will a year off from school hurt?

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by greene, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. greene

    greene 5-Year Member

    Sep 4, 2010
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    Hello, I am applying as a transfer after one year of college. I would rather not take out more loans to pay for an additional year of college since I am no longer seeking a degree. Will working a day job until plebe summer rather than attending university hurt my chances for admission?
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 10-Year Member

    Jun 9, 2006
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    This is a complex question. In part, it depends on what classes you took and how well you did during your year in college. If you took the "plebe courses" and got As with the occasional B, a year off may not hurt you as much as if you took other courses and/or didn't do well.

    However, not doing anything academic for a full year could also hurt. Is there any way you could take at least some college-level courses, even at CC?

    If you need to work to support yourself and/or a family, that may count in your favor.

    I suggest that you consult with your BGO and/or RD and discuss the specifics of your situation with them. I'm not sure that anyone here can give you a definitive answer, b/c it is very case-specific.

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