Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by gtBuzz, Feb 21, 2012.
When does the preliminary application open for the class of 2017? Thanks!
Application for Class of 2017
It looks as if to start applying for USNA Class of 2017 you should first apply to the Summer Seminar session coming up this summer. The "Apply to USNA" banner on the admissions home page, as of now, will not let you apply if you are graduating from HS after 2012. Once you apply for Summer Seminar, if you are a competitive candidate, you will be given a candidate number and have access to the Candidate Information System. You will get to know this page very well.
USNR1315 My son applied to NASS the day the application process opened. Should he have received a candidate number by now if he is a competitive candidate?
My son was notified by USNA admissions of his official candidate status, May 2011, by letter. This was after the Summer Seminar application deadline and before Summer Seminar got under way in June. Whenever we had questions, we did not hesitate to call our BGO or the helpful folks at USNA admission.
It may be different for other candidates but my DS (also a 2016 appointee) received his acceptance to NASS in late February 2011 and his Candidate number in at the end of May 2011 (in a letter that said "I am pleased to inform you that you are an official candidate..").
So take a deep breath -- there is a lot of waiting ahead!
P.S. just saw the other poster said the same thing...
Applying for NASS is not REQUIRED, but it is the earliest opportunity to apply. NASS is only for rising HS seniors (you apply during junior year of HS and, if selected, attend during the summer between junior and senior years). If you are not interested in attending NASS, or if you are already a HS senior or college student, the USNA Preliminary Application will open on line shortly after the NASS application closes. If you ARE interested in NASS for this summer, be sure to apply soon. If I recall correctly, that application opened about a month ago.
It doesn't really matter whether you apply to NASS or simply fill out the on-line pre-application when it opens (probably April or May). Official candidate status is usually first made in May regardless. BGOs get their list of candidates for the next cycle sometime between May 1 and June 1 (it can vary by year). You can of course contact your BGO prior to that but he/she can't see your information, won't know if you're an official candidate, won't be able to submit an interview, etc.
do they have a say in nass selection?
Sorry, but no. BGOs can make recommendations but they don't carry much weight. Obviously, people who are recommended by the BGO often get chosen but, in all honesty, it's probably not b/c the BGO recommended them.
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