Parents who have already been to CVW

SRHSMOM

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I need to make some decisions regarding the CVW. Is it necessary for parents to attend? Can you send your candidate alone? I didn't know if vital information was given to parents or if any info was given at all. If anyone who has been can give me an idea as to how important they felt like it was to be there I would appreciate it. Still looking ahead to I Day travel and parents weekend travel expenses.
 

Mom1315

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I need to make some decisions regarding the CVW. Is it necessary for parents to attend? Can you send your candidate alone? I didn't know if vital information was given to parents or if any info was given at all. If anyone who has been can give me an idea as to how important they felt like it was to be there I would appreciate it. Still looking ahead to I Day travel and parents weekend travel expenses.
Hi, My son went to CVW in Sept. My personal opinion is you can definitely send your candidate alone. I drove my son to the check-in at the appointed time. The admissions office had a presentation in the auditorioum at Mitscher Hall. The candidates got to eat from a very nice buffet line prior to the start of the program. The program included a slide show about the academy (nothing new). Then the admissions officers introduced themselves and answered general questions from parents and candidates. Most of the questions are answered in the candidate handbook or can by answered specifically by your candidate's admissions officer by phone. The candidates were then assigned to a representative from a specific company in groups of 10 or so. The program was then over for us. I don't think they actually had any parents sessions the next day. Our son went to classes and other activities with his host midshipman. My husband picked him up on the last day at 11am.
The cvw was geared toward the candidate. I don't think you need to spend the money to accompany him/her. Go ahead and save your resources for I-day! And congratulations if I am reading your son or daughter has an appointment! CVW will help him or her make that final decision!
 

Eagle

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The CVW is geared to the candidate. With that said, husband and I drove and stayed. We bought tickets to the musical performance "The Tempest" and we also saw the Pipes and Drums concert. Both were very enjoyable. The Tempest was down, right professional!
 

jennyp

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I attended w/ Son in November. There were some parent programs the day after they checked in. Very valuable. Q & A sessions with current mids just for parents. Also, Q & A with Admissions. Classroom visits. Definitely worth parent time. Lots of parents there.
 

gbo3

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SRHSMOM

My daughter went to CVW in November on her own. She had a great time. Having lived in Maryland for many years we were familiar with the academy so this was her trip.
She flew from the mid-west and made new friends in several airports.

If you haven't been to Annapolis and the academy its worth the trip.
 
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