- Jan 10, 2020
About a few days ago, I got a call from my Blue and Gold officer from USNA about why I hadn't finished my application. I explained that I did not receive nominations to the Naval Academy and that I was just focusing on my West Point and King's Point applications. He said that I can still receive an appointment to NAPS and when I try asking him how this was possible, he said I can still attend NAPS without a nomination and that I should just "Let the Navy do their magic." On top of that, He contacted me again today about scheduling my BGO Interview at my home and would last 4 hours or more. After talking about it with my family, we all have a bad feeling about the whole situation and wonder if there are ulterior motives. All of my service interviews had been virtual and lasted for about an hour, and the fact I can get into NAPS without a nomination seems off. I did read something about enlisting in the Naval Reserves then going to NAPS. Is this what he might have me do during the interview? I'm not as well versed in USNA's admission process, and it could be normal for all I know, but a 4+ hour interview and not needing a nomination seems odd...