Blog Posts - Senior Year



What is Summer Seminar at a Military Academy?

USNA, USAFA and West Point all offer Summer Seminar, an opportunity for seniors to spend a week on the campus seeing if it feels right. And, it gives administrators a chance to watch and evaluate prospective students. At USNA it’s called Naval Aca...
by USNA or Bust on Mar 22, 2015

Physical Prep for Plebe Summer

Do you wonder what hoops you need to be prepared to jump through during Plebe Summer? Here’s what USNA recommends to prepare yourself for those weeks of physical fury (click to visit original document): More on physical prep for Plebe Summer: S...
by USNA or Bust on Mar 17, 2015

Knocking Down the March *knock-knock who is there?*

(The photo above was taken in the early of February not in March, ya gapapa lah ya walau judulnya tentang Maret tapi foto lama yang di-post hehehe-heheh-hehe-he.) Oh for God’s sake, time flies really fast. It is March already. It feels like I j...
by The Thought - A Daily Journal on Feb 28, 2015

December To Do List for USNA Applicants

Depending upon where you are in the process, you may have done some of the items on this list. Skip them. Be happy you’re done. Move on to the next: First Steps: If you’re serious about attending the USNA or any other military academy, buy a...
by USNA or Bust on Nov 30, 2014

December To Do List for USNA Applicants

Depending upon where you are in the process, you may have done some of the items on this list. Skip them. Be happy you’re done. Move on to the next: First Steps: If you’re serious about attending the USNA or any other military academy, buy a...
by USNA or Bust on Nov 30, 2014

Here’s What You Should Know About the Blue and Gold Interview

The B&G (Blue and Gold) Interview allows the Naval Academy one more opportunity to insure that they appoint candidates who will make it through the next nine years. Few colleges invest the time and money in a personal in-home  interview. For the...
by USNA or Bust on Nov 16, 2014

Here’s What You Should Know About the Blue and Gold Interview

The B&G (Blue and Gold) Interview allows the Naval Academy one more opportunity to insure that they appoint candidates who will make it through the next nine years. Few colleges invest the time and money in a personal in-home  interview. For the...
by USNA or Bust on Nov 16, 2014

November To Do List for USNA Applicants

Depending upon where you are in the process, you may have done some of the items on this list. Skip them. Be happy you’re done. Move on to the next: First Steps: If you’re serious about attending the USNA or any other military academy, buy a...
by USNA or Bust on Nov 2, 2014

November To Do List for USNA Applicants

Depending upon where you are in the process, you may have done some of the items on this list. Skip them. Be happy you’re done. Move on to the next: First Steps: If you’re serious about attending the USNA or any other military academy, buy a...
by USNA or Bust on Nov 2, 2014

What’s a Candidate Weekend Visit?

Please accept my personal invitation to spend a weekend visiting the U. S. Naval Academy and historic Annapolis. This visit program is offered only to a select group of candidates.” One day, you get home from school, rush to the mailbox to see if y...
by USNA or Bust on Oct 19, 2014

What’s a Candidate Weekend Visit?

Please accept my personal invitation to spend a weekend visiting the U. S. Naval Academy and historic Annapolis. This visit program is offered only to a select group of candidates.” One day, you get home from school, rush to the mailbox to see if y...
by USNA or Bust on Oct 19, 2014

September To Do List for USNA Applicants

Depending upon where you are in the process, you may have done some of the items on this list. Skip them. Be happy you’re done. Move on to the next: First Steps: If you’re serious about attending the USNA or any other military academy, buy a...
by USNA or Bust on Aug 31, 2014

September To Do List for USNA Applicants

Depending upon where you are in the process, you may have done some of the items on this list. Skip them. Be happy you’re done. Move on to the next: First Steps: If you’re serious about attending the USNA or any other military academy, buy a...
by USNA or Bust on Aug 31, 2014

How to Prepare for the Congressional Interview–Part III

There are a couple of givens–requirements without which you will not succeed at a congressional interview: Be sincere. Let the committee see who you are and make a decision. A Military Academy is a big decision. If something comes out that excl...
by USNA or Bust on Aug 21, 2014

USNA: Blue and Gold Interview

The B&G (Blue and Gold) Interview allows the Naval Academy one more opportunity to insure that they appoint candidates who will make it through the next nine years. Few other colleges invest the time and money in a personal in-home interview (e...
by USNA or Bust on Aug 17, 2014

How to Prepare for the Congressional Interview–Part I

Here’s my previous post about an introduction to the importance of the Congressional Interview to attending Military Academies. Thanks to the Structured Learning workbook on Building a Midshipman for this: The final stage in your pursuit of a C...
by USNA or Bust on Aug 7, 2014

Get a Congressional Nomination to a Service Academy

If you’re a senior in high school interested in a military academy, it’s time to round up a congressional nomination to the service academy of your choice. The Naval Academy, West Point, Merchant Marines and the Air Force Academy all requ...
by USNA or Bust on Jul 31, 2014

Headed for USNA? Prepare Yourself–Senior Year

Here’s a summary of what your senior year in high school might resemble if your goal for college is USNA. This is based on the real experiences of a successful Naval Academy applicant, what she did for the four years of high school to make sure...
by USNA or Bust on Jul 27, 2014

July To Do List for USNA Applicants

Depending upon where you are in the process, you may have done some of the items on this list. Skip them. Be happy you’re done. Move on to the next: First Steps: If you’re serious about attending the USNA or any other military academy, buy a...
by USNA or Bust on Jun 29, 2014

Going to USNA? Ready for I-Day–Part I

I can’t improve on this list, so I’ll just pass it on… I-Day CHECK LIST Officially Approved Items (from USNA website): White jockey-style brief underwear (18 briefs will be issued on I-Day). White crew neck fitted cotton undershirts...
by USNA or Bust on Jun 15, 2014


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