 2013
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    First of all thank you for taking the time to view my thread and answer my questions, I greatly appreciate it.

    My Story

    I graduated high school in 2012 and am currently a Sophomore at age 19 in a college located in Northern California. My father is U.S.N.A alumni and during my senior year applications he suggested I apply to the academy, however, Not having a 4.0 gpa I decided to not even apply believing myself completely unqualified. Having no clue what I wanted to do in life, I found myself in my freshman year taking classes that included general ed, business classes as well as 2 semesters in German. Throughout the year I continued to act in a daze as to what exactly I wanted to accomplish in life.

    That all changed during the summer 2013. due to extenuating circumstances, I came to a realization that in life, you just have to pick something and pour all your heart and soul into it. I want to attend the United States Naval Academy.

    I will do whatever it takes to enter into that academy

    MY questions though are what now, being in my sophomore year in college at age 19 do I have to do be admitted? Please give me all of my options including prep schools.

    Thank you very much
  2. 1964BGO

    1964BGO 5-Year Member

    Nov 27, 2009
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    Start by going to www.usna.edu/Admissions and follow the steps for registering to become a candidate. Then plan to take either the SAT or ACT before the end of the year. Then read the sticky on re-applying or applying as a college student and follow the guidance from USNA1985; it is solid and applicable to your situation. You may want to try to change your course schedule to get into more math, science, and technical subjects. You need to act quickly as you have end of the year and end of January deadlines to start and finish your application. Best wishes to you.
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 10-Year Member

    Jun 9, 2006
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    A number of years ago, I had someone in very similar circumstances apply to USNA. She was accepted and graduated from USNA a few years ago.

    First, understand you can't "transfer" into USNA -- as you probably know, you have to start over as a plebe which means you'll spend 6 yrs in college and that you'll be older than most of your classmates. The latter can be an advantage in terms of determination, maturity -- just consider both things.

    You need to get started right away. I would first check out your MOC application deadlines. You do not want to miss those and, in our area, one MOC's deadline has already passed. You have until Jan. 31 to complete your USNA application -- MOC deadlines will be long before that.

    As noted by BGO64, the sticky has lots of useful information. And I agree with seeing if you can change your courses. You REALLY need to take either calc or chem at the college level -- if you've taken some courses that require writing, they may "substitute" for English and history. Physics is about the only "substitute" for calc and chem.

    Good luck!

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