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USNA Chances of Admission?

AshleyClaire11AshleyClaire11 1 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
USNA is my dream school. I've worked hard to improve my chances of getting in, but just want to see what a more informed community thinks in regards to my chances. For context, I'm a female in the STEM program at my high school, but am interested in majoring in Group 3, preferably English.

I'm ranked within the top 5% of my class (out of 439)
U/W GPA: 3.9
Weighted GPA: 4.25
Taken 10 AP Classes: Human Geo, Psych, Bio, Stats, Chem, Calc, Envi Sci, Lang, Gov, and Econ
STEM Student
SAT: 1470
Beta Club President
Science Olympiad President and State Champion for Anatomy/Physiology
STEM Mentorship Program President
Writing Club President
Governor's Honors Semifinalist in Communicative Arts
Varsity Lacrosse (defense)
Ranked Cascade's top 80 best lacrosse players in the U18 division of the Southeast
Varsity Cross Country
Intern at the regional hospital and conducted research
Intern at the Cancer Treatment Center of America, Atlanta

I'm currently training for the CFA, but will update the discussion with those results.

Thank you and go Navy!

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  • ChoatieMomChoatieMom 5205 replies238 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited September 2018
    What I tell everyone here who posts a resume is that due to the vagaries of the nomination process and the rubric the service academies use to determine appointments, it is impossible to chance anyone. No one knows what the competition in your district will look like in the year you apply, so no one can chance you.

    You should look at the makeup of current classes at Navy and make sure you at least meet if not exceed those stats. For example:

    https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/_files/documents/ClassPortrait.pdf

    Your first step is getting a nomination. USNA does not consider applications without a nomination, so you need to familiarize yourself with this process if you aren't already by checking the websites of your congressperson and both senators. Once you start the nomination and application process, you will be assigned a Blue & Gold Officer (BGO) who will shepherd you through this process and who will have insight into how competitive your district is and how you stack up against the competition in the year you apply. Getting the nomination is the gating factor; once a candidate has a nomination and is deemed 3Q (qualified academically, physically, and medically) and the application goes to the academy admissions team, the likelihood of an appointment is close to 50%.

    Also, you should scour the wealth of applicant information on the USNA website and serviceacademyforums.com as that is the official site for academy applicants. No one there will chance you either for the reasons I gave above. These sources will tell you to do your best academically, up your physical fitness game, and pursue leadership opportunities. You will want to show quality over quantity, stay focused, and put your best application forward. That's all you or any candidate can do,
    edited September 2018
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  • ChoatieMomChoatieMom 5205 replies238 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @AshleyClaire11: In March '17, you were a HS junior asking about chances for Georgia Tech as a pre-med student. If you are still interested in becoming a doctor, the service academies are not a guaranteed way to get there. Very few midshipmen end up going to medical school; you will need to be at the very top of a highly competitive class and, even then, there are only single-digit slots. If being a naval officer is your primary goal and medicine is secondary and can wait until your service years are complete, then go for it, but you should search all the threads on serviceacademyforums.com on this topic to get a realistic idea of the likelihood of a Navy medical career if medicine is still important to you.
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  • pnwwildcatpnwwildcat 1 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Got my appointment on Friday afternoon! GO NAVY!!
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  • isolab328isolab328 1 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    My graduates HS in 2023. His dream is to play lacrosse at Naval Academy. When can we begin the nomination process?
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  • ChoatieMomChoatieMom 5205 replies238 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @isolab328: Each MOC's requirements and schedule can be a bit different. Go to the websites of your district congressman and both senators to see their requirements and timelines.
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  • mcfamilyof4mcfamilyof4 56 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @isolab328 official application/nomination process begins in the winter of Junior year (January 2022 for you) , typically it can start with applying to the NASS. but never too early to start mapping out the hardest STEM classes and getting top grades and SAT/ACT scores and also should be varsity athlete (sound like you have that covered)
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