USNA Summer Seminar "Remarks" Section

Jonas

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I am almost done with my submission for my Summer Seminar application for the Naval Academy. But there is one big thing left that is optional, and that is the "Remarks" section. It states, "REMARKS: Optional. Enter any additional comments here". I asked my counselor, and he said that it can either be a place to say how you are more interested in the naval academy, speak more about other things, or give reasons or explanations of why grades could be lower than expected (not my case), like if you had a family death and you struggled in school for a while because of it. But in general, what is it truly for, and should I take advantage of it?
 
Personally, I just used it to explain my class rank being lower than it should be (old school ****ed my weighted gpa); I saved anything like interests & achievements for the "personal statement" section. I believe that's what it "should" be used for, but I doubt they'll mind if you put some extra writing into there...I guess it shows motivation?
 
Personally, I just used it to explain my class rank being lower than it should be (old school ****ed my weighted gpa); I saved anything like interests & achievements for the "personal statement" section. I believe that's what it "should" be used for, but I doubt they'll mind if you put some extra writing into there...I guess it shows motivation?
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Personally, I just used it to explain my class rank being lower than it should be (old school ****ed my weighted gpa); I saved anything like interests & achievements for the "personal statement" section. I believe that's what it "should" be used for, but I doubt they'll mind if you put some extra writing into there...I guess it shows motivation?
Would you think it would be a good idea talking about overcoming and fully recovering from a injury? Or should I talk about other achievements.
 
I would say biggest thing is to try not to force it. If you feel like there were some specifics about your achievements that you could not fully detail in the personal statement and activities section, then that's the place to explain what you do. If you had a gap from participating in sports due to an injury, mention it briefly. The NASS app is slightly different than the USAFA SS one, where there was room to detail participation in every activity. Best of luck : ))
 
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