USNA Alumni

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by dan_lof, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. dan_lof

    dan_lof New Member

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    I understand that my dad being an alumni of the USNA helps to some extent. However, does his time served play a role? Would the difference of a captain to a lt. cmdr affect their decision. Thanks
     
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    wannabeplebe Member

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    How much does an alumni parent actually help?
     
  3. dan_lof

    dan_lof New Member

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    To the extent of my knowledge, it is roughly equivalent to being an Eagle Scout. There are 50 or 60 naval academy students a year with parents who are alumni.
     
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    ktnatalk Sailor. Shipmate. Parent.

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    What is the extent of your knowledge?
     
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    dan_lof New Member

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    Minimal. Most is from my dad or from talking with my BGO. I wasn't directly comparing having a parent that was an alumni to being an Eagle Scout. It was more about the looks of each.
     
  8. Cerberi

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    Not much and certainly not to the level of Eagle Scout
     
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    time2 10-Year Member

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    None of us work in admissions, so we don't know the factors considered in the WCS. Quoting someone's opinion from a prior thread is not a valid reference. Does the application actually ask if any relative previously attended USNA (they can't guess if you are related to someone else named Smith/Jones/Williams or other common family names)? Even if it does, you don't know if admissions places ANY value on that.
     
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  10. eljay60

    eljay60 AFROTC parent, former ANC in USAR

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    Does the application actually ask if any relative previously attended USNA?

    And how far back would they go - my Great-Uncle was in the class of 1928 (I think) and was the flight officer on the deck of the USS Wasp during WWII. But I doubt that would matter much for my DS' application!
     
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    hthp37 5-Year Member

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    For what it's worth, in at least the past few years on this forum, I recall reading posts from more than a couple of USNA alumni expressing
    disappointment that their son or daughter did not receive an appointment.
     
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    usna1985 10-Year Member

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    I've seen well-qualified children of flag officers not be admitted. I've seen classmates whose kids weren't admitted. I've had classmates have one child turned down and another admitted. I know alums who've had 3 or 4 of their kids admitted.

    Having a relative who's a grad isn't likely to make a material difference in your application. It's about you, not the person/people to whom you're related.
     
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    Cerberi Member

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    It is a question on the application, but it adds little to no value to the WCS. DD's roommate is an admiral's daughter - she made it on the second go. (and to his credit - when he shows up on the Yard - he is in civilian clothes so as not to be considered anything else but a Dad of a Mid)

    Very clearly, it is not a traditional school where legacy matters.
     
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