NROTC for a Year, then Reapply USNA?

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by JChilbert, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. JChilbert

    JChilbert 5-Year Member

    May 1, 2010
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    My name is Joey. I am a High School Junior from Gaithersburg, Maryland dead set on wanting to go to, and graduate from, the United States Naval Academy.

    I am trying my best to become a competitive candidate for the USNA Class of 2016. I focus on achieving straight A's in challenging courses, excelling in extra-curricular activities, actively competing on school sports teams all three seasons, finding new ways to test and challenge my leadership abilities, preparing for standardized tests, etc.

    For school sports, I run Cross Country, Indoor Track, and Outdoor Track. Unfortunately, these teams are very competitive by being some of the largest and fastest teams in the Region. Taking this into account, I unfortunately am struggling to become a Varsity Athlete, and have been on the JV team for three years.

    I am aware that The United States Naval Academy is a highly challenging school to get into, for multiple reasons. Also, the area in which I live is very competitive.

    The point I am trying to make, is that I am worried about my chances of being admitted to USNA on my first try. It may sound as though I have become discouraged, but I am not, even in the slightest.

    I am just wondering what my different options for the off year are, before I re-apply to USNA, and how each could work out? (NAPS vs. NROTC vs. Private Military College vs. No Military option for a year) How do they compare, and which would you reccomend?

    I apologize for dragging on, and really appreciate your time and advice.

    Thank you,

    Joey Chilbert
  2. sbbond93

    sbbond93 5-Year Member

    Jan 5, 2010
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    Please edit out your name.
  3. CandidateElias15

    CandidateElias15 USNA '15 Appointee 5-Year Member

    Aug 29, 2010
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    By the sounds of it, why wouldn't you get accepted on the first go?
    Either way, I applied to M.I.T. NROTC as a backup, and definitely any other NROTC school.
    Do well on your tests, and stay in shape, and definitely apply to NASS, and if you've wanted to go all your life like me, make it show through your personality, and things will work out for you.
    They did for me!
    Good luck!

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