Thank you Service Academy Forums!

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by tle, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. tle

    tle Member

    Aug 7, 2014
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    Thank you SAF for all your assistance throughout the past few months. The application process was definitely grueling and words cannot convey my appreciation for this community and for what you all have helped me achieve. From the day I began my NASS application to the day I received the BFE, I've constantly referred to SAF for questions and answers. A life-long dream has come true for me recently and thank you all!
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 10-Year Member

    Jun 9, 2006
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    Congrats to you, and thank you for your kind words. We hope you and/or your family will (as time permits) continue to post so that others may benefit from YOUR experiences as you benefited from theirs.

    Good luck!!
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  3. Marta

    Marta New Member

    Nov 3, 2013
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    I will echo what tle said above - my son's a plebe at USNA. We got on the forum in fall of 2013, and it was a huge help in answering questions, even those questions we hadn't yet thought of ourselves. It was nice knowing others were going through the same stuff.
    May I pass along some valuable things we learned from SAF that my son thinks helped him? He was offered appointments to USNA, USAFA, and USCGA:

    1. Take the SAT and ACT early and often. Sophomore year is a good time to start. Most times, scores will improve. Every bit helps...get tutoring if you can.
    2. An application that is completed in its entirety before senior year begins is a big advantage. It shows you are serious, and you can manage your time.
    3. Late winter of Junior year, tell your English and Math teachers that you will be applying to service academies. Ask them if they are willing to complete recommendations on your behalf. They will keep this in mind, so when the requests come from the academies, they can complete them right away.
    4. When you are a junior in high school, get help with interviewing before the nomination interviews (fall of senior year). Local parent clubs can sometimes help with that.
    5. For the CFA, practice all parts a lot. You will improve.

    So another big THANK YOU to SAF!
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