3Q?

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  1. csmeeks

    csmeeks Member

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    Today I received an email from my BGO stating that I have received a triple qualification from the Naval Academy. Meaning that the admissions has found me physically, medically, and scholastically qualified. Is being found triple qualified anything like receiving a LOA? From my research about being triple qualified I have seen some people state that as long as I keep myself triple qualified and receive a nomination that I will also receive an appointment to the academy very soon after that. Is this true that all I really have left to do to get an appointment is to receive a principle nomination from one of my many sources I have already applied to?
     
  2. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    I can't speak for USNA but for USAFA, being "3Q" simply means you are "fully qualified for admission."

    It does NOT mean you have an LOA or appoinment, just that you are fully qualified for admission.

    Now...the wait begins. Will you end up in the top XXXX of YYYYY? If so, then you will ultimately receive an appointment. If not...the dreaded TWE.

    I was "3Q" the first year I applied...5 TWE's.

    I was "3Q" the second year I applied...4 Appt's, 1 "alternate" letter from USCGA (they're TOUGH!)

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
  3. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    Depends. Yes, a 3Q candidate with a principal nomination will get an appointment. Guaranteed.

    A 3Q candidate with a competitive nomination has about a 75%-80% chance of getting an appointment, based on previous class profile statistics.

    As stated above, yes. If you have a principal nomination and are qualified, by law you must be appointed.

    :cool:
     
  4. Mongo

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    I'm not sure one can use the overall averages to make a statement such as this. There are many areas of the country where only the principal will receive an appointment since the alternates will more than likely not be national pool competitive while in some areas all ten names on the list will be national pool competitive.

    No.

    Not true. MOCs can nominate up to 10 individuals for each opening. While they will all receive nominations, only one will enter the Academy definitely, depending on being fully qualified, while the others will be eligible for the national pool based on their competitiveness.

    Already answered but yes.
     
  5. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    Of course you can, that's why is's called an average.

    If you have 2,200 3Q + nom candidates nationwide, and 1650 of them are offered appointments, the average chance of an appointment for a 3Q + nom candidate is 75%.
     

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