This just caught my attention. I've been looking at the stats for a while and it never really struck me 'til just now. The class profile for the Class of 2016 lists the following: Nominated: 4285 Qualified: 2629 (academics and physical aptitude) Accepted: 1193 How can 4285 nominated yield only 2629 (just over 60%) "qualified" candidates - and that doesn't even take into account the medical issues some candiates have? That means 1600+ nominated candidates were not qualified for acceptance when receiving their nomination. Is that normal? Is this attributable to CFA retakes, SAT/ACT retakes? In my candidate's district in Northern VA, the competition was positively brutal. I can't imagine any of our MOC's nominees not being 3Q or at least 2Q with pending medical. Can someone shed some light here?