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MaritimeGirl11

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I was wondering do you know if canidates that get accepted to NAPS onlly find out during rolling admission or can they find out during Early Action?.
 

USNA69

Banned
At USNA, NAPS appointments are made throughout the total admissions period. Since candidates do not actually apply to NAPS and can only attend NAPS soley on the approval of the admissions board, there is no formal visitation weekends. Perhaps you can contact them via their website and ask for an informal visit. Good luck.
 

Zaphod

10-Year Member
Founding Member
Back in the days before maniacs flying planes into buildings, you could go up to NETC and get a visitor's pass. My mom took me up one day, and I walked onto the quarterdeck at NAPS and proceeded to spend the next 3 hours chatting with the guy on watch. All kinds of good info was received.

Sadly, since 9/11 no one can visit NETC without a sponsor who is stationed there. Even I, as a NAPS alumni, was not allowed on.

If you want to visit, the best bet is to contact NAPS and ask to speak to the Platoon Commander of the platoon which will have the duty the day you visit and request an escort. Whether you get one will depend on the person you call and how you ask. Aside from calling and asking for the CDO, I don't think you have many alternatives.
 

burningice109

10-Year Member
After going through NAPS do you have to apply or get nominated in order to move on and go to the Naval Academy? Also does the same policy applie for the USMAPs in order to get into the USMA?
 
69 ... do you have any idea how many annually are in position to do the VGEP? Does the USN pay for that also? Does it add to minimal service requirement?
 

Zaphod

10-Year Member
Founding Member
burningice109 said:
After going through NAPS do you have to apply or get nominated in order to move on and go to the Naval Academy?
Unless things have changed, the answer is "no" since you will receive a SECNAV nomination by virtue of being in the Navy already. In my case, I applied to my Congresscritters anyway (didn't know about SECNAV) and got my Representative's.

Also does the same policy applie for the USMAPs in order to get into the USMA?
Don't know for sure, but I would assume so.
 

USNA69

Banned
burningice109 said:
After going through NAPS do you have to apply or get nominated in order to move on and go to the Naval Academy? Also does the same policy applie for the USMAPs in order to get into the USMA?
Like zap said, you are eligible for a SecNav. However, they will insist that you reapply for the congressional noms from your district and for the VP nomination. Again, the Academy will utilize whichever is necessary to maximize the quality of the entering class.

Not sure about MAPS, but, like zap, assume it is the same.
 

USNA69

Banned
Whistle Pig said:
69 ... do you have any idea how many annually are in position to do the VGEP? Does the USN pay for that also? Does it add to minimal service requirement?
It is limited to approximately 20 midshipmen per year, usually the top midshipman in each of selected departments. The Academy pays tuition only equivalent to that for UMd. Any additional tuition, books, transportation, fees, etc. are out of pocket for the midshipman.

I am not sure about additional commitment since the purpose of the Academy is to train career Naval officers. Aviation commitment, and perhaps submarine, I am not sure, does not commence until after training is completed.

The positive to this program is, of course, an immediate graduate degree with very minimal cost, both in time and money. The downside is the placement in career path training. Ensigns and 2nd Lieutenants going directly into training have the opportunity to get ahead of the inevitable waiting "pools" that build up annually. In some communities, TAD billets will actually be assigned to those awaiting later classes. My son, initially totally dejected that he barely missed VJEP, was winged the same day as several Aviators from the previous class who had simply been caught up in delays. For two consecutive years, at the annual fighter community soiree, he was recognized as the youngest fighter pilot in the Navy. This is very beneficial when he is being compared to others in his year group.
 
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