This may surprise you, but if you can fulfill the USNA listed requirements, they’ll probably take you. It’s not like so many of the other Ivy Leagues where you have to be a magician to be accepted (think Harvard). Here, most candidates drop out of competition for the 1,000 slots when they don’t fulfill the very long list of requirements. Look at the statistics:
This is not to say getting the official nomination, and becoming scholastically/medically/physically qualified is easy. Of course not. USNA doesn’t do ‘easy’. But, there is a way, with steps to get you there.
Check back next week. I’ll start showing you how to chip away at this list.
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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a tech columnist for Examiner.com, Editorial Review Board member for ISTE’s Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco guest blogger,IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything. Currently, she’s editing a military thriller for her agent that should be out to publishers this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office, WordDreams, or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.