When is a candidate's file created?

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by bandad, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. bandad

    bandad 5-Year Member

    Mar 11, 2010
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    My son is a freshman in high school. He took the ACT this past fall, made a 29, and sent his scores to USNA, USMA, and USAFA. Our family visited USNA two years ago over Spring Break and our son attended STEM at USNA last year. He has applied for STEM again this year. USNA made a big impression on him and he currently is interested in applying to USNA.

    Anyway, when do the academies create files for prospective candidates? Does a candidate need to complete an application, or does sending an ACT score or attending STEM initiate a file being created for a prospective candidate?

  2. USNA84

    USNA84 5-Year Member

    Nov 29, 2007
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    I don't know about "files", but you won't get a candidate number until the cycle for the class ahead of your son's is done - usually in April at end of the junior year in high school. NASS attendance also gives a candidate the "golden ticket" of a candidate number. Having a candidate number is required to complete the application.

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