US Naval Academy Admissions PPT - U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps

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Preparing for

U.S. Naval Academy

Acceptance

Start Young!

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Early Preparation Guidelines

Begin Preparation in Middle School

Establish a Solid Foundation in:

Math

Science

English

Introduction to Modern Foreign Language

Competitive Team Sports

Individual Sports that Require Sustained Effort

Community Service

Naval Sea Cadets and Other Youth Programs

Early Development of Leadership Skills

High School Preparation

Guide

Begin with Freshman Year

Curriculum Guidelines

Beginning with Freshman Year Enrollment

Schedule Meeting with High School Counselor

Map out Curriculum for Next Four Years

Counselor Should Emphasize:

Honors and AP Courses - dual-enrollment (college)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

Competitive Team Participation

Individual Sports Participation

Leadership Slots in School Related Activities

Participation in School Sponsored Community

Service Activities

Curriculum Guidelines

Continued

Four Years of English:

Strong Emphasis On:

Composition

Grammar

Literature

Speech

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Curriculum Guidelines

Continued

Four Years of Math:

Algebra

(I)

Plane Geometry

Intermediate Algebra

(II)

Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus

Note:

Courses in Pre-Calculus and Calculus are Highly

Recommended

Curriculum Guidelines

Continued

Two Years of a Modern Foreign Language

In Addition to Modern Foreign Language Study:

If Offered

– Take One to Two Years of Latin

Foundation of Modern Western Languages

Language of Science

Provides Strong Foundation in Grammar

Two Years of a Laboratory Science

Earth or General Science

Chemistry

Biology

Physics

Curriculum Guide

Continued

One Year of U.S. History

One Year of World History

Round Out Degree Plan with Course Work In:

Geography

Government

Economics

Basic Computing

Keyboarding

Pre-SAT Exam

Take Pre-SAT When Offered by High School

Depending on School

May Occur in Sophomore and/or Junior Year

Pre-SAT Preparation Classes Recommended

Use Pre-SAT Results to Prepare for SAT

Review Results with School Counselor

Identify Areas of Concern

Develop Corrective Action Plan

SAT Exam

Sign

–up Early for SAT

SAT Preparation Classes Recommended

Target SAT Math and Verbal Scores:

620 or Higher

SAT may be taken more than one time without penalty.

– Academy will accept the highest score.

Sports Participation Guide

4 Year Participation in Vigorous Competitive Team

Sports

Strive for Team Leadership Slots

Captain

Co-Captain

4 Year Participation in Individual Sports that Require

Sustained Physical Effort

Track and Field

Tennis

Etc.

Physical Preparation Guide

Perform Distance Running Regularly

Two Miles Are Recommended

Perform Strenuous Conditioning Exercises

Push-ups

Pull-ups

Sit-ups

Physical Preparation Guide

Continued

Best Way to Prepare:

Start off Slowly

Build on Your Physical Accomplishments

Start with Two-Mile Run

Alternating Between:

Running

Walking

Gradually Increase the Amount of Running

Physical Preparation Guide

Continued

Target the Following Counts for:

Push-ups

75

– Male

50 - Female

Pull-ups

18

– Male

7 - Female

Sit-ups

65

– Male & Female

Physical Performance

Requirements

Physical Performance

Sea Cadets should prepare to pass the following physical performance exams

Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA)

Physical Education Program (PEP) Physical

Readiness Test (PRT)

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Physical Performance

Requirements - Continued

Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA)

Assessment Consists of:

a one-mile run

a ‘shuttle’ run

a kneeling basketball throw

abdominal crunches

push-ups

pull-ups or a flexed-arm hang for women

Flexed-arm Hang Used When Pull-ups Cannot be

Accomplished

– Pull-ups Strongly Recommended

Physical Performance

Requirements - Continued

Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA)

– Continued

B-Ball

Throw

Pull-Ups

Shuttle

Run

Crunches Push-Ups 1-Mile

Males

102 18 7.8

95 75 5:20

Female

66 7 8.6

95 50 6:00

Go To: http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/cfainstructions.htm

Site Provides Full Details of CFA Exam Requirements

Read Requirements and Prepare Well

CFA Exam More Difficult Than it Appears

Physical Performance

Requirements - Continued

Physical Education Program (PEP) Physical Readiness

Test (PRT)

Conducted During Naval Academy Summer

Seminar (NASS)

Prepare to meet or exceed the following PRT expectations:

Men

1.5 mile run (minutes)

Sit-ups (minimum in 2 minutes)

10:30

Push-ups (minimum in 2 minutes 40

65

Women

12:40

18

65

Leadership Skills

Development Guidelines

Participate in Activities that Develop Valuable

Leadership Experiences and Responsibilities

Recommended Activities:

Pursue Leadership Positions in:

School Class,

School Club

Student Government

Competitive Team Athletics:

Captain and Co-Captain Roles Highly Desirable

Leadership Skills

Development Guidelines

Continued

Participate in Activities that Develop Valuable

Leadership Experiences and Responsibilities

Recommended Activities:

Awards in Academic Societies:

I.e. National Honor Society

Participation and Success in:

Public Speaking

Debate

Other non-athletic activities

Leadership Skills

Development Guidelines

Continued

Participate in Activities that Develop Valuable

Leadership Experiences and Responsibilities

Recommended Activities:

Maximize Participation and Achievement in:

Naval Sea Cadet Corps

Other Youth Related Groups

Membership in:

Community Organizations

Church Organizations

Leadership Skills

Development Guidelines

Continued

Participate in Activities that Develop Valuable

Leadership Experiences and Responsibilities

Emphasis Note

– Leadership Development:

It is more valuable for you to achieve distinction in a specific activity, rather than participate in a number of activities without any evidence of leadership achievement.

Steps for Admission

Steps for Admission

Continued

For Complete Information, Go To:

http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/steps.htm

You should apply for admission:

Between April of your junior year in high school and

January of your senior year in high school.

The Earlier, the Better

Steps for Admission

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You must have a social security number to apply to the

U.S. Naval Academy

If you need to obtain a Social Security Number go to:

Social Security Online - www.ssa.gov

Steps for Admission

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Basic Requirements for Eligibility

United States Citizen

Good Moral Character

At Least 17 and not Past 23 rd

Academy

Birthday on 1 July of Entering the

Unmarried

Not Pregnant

No Dependents

Steps for Admission

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Basic Requirements for Eligibility - Continued

If You Are Not Old Enough to Apply:

Register with USNA @ register with USNA

Information on Summer Seminar will be sent in the

Winter of your Junior Year

Summer Seminar Application Serves as Preliminary

Application

Steps for Admission

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Preliminary Application:

Must be Submitted to Become Official Candidate

Not Needed if you have applied for Summer Seminar Program

After Being Designated as an Official Candidate for

Admission:

N otified by Mail

Letter Sent no Earlier than mid-May

Provides Important Instructions on Proceeding with the

Application Process

Steps for Admission

Continued

Preliminary Application - Continued:

Ensure the Following Information is Available for Completing the Preliminary Application

High School Educational Testing Service (ETS) Code

Rank in High School Class

Provided by Counselor’s Office

Congressional State and District

(Where Your Family Votes)

Zipcode + 4

SAT, ACT, or PSAT Scores

Steps for Admission

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To receive an offer of appointment, applicant must obtain a nomination from an official source:

Many Nomination Sources

Applicants Encouraged to Apply to All Available Sources

Sources Normally Include:

U.S. Representative

Two Senators

Vice President of United States

Steps for Admission

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Apply for Nomination - Continued:

Many Nomination Sources

US Senators, Representatives and Delegates

The President of the U.S.

The Vice President of the U.S.

Navy and Marine Corps (Active and Reserve)

Reserve Officer Training Corps Units

Children of Deceased or Disabled Veterans

Children of Prisoners of War or Servicemen Missing in Action

Children of Medal of Honor Awardees

Steps for Admission

Continued

Apply for Nomination - Continued:

Nomination Process is Similar to Applying for a School

No Need to be Personally Acquainted with Person Providing the

Nomination

Submitting Letters of Nomination Application Should be First

Step

Contact Congressional and Senate Staff for Nomination

Application Information and Deadlines

Steps for Admission

Continued

Apply for Nomination - Continued:

Nomination Process is Similar to Applying for a School

No Need to be Personally Acquainted with Person Providing the

Nomination

Submitting Letters of Nomination Application Should be First

Step

Contact Congressional and Senate Staff for Nomination

Application Information and Deadlines

Steps for Admission

Continued

Candidates Required to take Scholastic Assessment

Test (SAT-I) or American College Test (ACT)

SAT and ACT Can Be Taken More Than Once Without Penalty

Academy will Accept Highest Score in Each Category

Set Up Testing with High School Guidance Office or Register

On-Line

May Qualify for Becoming Candidate Using PSAT

PSAT Not Used as Final Admission Criteria

Steps for Admission

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College Admissions Tests - Continued

Official Test Results Required for Admission

Non-Standard Tests are Not Accepted for Admission

Includes Un-Timed SAT and ACT Tests

Scores Should be Forwarded to USNA

College Code Numbers

SAT-I - 5809

ACT - 1742

Steps for Admission

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Become Official Candidate:

If Preliminary Application Indicates Record is Strong Enough

If Official Candidate Record is Indicated:

Receive Candidate Information Letter

Upon Completion of Candidate File:

Admissions Board Reviews Your Record

Complete On-Line Forms and Ensure Their Receipt by

USNA Within 30 Days

Steps for Admission

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Required of All Candidates:

USNA is Physically Challenging

USNA Graduates Commissioned in a Wide Variety of Fields

These Fields have Strict Medical Standards

Candidate Contacted by:

Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board

(DoDMERB)

DoDMERB Provides Medical Scheduling Information

DoDMERB will Provide Exam Results to You

Steps for Admission

Continued

Component of Application

Submitted Electronically

Purpose - Evaluate:

Coordination

Strength

Speed

Agility

Steps for Admission

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Decision to Attend USNA a Major One

Interview Conducted with Blue and Gold Officer

Interview Designed to Questions About:

Naval Academy

Naval Service

Interview with Blue and Gold Officer is Required

Application is not Complete Without it

Steps for Admission

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Selection Process Used:

“Rolling Admissions”

Admissions Board Assesses:

“Whole Person” Qualification

Outstanding Record Can Result in “Early Offer”

Most Candidates Notified of Final Status by 15 April

This Could be You!

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