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United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD

United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar Program
Members of the class of 2007 -current juniors! On February 1, 2006, the United States Naval Academy will open our online application for current juniors (current high school class of 2007) to apply for our Naval Academy Summer Seminar (NASS) Program.  If you are not fully familiar with our NASS Program, it is a six day immersion program that runs the first three weeks of June in three sessions (Sessions I - 6/3 to 6/8, II 6/10 to 6/15, III - 6/17 to 6/22).  Participating in each session will be 600 of the nations top rising seniors!  We want to get the word out to the best and brightest around the United States to come to NASS and hopefully become a midshipman at USNA!  We need your help reaching these young men and women and encouraging them to participate in NASS this summer!

The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar offers the opportunity for rising high school seniors to visit the Naval Academy for one week during the summer. Students will experience all aspects of the Naval Academy including the academic program and midshipman life. Furthermore, students will receive an overview of Navy and Marine Corps service options. If you think that you are interested in pursuing an appointment to one of the nation's service academies and serving your country as an officer, you should seriously consider attending the Naval Academy's Summer Seminar.

Midshipmen run Summer Seminar with oversight by active duty Navy and Marine Corps officers. Over 1,800 students from around the world attend this fast paced program each year. If you want a summer challenge, the opportunity to sample university level academics at a first-rate institution, discover whether the Naval Academy will help you achieve your goals, and get a jump start on the admissions process, then this program is for you.

Direct your candidates for NASS to our online application at
$300 tuition cover room & Board

Yes, on a case by case individual basis

Application Deadline:
April 1, 2006

Program Dates:
StartDate: Session I - June 3rd, II - June 10th, II - June 17th
EndDate: Session I- June 8th, II - June 15th, III- June 22nd

This application is only for high school students graduating in 2007. The NASS application is open from February 1 to March 31.  Once you apply, you will be notified no later than April 15 of your status.

Donald Montgomery, USNA'74
Admissions Outreach Coordinator
United States Naval Academy
117 Decatur Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5018
Phone: 410/293-1862
Fax: 410/293-1828

Additional Information
The Naval Academy Summer Seminar Program is offered exclusively to young men and women who have just completed their junior year of high school. This is a competitive entry program because interest outweighs our hosting capacity. The following general selection criteria are considered: Unmarried, not pregnant and have no legal obligation to support a child, children or other individual(s); Superior high school performance: 3.5+ GPA (4.0 scale) or equivalent, rank in the top 20 percent of the class, and/or strong PSAT, SAT, or ACT results; Demonstrated achievement in athletics and extracurricular activities, especially demonstrating leadership potential in these areas; Physically fit and in good health with normal vision (20/40 or correctable to 20/20); Positive attitude, self-disciplined, and of good moral character.

During the six-day session, you will become a part of the Academy. You will live in Bancroft Hall (the dormitory in which all Academy midshipmen live), eat in the dining hall, participate in academic and leadership workshops and experience a variety of other activities on the campus. You will have an opportunity to see first-hand what the Academy has to offer through its exceptional academic, athletic, extracurricular activities and leadership training programs.

The Summer Seminar has an academic focus. Each student attends eight 90-minute workshops. Some of the workshop topics include: Information Technology, Naval Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Aerospace Flight Testing, Systems Engineering, Microcomputer Design, Seamanship and Navigation, Yard Patrol Craft (YP) Cruise Ethics and Character Development Oceanography, Mathematics, History, Meteorology, Literature, Chemistry, Political Science, Language Studies, Martial Arts, Economics. 40% of NASS participants go on to become midshipmen on $286,000 scholarships, they earn a $700 -800 monthly stipend, 80% graduate in four years with a BS degree as general engineers regardless of their major (19 majors offered), we hire all of our grads to work with the best technology on the planet and command our talented young enlisted men and women in jobs with serious responsibility and unparalleled opportunities for growth along with a chance to see the world. Full scholarship includes, three meals a day in King hall, major medical, major dental, uniforms, a personal computer, telephone, air conditioned dorm rooms, and opportunities to excel in the classroom and athletically in varsity, club and intramural sports. Two thirds of female midshipmen are varsity or club sports athletes. Our student to teach ratio is 8 to 1.

*last updated 2/2/2006


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