USNA does refer to "rolling admissions" which usually implies this type of system, without Admissions Board meeting first and did not get an answer. . When they have used up all of the spots - no more appointments - up. When I first read the letter from the Naval Academy Admissions Sarge's Weekly Meet and Greet For Boot camp Graduation We are pleased to notify you that the Admissions Board has selected YOU. of high school without having to do any additional studies at another college/university or prep school. Naval Academy had on the Admissions Board members and their .. greatest potential for meeting the challenges of naval service in the 21 st century. them to focus on an applicant-specific critical incident, a time when they engaged in the.
Her sister is attending the Naval Academy, and her father was in the military. That one is easy. Hering isn't even through telling his fellow board members this woman's story when they start plunking down their rectangular green-and-red blocks, with the green side facing up -- green is a "yes" vote; red means "no. Next is a youth from Florida who has a great attitude, another board member explains, but has littered his personal essay with misspelled words and poor sentence structure.
Other red votes follow. And, like that, another young life changes course. Each year, more than 10, -- sometimes as many as 15, -- people apply to the Naval Academy. Most are high school seniors. Some are in prep schools or colleges. Many are in the Navy and looking for a higher challenge. All those applications come to Leahy Hall, a three-story gray-stone rectangle where applicants' high school grades, standardized test scores and other factors are entered into a computer program that spits back a number, called a "multiple," in the 50,to, range.
But because the Navy wants more than good grades, those numbers serve as a guidepost. The real dirty work is done around this cluttered table, where the admissions board meets every Thursday from October through April.
Vetter, who became dean of admissions this year. But this isn't just a job; it's a way of life. You're a Navy officer 24 hours a day. The University of Maryland admits about one in four of its 16, applicants; the Naval Academy admits about one in In years past, midshipmen -- all recipients of those green blocks -- have been involved in cheating scandals and been arrested on sexual assault and murder charges. There are some things even a board of eagle-eyed admissions officials can't foresee.
In recent years, however, the board has paid more attention to character. Application forms now ask for information about arrests and police records. Teachers submitting personal references are asked to assess the applicant's "character and integrity.
Probably not a whole lot. But more importantly, we're putting a marker on the table that character is something we care about a lot, and we want you to know that before you get here. We want you to know this is more than just a college. Similarly, not many schools will reject asthmatics or the disabled anyone with severe psoriasis. At the University of Maryland, for example, extracurricular activities and varsity athletics improve an applicant's chance of admission, but grades come first and are most important.
Obviously, I am a proud parent of my kid, but he has what it takes. He is a rising senior, has a UW 4. SAT score verbal, math. His passions are history and politics. My main concern for him is the Congressional Nomination. We live in MD and it is the most competitive state for securing a nomination. I have no idea what else he can do besides do his very best on his applications.
He was invited to a Candidate Visit Weekend and will be attending in early September. I am under the impression that the application for nomination is for all service academies and that one cannot specify, but the nominator can specify. Do you have any further advice for him? Thank you so much for such a wonderful website, chock full of information. Leeann on July 29, at Here are a few suggestions to make that more likely: Introduce himself to them.
I think I have a list here on this blog; also ask the BGO for suggestions. He should be confident, clear, well-spoken. Ask to hand it to the nomination committee chair. They will be impressed with what they read on his application; the real person should reinforce that.
Each has its own involved application, but one Congressional interview suffices for all. I hope this helps. Let me know how it goes. I passed it on to my son and he thought your ideas were all fantastic, and immediately started to consider how to implement them. Thanks so much for all the information you impart to the potential applicants and their parents!
Leeann on July 29, at 8: Active, committed, involved kids are exactly who we want to lead our nation. I wish him the best of luck. Jacqui Murray on July 30, at However, due to my unusual situation, I would like to get an idea of where I stand in regard to securing an application and how I might compare to other candidates. These are essentially the only ways I can provide an accurate idea of my academic level. The science subject covered biology, chemistry, and physics.
I am taking all these subjects at Higher Level. I understand that I will have to take the SAT also, which I am studying for alongside my mandatory schoolwork. I will be taking the SAT early next year, and plan to register for at least one more test later.
My school has a small athlectics team however, which I am considering joining. There are, however, many club sports. Will the Naval Academy regard this in a similar way to varsity sports, or will it not count? During 7th and 8th Grade I was in a team participating in the Vex Robotics competition.
I also have taken part in several work placements and volunteering activities. This year is very different from any other year in school. Students are encouraged to find work placements and parttake in extracarricular activites. During that year, I obtained three work placements: On one occasion during that year I was tasked with organising a class trip, which was very successful.
Later, I made it through an interview selcetion process and was selected as one of six staff members who ran a School Bank program for students.USNA Admissions
The same year, I took part in a nationwide competition called Young Social Innovators where high school students develop a project that deals with any important issue in society. My team of four made it to the national finals. During the same year, I signed up for a program called Gaisce where adolescents take part in three activities community service, personal skill, and physical activity for a total of 26 weeks.
For my community service, I volunteered at a local library for one hour per week, over a period of 13 weeks. By finishing this, I completed my Bronze Gaisce award. I have the choice of going forward with the next stage — the Silver Gaisce award — which would demonstrate more volunteer work in my application.
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Including my work experience at the charity, plus some bag-packing to fundraise for my rowing club, I have done a total of about 50 hours of volunteer work. This is one of my primary concerns, as I have seen other candidates claiming upwards of hours of community work. I am not employed either, as my studies and extracarriculars take up a lot of my time. As of Junior Year, I have been elected as a member of the Student Council, which I understand many successful candidates have done.
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Within the Student Council, I have been appointed Secretary. I am also considering offering to write for my school newsletter.
I understand that this is a lot of information to process, but I thought it was necessary given my unusual situation as a citizen abroad. Although you will be unfamiliar with things like the Gaisce Award and Young Social Innovators, I just wanted to give you an idea of the things I have done so that you might be able to tell me what areas I can improve on the most. My main questions are: Should I proceed to do my Silver Gaisce award, ie more community work hours but less study time?
Should I join my school athletics team, or is the rowing acceptable on its own even though it is not technically a varsity sport? Will the Naval Academy take the rowing into account at all? Are there any other activities I should get involved in, like writing for the school newsletter? In general, what do you think my chances are?
Do I give the impression of being well-rounded or am I lacking in anything? Might a legacy of family members being in the Navy have any affect my chances of being accepted? Any information you can give me is very greatly appreciated. The resources available to help me apply to a college abroad are somewhat limited here, so I am looking to find points of view of where I currently stand. I am very passionate about my aspirations to attend the Naval Academy, and I am willing to do my best to optimize my chances.
I have been reading your book, Building A Midshipman, which has been an excellent tool for me in my journey to the Naval Academy. Thanks for taking the time to read this and for your help.