Opening a West Point Application too?

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by hopefulacademyguy, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. hopefulacademyguy

    hopefulacademyguy Member

    Jul 6, 2014
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    Hi all. I'm currently a candidate for the class of 2019. I did receive a CVW, but did not get into summer seminar, if that helps define my strength as a candidate any(If not, oh well. I figured that would be a good reference). Anyway, I have wondered recently if applying to West Point would be a good idea. However, I am a little worried that this will hurt my application to the USNA. Is there any truth to this?
  2. 2018midmom

    2018midmom Member

    Nov 26, 2013
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    Won't hurt but be prepared to chose one or the other for noms. CVW may be a decent indicator summer seminar is not. My now plebe got both and got in he had friends who got both who didn't and friends who got neither with him in Annapolis now. There is no magic formula and no way to tell strength of app. One really great tip-have app DONE EARLY like Sept. All parts (esp DODMERB). Good luck
  3. LongAgoPlebe

    LongAgoPlebe 5-Year Member

    Jul 25, 2010
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    The better question is, could you see yourself graduating from either USNA or USMA and accepting a commission in either the USN or the USA?

    Applying to more than on SA is not at all uncommon and not at all frowned-upon. Browsing through these threads, especially that appointment announcement threads, shows that many (not just a few) individuals seek and obtain multiple appointments. As long as you understand and accept the commissioning possibilites, i.e. differences in jobs, postings/stations, career trajectories, possible obligation extenders etc. then by all means apply to as many of the SAs as suit your preferences.
  4. usna1985

    usna1985 10-Year Member

    Jun 9, 2006
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    The real issue could be MOC noms. If you live in a competitive district/state, you may be "forced" to rank/choose SAs. If you "split" your noms (rank USNA first with one MOC and USMA first with another), you should be equally happy to receive a nom/appt to either SA. If you have a preference, you could end up with one or more noms to your second choice and no nom to your first choice (have seen it happen many times).

    Of course, if your state/district is not super-competitive, you could end up with noms to both SAS.

    As others have said, you should only apply to SAs where you would be happy attending. All SAs are great but not all are equally great for every person.
  5. Sydney C.

    Sydney C. Member

    Oct 18, 2013
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    As others have said, you should only apply to SAs where you would be happy attending. All SAs are great but not all are equally great for every person.[/QUOTE]

    "Be careful what you wish for"...USNA is spot on. DS received both noms and appointments to WP and USNA. Was all in for WP for the longest time until he evaluated personal long term goals and objectives in terms of what he wanted to do in his service. In the end, he chose USNA for those reasons but it was the hardest decision he ever had to make. Consider your choices carefully and make those decisions on all the right reasons.

    Best of luck!

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