Two candidates from same high school?

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  1. runorrun

    runorrun Member

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    That is what I thought, especially the gender-neutral part. I am also applying to all the other service academies and all ROTCs! USNA is my top choice, but my main goal is serve as an officer any way I can. Thank you for the advice!
     
  2. runorrun

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    Thank you!! That is the most straightforward and probably the best advice there is out there.
     
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  4. usna1985

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    Do no confuse statistics with competition. USNA, like most colleges, lists the percentage of entering students who self-identify themselves as members of certain ethnic/racial groups.

    In making any assumptions regarding how that relates to competition, it's important to understand how many applicants come from these different groups. The fact that 7% of an entering class is Asian female is irrelevant unless you know whether the percentage of highly qualified Asian female applicants was 2%, or 7%, or 25% or 50%.

    USNA is gender blind in admissions, so being a female is neither a help nor a hindrance. Moreover, ethnic minorities do not compete against members of their "race." You are competing against others in your district and in the nation.

    As for candidates from the same h.s., had 5 appointments from one of my high schools this year -- 3 accepted. Obviously, the number from any school isn't infinite, but having two great candidates from the same school doesn't, in and of itself, limit either of them.
     
  5. runorrun

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    Thank you, usna1985! My district is pretty average in terms of how competitive it is. Congrats on the three newly appointed Plebes! Your information is always super helpful and has really clarified some aspects of admission.
     
  6. Zaphod

    Zaphod 10-Year Member Founding Member

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    This right here.

    When I was a Plebe, I walked in to a Scuba Club meeting and stopped cold. Before me was a 3/C who I swore I'd seen before. He recognized me, too.

    Turns out he and I were high school classmates for two years, and he had gone straight in, whereas I'd taken the long way around through NAPS.

    It happens. :thumb:
     
  7. USNArules

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    Thoughts on religon

    Never really got an answer. Does religon matter?
     
  8. Zaphod

    Zaphod 10-Year Member Founding Member

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    There are Mids of all faiths (or none at all).

    The (relatively new) Jewish Center is a beautiful sight to behold. You don't build something like that unless there are folks around who will use it.
     
  9. fencersmother

    fencersmother 10-Year Member Founding Member

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    I don't remember religion having any impact on admission.

    The year my twins went to USAFA, I think there were either six sets of twins or (more likely) three sets of twins (so six basics). One set of twins separated early but the other set (girls) graduated right on time with my sons, and they remain relatively friendly (I saw a wedding invite on son's refrigerator!).
     
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    falconchic88 5-Year Member

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    My daughter just filled out her application, and I don't remember a question asking her religion, so I don't think it is a factor or has any impact on admissions.
     
  11. usna1985

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    No. They don't ask for admissions purposes.

    Once at USNA, they ask b/c I believe it's included on your dog tags (used to be) and so that Chaplains get a list of those who have self-idenfied as members of (or interested in) certain faiths.

    Participation in religious activities is entirely voluntary. USNA has 8 Chaplains who typically represent several Protestant denominations, Catholicism, Judaism, and (some, if not all of the time) Islam. The Chaplains make every effort to meet the spiritual needs of all midshipman.

    If you're not religous, that's ok too.
     
  12. Vista123

    Vista123 5-Year Member

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    they do ask religious affiliation once admitted but you can leave it blank.


    USNA does not issue dog tags. My mid needed to have them for a USMA training block that he cross trained at. He had to purchase the dog tags on his own and he did have to mark a religion for them.
     
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    usna1985 10-Year Member

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    I seem to recall we received them. Either things have changed or my memory is faulty.:eek:
     
  14. falconchic88

    falconchic88 5-Year Member

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    Mine rcvd dog tags before their Youngster cruise. I remember because they both called just before their respective Sea Trials to ask their blood type. We rcvd them in BCT at USAFA back in '88 but I have no idea if they still issue them or not.

    They did ask for religious affiliation after mine were appointed. It was in the permit to report package on the sponsor info sheet, but it was optional.
     
  15. New BGO

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    I completely disagree with SR-71's comment "Bluntly, you are at dis-advantage for being an Asian female. You are competing among Asian for the limited slots, not with other race or ethnicity. Below is the USNA class profile for 2017."

    That comments implies that USNA has a quota for Asians and nothing could be farther than the truth.

    If you any questions at all about this, simply call your regional Admissions counselor. Or better yet, have your guidance counselor t your school make the call on your behalf.