Everything is riding on this evaluation.My firstie platoon leader told me yesterday that the evaluation given to everyone that attends SS has a “huge impact.” He made it sound like it was a vital part of one’s application. To what extent is this true?
Not officially, I expect, unless actual assault occurred. This was a young man, not yet in the military, exercising his freedom of speech, but not too smartly. You never know how information travels though.I am not sure in Capt MJ’s case, a bad review that prohibits entry into USNA is enough.
Would other SAs be privy to this for instance?
Can I ask how long after SS did he receive the LOA?From someone who just went through the process, I believe it does play a role. I do not think any one thing is vital but I liken it to a list of items. Each one becomes a check mark that you have accomplished it. My DS applied to four of the service academies. His number one choice was the Naval Academy, so he attended SS. His application was the same for all the academies with the exception of SS and he received letters of support from two other academy coaches but he did not receive a letter from the Navy Coach. Through the process, the other coaches referred to their summer program (they all have different names, ex. USCGA- AIM). We were under the impression that as long as you attended one of them, it would look favorable. Looking back, you need to attend all that you wish to receive a conditional appointment too. My DS received waitlist status at 2 other academy's and a LOA conditional appointment at the Naval Academy which was his first choice. I truly believe that his attendance at SS and the impression he made that week with his commanders was the difference for his LOA. Go luck and definitely attend SS if possible. It's not the end if you don't but it can add to your resume.
Place any anecdotal reports/speculative correlation of LOAs and NASS attendance in perspective and context. There are dozens of threads about LOAs across the SA forums.Can I ask how long after SS did he receive the LOA?
SS and Summer STEM are Admissions tools. I was rejected from both and still made it. I was told by Admissions that SS and STEM are based on a variety of factors on who they let in: the application but also intangibles like geography and outreach in that area. I'm from the biggest naval base in the world so they maybe did not feel like my area was the most important to bring to these outreach events in comparison to someone with similar qualifications from Wisconsin.My firstie platoon leader told me yesterday that the evaluation given to everyone that attends SS has a “huge impact.” He made it sound like it was a vital part of one’s application. To what extent is this true?