Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by armynavy, Apr 8, 2010.
There is a thread for NASS acceptances. Has anyone received a TWE for NASS? Still waiting here...
Yeah, I'm still waiting, too. Hopefully we don't get a TWE. Good luck!
If you get nass or not its not the end of the world. you can still get in without it
Last year, when my son had not heard about NASS, he sent admissions an email. This was near the end of May. He received a response that he was not selected. The TWE arrived around June 10th explaining that he was not selected but that he had been given a candidate number and that he could begin his application process. He jumped on it right away, completed everything on his end before school began in September.
He received a principal nomination in November and appointment in February. We live in Virginia and competition for NASS slots is high. He brushed it off and plowed into his application. He attended JROTC, wrestling and football camps instead. Had a good summer and got his application completed early.
Lots of kids that don't get into NASS, get an appointment!
AND...lots of kids that went to NASS and CVW do not get appointments as well...
Harmi: So true. The mystery continues.....
got a TWE but am more than qualified, why was i rejected? what do i do now?
My son hasn't received an acceptance or rejection yet to NASS but we did just receive an email inviting him to a CVW either next weekend or the following weekend. Anyone else get the same email?
I just got that email and accepted it very quickly. I also got accepted into Summer Seminar Session 1. Your son should be honored in getting a invitation. The USNA catalog describes it as highly qualified candidates are invited. So Congratulations!
it's a mystery. perhaps because they had already filled all the slots for whatever session you wanted by the time they reviewed your application. NASS is a cool program (I went last year) but it is not required for admission and not going doesn't count against you in the REAL application process. so don't trip chocolate chip
I just noticed on another thread that some started to receive their TWEs for NASS yesterday.
The dreaded NASS TWE came in the mail today for my son. "Unable to offer a slot but opening the candidate file for admission next year..."
I realize there are many outstanding candidates who are attending NASS and that other factors besides academics, leadership, and physical fitness come in to play, but it is hard to imagine that EVERYONE going to NASS this summer is better qualified than my son.
I hate to be cynical, but I am beginning to think that Naval Academy professor Bruce Fleming was closer to the truth than I originally wanted to believe:
http://www.brucefleming.net/Interviews/wash post 021603.htm
DS won't apply to a school that treats its best applicants this way. It is the Naval Academy's loss.
Got the rejection letter today, it doesn't really bother me that I didn't get in though.
USNA has always been my number one choice and still is, unless of course USAFA Summer Seminar changes that.
You are basing this decision on a 7 year old article?
Ultimately, I hope that you son makes the final decision about whether or not to apply to USNA as you appear to be quite upset at the moment.
Thousands of well-qualified candidates apply for NASS - but the Navy can only accept so many into this program. It definitely does not mean that your son is less qualified than those who were accepted. There is so much evidence on this board of students who did not attend NASS but were accepted into the Academy as well as the students who attended NASS and who were recently rejected from the Academy.
If your son truly wants to attend the USNA, then he won't let this fact detour him from his desire to do so. There are so many candidates who just received the TWE and plan on reapplying again for next year. And the students who didn't get accepted into NASS but plan on attending a Candidate Visitation Weekend(CVW) because they still really want to attend the Academy - They are to be admired. The candidate who really and truly wants to attend the Academy won't let a rejection from NASS or anything else stop them from applying.
Honestly I wouldn't worry too much about it. The majority of appointees did not attend NASS from what I've read and I've heard it's used as a recruiting tool so heavily represented areas have a harder time getting in. but I'm not an expert or anything so I don't know.
Wow - you're sure giving up quickly simply based on a NASS rejection.
Are YOU giving up -or- is your SON giving up?
If it's him giving up - I'm thinking that the Naval Academy may not be his best choice. The Naval Academy, should he get in, will give him many more opportunities to "give up" because it can be a very bumpy road. It's not for everybody.
One thing ALL midshipmen have to get used to is this - HALF of them are not going to do as well as the the OTHER half, no matter how impressive their background may be.
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From the movie "A League of Their Own": Dottie Hinson (Gina Davis) is telling her coach, Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) that she is quitting the team:
Dottie Hinson: "It just got too hard."
Jimmy Dugan: "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard - is what makes it great."
And because your child was rejected for NASS you have drawn these conclusions? I hope your child does not have the same attitude.
Note that NASS and CVW are recruiting tools, hence USNA gives priority to underrepresented applicants.
a lot of people that get denied to NASS are given an appointment to the academy. likewise, people that are accepted to NASS are not given an appointment to the academy. understand that NASS is highly competitive, but they are also trying to fulfill geographic representation for all 50 states in the union. if you come from a very competitive area (say Maryland), then don't get discouraged. However, does you son feel the same way you do? ultimately it's up to him on whether he applies for an appointmentl. if he lets a rejection letter to the summer seminar convince him not to apply to USNA, then he was rightfully denied. people that are denied to NASS and still apply to the academy are really admirable; the board is definitely impressed by motivated and persistent applicants. a summer camp rejection should not destroy his dreams! if you are upset, that is understandable. but remember, it's really your son's decision of whether he wants to apply in the fall or not.
I pray you don't base your decision off a single article outdated by seven years.
First, all gov't and gov't contractors are required to employ a percentage of minorities. Just the way it is, agree with it or disagree with it, thats just what it is. Personally I don't think that race should be a determining factor, but I am simply a junior in HS and unable to make that decision. If you seriously aren't going to apply to USNA simply because they use race as a determining factor, I hope you aren't planning on applying to a civilian college nor applying for a job in the US. Amost everything these days, particularly civillian colleges take race, color, religion, etc. into account.
IMO USNA offers not just an excellent college education, but an amazing experience. I haven't gotten into NASS yet, nor have I been denied (in fact about to go stalk the mailman), but Navy is by far my top choice...and unless USAFA SS changes my mind, it'll stay that way...even if that means I walk to the mail today and find a rejection letter from NASS. NASS is a recruiting tool to get candidates to apply. For example, a kid may tell his college counselor he is interested in USNA. College counselor tells him to apply to NASS. Kid is accepted and attends, he enjoys his experience and decides to apply. Navy has now just increased their candidate pool allowing them to pick from more candidates. If I gave you the option to pick from two different cars, or 200 different cars...which option would you take?
**Edit-Just went to the mailbox to find a rejection letter. Its fine. Nothing I can do about it. Hasn't changed my view of USNA one bit...if anything it makes me want to go even more. Rejection is a fact of life, and something one must accept. You are dealing with an extremely competitive group of kids, and the fact of the matter is there are hundreds more qualified than me. You've entered into the arena with very competitive kids, you aren't dealing with the minor leagues anymore...so don't expect to be playing the game 100% of the time. USNA is going to have to reject people, they can't take everyone. Just the way the game is played. I view USNA as one step to my ultimate goal. Whether I get rejected to USNA, don't get an NROTC-Marine Option scholarship, I will put 110% forward in pursuing my dream of becoming an officer in the Marines. USNA is simply one mode of getting there.
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