What's next?

mvgerdes

Member
I have accepted my appointment and admissions has received my three forms required after accepting my offer. What comes next? Is there any additional information I can expect to be arriving in the mail?
 

NavyHoops

Super Moderator
5-Year Member
Yes the Permit to Report packet will arrive probably in March sometime. It will have a great deal of info. In the meantime get in shape and have fun. It's your last 2-3 months of high school and last high school spring break. Go have fun with friends and family. Seriously if you read all the comments from current Mids nearly all them say they wish they had spent just one more day playing video games and eating pizza. Being in shape will make life much easier and also help deal with the anxiety.
 
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Just Dad

Member
My CL2020 DD wishes that she'd backed off on the level of activity she had going in high school in Feb, March, April, May. Now would be the time to skip a sports camp, let someone else chair a student counsel committee, or decline a role in planning graduation stuff.

Make extra time to enjoy the people who are important to you. In about 4 months you will hop in a car and drive away from home and family; seriously, in every respect home will disappear behind you. You will return 5 months later, but you, and your relationship to home friends and family, will never be the same. Its all good--to--great, and everyone has to pass from child to adult, but for you its gonna happen really fast.
 
Congratulations! The PTR packet will contain a lot of forms to be filled out. A lot of the forms have to be mailed back ahead of I-day. Now is the time to ask your parents if all your vaccinations are up to date . If not, get updated now. You don't want to get the shots on I-day. You will need a copy of your vaccinations/shot record for the PTR. You are also going to need an "official" copy of your birth certificate. Your parent probably has one-if not, this is the time to order one from the county/state you were born in. Photocopy 2 sets of all the forms when you have completed them. Send the originals in, leave a photocopied set with your parent, and take the other photocopy set to I-day, just in case. Paperwork has been known to get lost in the mail.
 

AF6872

10-Year Member
Get a place for I-Day as soon as possible. For PPW depending on the number of people, we rented a house with a back yard and a grill and had a great time with high school friends and family. Get the Passport as soon as possible. Tough to be stuck on a ship in a great port. And the places they will see.. I would have loved to walk the Great Wall. My Daughter did all courtesy of the USA.
 

Madzmom21

Member
Definitely book something soon. DD doesn't have the appointment yet but we did book a place to stay for I Day and PPW just in case. Hotel told us if we need to cancel we won't be penalized. We felt it was better to be safe than sorry if she got the appointment and have to scramble to find a place to stay. Hope we don't have to cancel.
 

ktnatalk

Sailor. Shipmate. Parent.
Now is the time to ask your parents if all your vaccinations are up to date . If not, get updated now. You don't want to get the shots on I-day. You will need a copy of your vaccinations/shot record for the PTR.
There is a form in the Permit to Report package (arrives in April) listing all required shots. You can bounce your record against it and take them before I day to minimize soreness, or you will get them on I Day for free.
 
There is a form in the Permit to Report package (arrives in April) listing all required shots. You can bounce your record against it and take them before I day to minimize soreness, or you will get them on I Day for free.
DS saw one of the listed shots and was panicking because his shot record didn't have it. I told him not to panic- he didn't need that one, the vaccine was only for females. IIRC it was "recommended".
 

Capt MJ

10-Year Member
DS saw one of the listed shots and was panicking because his shot record didn't have it. I told him not to panic- he didn't need that one, the vaccine was only for females. IIRC it was "recommended".
This is probably what the form looks like, probably updated for this year:
https://www.usna.edu/PlebeSummer/_files/documents/2016/PTR DOCS/21 PTR 2020 Item 21 Immunization Record.docx

If you are referring to HPV (Gardasil), it's given to both men and women, though I think that one can be opted out/refused on I-Day. I've just picked that up from sponsor mid discussions over the last several years, so strictly hearsay, though the last time I looked at a PTR package, that was the gist of it.
 
This is probably what the form looks like, probably updated for this year:
https://www.usna.edu/PlebeSummer/_files/documents/2016/PTR DOCS/21 PTR 2020 Item 21 Immunization Record.docx

If you are referring to HPV (Gardasil), it's given to both men and women, though I think that one can be opted out/refused on I-Day. I've just picked that up from sponsor mid discussions over the last several years, so strictly hearsay, though the last time I looked at a PTR package, that was the gist of it.
I just remember looking up the vac name last year-it had something to do with preventing specific female cancers.
 

xcmum

Member
I just remember looking up the vac name last year-it had something to do with preventing specific female cancers.
Gardasil (HPV vaccine) is now recommended for boys too and has been for several years. As many as 11,000 men a year develop cancers caused by the HPV, so receiving the HPV vaccine can help prevent genital warts, cancers of the anus, rectum, mouth, throat and penis. Unlike cervical cancer, which has the pap smear, these other cancers don't have early screening tests so they tend to be detected at much later stages. I would rather my son (& daughter) be as protected & proactive as possible towards preventing future cancer.
 

THS

5-Year Member
OP, and plebes-to-be, most definitely make sure your immunization record is current. You don't want to be like my unfortunate DS who received shots in both arms on I Day and had difficulty carrying his duffle bag the entire day. Also, (as my DS was forewarned via this forum, but I don't know if it is a concern now) mind your social media posts. PS detailers and upperclassmen may search the Internet to get to know plebes-to-be before PS and reform. Parents, reach out to your regional parent club, it can be a valuable source of information and emotional support. I believe USNA parent club contact information is available at the Alumni Association website, USNA.com. Congratulations!
 
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