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Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by cajost, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. cajost

    cajost Member

    Nov 4, 2013
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    I'm the mother of an USNA candidate for the women's rowing team.

    DD called the coach back in August and they talked for almost an hour. The next day she was invited for an official visit. She went - it was great.

    Application, congressional nom, fitness test - done. eye exam and physical scheduled Wednesday and thursday this week.

    The Coach wrote a recommendation for her to the Admissions board. DD has awesome grades, 4.2 but her standarized test scores aren't "great" ACT 26 and SAT 1540. The coach emailed DD telling her that she put in a strong recommendation for her. There are 6 spots they can put recomendations in for and DD was one of them.

    Has anyone else been in the situation or know about this?

    Isn't funny how the parents are a wreck waiting and the kids just keep going as if nothing was going on?

    More background: Both DD parents (yes me) are Navy Vets. Dad is a retired "twin pin" SEAL / EOD and I was one of the only 7 women in the military at the time (Gulf War) in Spec OPS - EOD.

    DD has submitted the Presidential Nomination since her Dad is retired Navy.

    How often does the Admissions board meet?
  2. SC2015

    SC2015 Parent 5-Year Member

    Apr 3, 2011
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    yes, waiting is the pits

    The admissions board meets once each week, and your daughter's Admissions Counselor should be able to tell her if her file has been before the board or not (BGO might have that info as well). Has she considered taking the ACT/SAT again? There's still time to improve her score if she thinks that is her weakest point.

    The reality is that for most applicants, they won't hear anything until March or April. It's exciting (and rare) to hear early, but try to focus on mid-spring, and then you can be pleasantly surprised if you hear something early :smile:

    When our oldest son (now a 2/c) was applying, I had in my mind that we would hear in January, when it was actually the last week of March. The stress level increased by the week that spring - it was really rough on the whole family. There were no issues, no medical waivers needed, it's just a really long process, so hang in there!

    And now we're doing it again...with son #2:eek:
  3. navydad17

    navydad17 Member

    Dec 27, 2012
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    Our DS (now a Plebe at USNA) had very similar stats as your DD. He was a 4.0 and ended up with a 26 on the ACT. He was a 3 sport varsity athlete and was the student body president. He was also active in band and 4-H.

    Coincidentally, he didn't know a thing about crew before leaving home, but is now on the team.

    If you're asking if the 26 on the ACT will spoil her chances, based on our DS's experience, no.
  4. BGO83

    BGO83 Member

    Sep 12, 2013
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    My best advice to the applicants is to get their USNA application completed and all ofther college and ROTC applications done before Thanksgiving. Obviously, you can still submit new SAT/ACT scores and your first semester transcripts will be sent. If you have done your best on the applications and in school , then keep doind your best. When you push away from a nice meal at Thanksgiving, you should take a nap, watch some football and basically enjoy the rest of your senior year. The notifications from the colleges and USNA will come when they come. Mom and Dad should also just enjoy the rest of their child's last year at home - go to their games, regattas, etc and have fun. You've done all you can do - why worry? It will just add stress. You'll miss them when they are gone, why miss out on fun now?
  5. andzgrl

    andzgrl Member

    Oct 18, 2013
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