a few questions

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  1. birdboybird

    birdboybird Banned

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    I turned my file in around the end of novemeber. It was 100 percent complete then ( with nomination), is it safe to assume turning it in early was useless?

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    Are they rejecting people? or does a mass wave come out April 15th

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    How do you get into the prep school? or is that like 'luck'

    thanks you
     
  2. birdboybird

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    Also How do I know if i am 3Q'ed?

    ty!
     
  3. quick

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    Turnong in you packet early was not useless. USNA uses a rolling admissions board so turning you packet in early gives them more time to examine you. The prep school (NAPS/Foundation) is for candidates who do not qualify academically and USNA believes could use a year of prep. In regards to how you know you are 3Q'd, you should receive a letter from DODMERB stating you were medically qualified and a letter from USNA that you have been found board qualified. Some TWE's have been sent out already. However as we get closer to April 15 the more likely it is for a TWE. Althougj it has been know for candidates to receive appointments even after the deadline.
     
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    Hmm I never recieved the 3Q letter..

    Does that mean I can't be appointed?
     
  5. jtoye

    jtoye NAPS '12 appointee

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    No, a lot of candidates do not recieve a letter saying they are triple qualified.
     
  6. birdboybird

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    Thats a relief


    One last question ( for this moment at least )
    Would it be logical to assume the closer it gets to April 15th the greater the chance for a TWE
     
  7. Whistle Pig

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    Well, I'm not a statistician, and I'm not sure a stats expert would know, in that there are so many variables to contend with.

    But I'm inclined to say "not necessarily." On one hand, in a mega sense, the closer one gets to 15 April, the fewer spots remain available. Reason for concern.

    Conversely, there is substantially less competition for the spot you are seeking come 15 April. Thus statistically speaking, your chances might be substantially better than previously.

    Here's one scenario ...suppose you are #2 in your MOCs ranking. And you've not been TWEd because USNA has not heard from #1, who's been waiting to hear from USMA or Princeton. Or maybe USNA is waiting on a medical situation on #1. And there are numerous such scenarios.

    Which would you prefer? Half empty? Half full? Right now you're in total control of which you'd like to believe. The essence of your POV might be determined by knowing which pool are you still in? MOC/Senator? Or the 3Qed National pool.

    There is only one thing you can do to impact your possibilities at this point ... Screw up in school. Get in trouble w/ the law. Injure yourself. Contract an STD. And any/all of these will eliminate you. Nothing you do will enhance your selection. You've done it all. Relax.

    Bottom line ... Your fretting is understandable and totally inconsequential. Adjust your attitude and practice patience, which will serve you however it comes out, while worry won't do anything but waste your time and emotions. You choose, you determine. Which is it?

    One final thought: There is truth in the adage that "misery (and the miserable) love company ..." It seems reasonable that you are seeking company. Yes? Recognize it's your choice to be miserable. Choose otherwise. :wink:
     
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  8. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    No. There are advantages to submitting your packet early. However, some turn them in as early as August. And, the mere fact you turn it in early doesn't in and of itself mean it will be viewed more favorably. Turning things in early CAN mean an earlier decision but doesn't always lead to that.


    Turndowns (rejections) are going out as we speak. As are appointments. No, USNA doesn't wait until April 15th for everyone.

    NAPS and Foundation (prep schools) are offered to candidates who don't meet the scholastic requirements for direct admission. If that is you, you will automatically be considered for NAPS/Foundation -- you don't need to do anything more. I'm not sure how USNA decides to whom to offer these programs other than that it's based on a combination of factors. For example, those with high grades and low SATs/ACTs or the converse may be good candidates. The general rule is that the candidate is someone whom USNA believes will be successful at USNA with some add'l academic preparation.

    Many 3 Q'ed candidates don't receive letters. You should receive an indication from USNA that you are scholastically qualified -- once USNA has reviewed your record and made that determination. If you aren't asked to retake your CFA, you can assume you've passed. You will know if you've been medically qualified. If in doubt, you can contact your RD (not your BGO). However, be advised that this is a very busy time for them and you may not receive a prompt reply.
     

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