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  1. jakeUSNA9

    jakeUSNA9 Member

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    It is much easier to get in with a principal nomination correct. It is still possible without one but you dont already have a spot set aside..right
     
  2. USNA84

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    Straight from USNA Admissions:

    "If the principal is fully qualified (academics, medical and physical aptitude), he or she will be appointed and will fill the vacancy."

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    "On the other hand, if the principal does not qualify, the alternates then compete for the vacancy. Selection at this point is based on merit as determined by the evaluation and ranking of the alternates by the Academy."
     
  3. 1964BGO

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    And, if you are fully qualified, you are in the Qualified Alternate pool and available to fill one of the vacant slots from slates that did not have any fully qualified candidates who would accept the offer, and other sources. My area has 6 MOCs plus 2 Senators - typically 12 to 18 candidates get offers of appointment each year - plus a couple of prep school offers. Most of the local MOCs DO NOT name a principal - the slates are fully competitive, which is better for all of the candidates and preferred by Admissions.
    I say again, do your absolute best to be the best candidate you can be - it should pay off. If it doesn't work this time redouble your efforts next cycle. About 30% of the Class of 2014 will have done this.
    Finally, don't get hung up on the diversity aspect of the process; don't let it poison your efforts. It's all around you every day.
     

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