USNA Class of 2023

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  1. navy22

    navy22 Member

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    Just wanted to open up this topic for anybody applying. I am a up and coming female senior and just wanted to see if anybody wanted to talk about the application or anything at all.
     
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    Hey, I'm a female applying to the class of 2023 as well! We should stay in touch! I will drop you a follow feel free to pm me about any questions you have as well!
     
  3. ct2023

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    Hey guys! I'm applying for 2023 too! Good luck everyone applying, and (hopefully) see you in a year!
     
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  4. shast

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    Same here, I’m a female applying to the class of 2023. We should all keep in touch, and best of luck to all....
     
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  5. navyjoy

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    Hey everyone! I’m a part of the USNA foundation program and on track of being a part of USNA 2023. Since I did the application this last academic year, I am here to help anyone that has any questions! (I too am a female lol)
     
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  6. navyjoy

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    Hey everyone! Here some advice for this coming up year. Ask your teachers, coaches, mentors, etc... for recommendations NOW. This would help them and you get on track. My teachers from my high school said that it creates less stress for all parties. Also, start applying for your congressional nominations! Don't be like me, and wait until the last minute. Without a congressional nomination, you cannot be appointed to the Naval Academy. You can be placed in NAPS/Foundation, but that is not always guaranteed. I would recommend everyone to get a planner to make sure that you that you plan out this tedious application.

    Just if you guys are wondering, last year I applied for the class of 2022. I received a congressional nomination and did very well on my BGO interview. The reason why I am not in Plebe Summer right now is that I wasn't able to become a citizen before I-day. Navy gave me the foundation scholarship to be a part of the class of 2023. It was disappointing, but now I know that I am going to be in the right class! If you guys need any help, feel free to PM me! #GONAVYBEATARMY
     
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    Hey, I’m applying for the Class of 2023 and was wondering if you had any tips to prepare for the CFA?
     
  8. DeltaDogs

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    Hey! I am also a female applying for the Class of 2023, and I was wondering if any of you were applying to NROTC?
     
  9. THParent

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    Practice the entire CFA in order. Don't just practice the parts you think you need to work on.
    Doing the entire CFA in the time frame allotted, is a workout, in and of itself.

    1. The basketball throw is not so much a throw, as a wrap-around-the-body-sling-it-as-far-as-you-can. There are YouTube videos which demonstrate proper technique.
    2. Pull ups are easier if you wrap all four fingers and thumb over the top of the bar. Don't put your thumb around the bottom of the bar, as that is a common mistake.
    3. The only way to do more pull ups is to practice doing pull ups, three or more times per week. Every day is good, too.
    4. The shuttle run has a technique to the turn that is important. Study this technique on YouTube, as well. It will knock tenths off your time, and that's important.
     
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  10. taylorcraig

    taylorcraig New Member

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    I’m not applying to NROTC because if I don’t get accepted I’m going to a school close to home and going to try and improve my resume. Are you?
     
  11. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 5-Year Member

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    I do recommend thinking long and hard about NROTC as a parallel path.

    If the main goal is to serve as a Navy or Marine Corps Officer, NROTC is a fine path. If you’re competitive for an SA, you’re competitive for all varieties of NROTC scholarships. If you’re doing NROTC, even as a non-scholarship midshipman, that gives you a shot at an ROTC nom, exposes you to professional training and officers who can help you learn more about your career path, and provides excellent proof of your desire to serve if you find yourself re-applying to USNA - more stuff to include in Round 2 application.

    No reason you can’t work on “improving your resumé” while participating in NROTC, which I would argue is a superb way to enrich your SA application. And, if for some reason, USNA never says yes (some people do apply until they age out), you are well on you way to a career as a Navy or Marine Corps Officer - if that is what your heart is truly set on.

    You can also avoid pesky interview questions about why you are not also applying to NROTC. Service Academies ask you to balance academics with professional military training. Succeeding in ROTC, which also asks you to balance academics with military training, though in a less immersive way, ensures you already have a grasp of Navy and Marine customs, language, values, and basic pre-comm leadership training. That, assuming you have “stats” that are otherwise competitive, puts you in an attractive light. The SA sees you’re doing well with academics and military training, possibly sees you have earned the confidence of the NROTC PNS through an ROTC nom.

    Just something to consider. If you want to be a Navy or Marine Corps officer, which is the entire goal of all this, why avoid a quality path? You might even find NROTC is the perfect fit for you, score a great scholarship, the school might throw in room and board, and you love your unit and shipmates. The SA looks at the whole person, not just tangible grades/scores/ranks. They also look at military aptitude and potential to succeed as an officer. I contend success in NROTC is a fairly clear proof of that, while in and of itself functioning as a superb source of top-quality officers.

    Invest some time in analysis of this parallel path. Good luck!
     
  12. MidCakePa

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    Heed Capt MJ. And keep this in mind: 28% of the Class of 2022 did not come directly from high school: many from NAPS, many from civilian college, some prior enlisted. The NAPS folks and prior enlisted brought military experience. And the majority (perhaps nearly all) of the civilian college folks did ROTC. So I’d think that someone reapplying who consciously passed on the ROTC option would have some disadvantage, however you choose to define it.
     
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    Will be attending NAPS this year so as long as I do what I need to do I will be USNA class of 2023. I've been through the application process so if there are any questions please don't hesitate to ask!
     
  14. THParent

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    Good for you, buddy. That is a nice thing to do.
     
  15. Carsonelopez

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    Hey! Which prep school are you headed to?
     
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    Geeze, the cycle really never ends ... good luck to all!
     
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  17. navyjoy

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    NMMI
     
  18. midncandidate

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    Hi everyone I'm applying to Navy for the third time. I went to NAPS last year, but was medically disqualified. If you have any questions about the application or NAPS please let me know, I would be more than happy to help.
     
  19. Nomak54

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    Has anyone started applying for a nomination? If so, how long does it take to hear back?

    what were you disqualified for if I may ask?
     
  20. midncandidate

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    I was disqualified for hip issues. I had surgery on one during the winter and had an MRI on the other in the spring. It appeared that I might need surgery on the other side, however, it turned out to be a misdiagnosis. So the disqualification was due to the fear that it might be a reoccurring issue. I have since been cleared by an orthopedic surgeon for all activities.