Already Rejected

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  1. AcademyHopeful_50

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    Greetings to all,

    I found out several minutes ago that I have been rejected, already, from the USNA class of 2017. I have no idea, nor does my BGO, how or why I have already been rejected. I havn't even been deemed unqualified. Simply 'R' rejected.

    I have a 3.35GPA w/ all honors and AP, and a 1400 M + R SAT score. 4 letters varsity athlete, tons of EC activity, and Boys State + Governor. I have no idea why I already am rejected. i am also a legacy, father '85 grad, and I know it doesn't have a huge weight but I still don't understand it. Maybe that's just how it is. Seems like the last 4 years have been for nothing. I've wanted this so bad.

    if anyone has any insight into my situation, please let me know.
     
  2. SA2017

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    Mooradian, that is a really rough break and totally sux. How did you find out so early? and it doesnt make sense because your stats are way above the mean.
     
  3. AcademyHopeful_50

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    SA,

    I contacted my BGO and he said my status was rejected. he said he'd never seen anything like it this early. calling CGO tomorrow. pretty rough here right now.
     
  4. SA2017

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    I would guess given your high scores it was something medical.
     
  5. Rojo17

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    Don't quote me on this, but I don't think USNA would reject based on a medical situation. DoDMERB would DQ them first. Like I said, I'm not sure but I think that's true.

    Anyways, thats a tough draw. Sorry, we're all hoping it's a mistake.
     
  6. AcademyHopeful_50

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    Just got off the phone with BGO, says hes never seen this before and wants to get to the bottom of it. giving admissions a call tomorrow. damn, this hit hard
     
  7. AcademyHopeful_50

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    also, ive been qualified by DoDMERB
     
  8. SA2017

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    sorry about it
    it was to be some kind of mistake.
     
  9. Whistle Pig

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    Wow! Unless someone gave you a negative review in personal connecting (BGO, CVW, NASS, other), hard to conceive. Don't you have a CVW coming up??

    The only thing that seems to even be a negative is this ... you scored very well on SAT. SAT is deemed an "aptitude" exam, i.e. a measure attempting to project what you are capable of. It is deemed different from ACT, which is an achievement exam.

    Now, where I'm headed on this is that your school performance, relative to your peers, does not seem to mesh with your SATs. Top 40%, I believe you said? Relative performance and grades are important. How about those grades in math, science? That could be a major red flag, no matter how competitive your school might be. I'm not sure USNA has much capacity or inclination to attempt to assess HS competitiveness. In other words, was there determination that you have not performed as well as your predictor suggests?

    I'm unaware of your course load and selection of APs, IBs, college courses, etc.

    One additional thought ... do you have any idea about your teacher recommendations??? I'm persuaded these can be real deal-maker/breakers.

    Having said all that? It is distressing to think they have somehow deemed you not sufficiently strong to remain in contention. While many pooh-pooh this, my counsel? 2 things ... pursue an explanation, review and possible intervention ... and pray.

    Here's that this might be a mistake for your sake and for the good of USNA.
     
  10. AcademyHopeful_50

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    Whistle Pig,

    thanks for the response. I am in the top 36%. all honors and AP courses, including 5/8 classes this year are AP. My dad is a grad as well. I have excellent recs. good relationship with BGO, etc...

    i do have serious circumstances that affected academics heavily last year, including a severe car accident that landed me a SEVERE concussion and the murder of a very close friend. USNA should and hopefully DOES know about these, as my school administration has sent them multiple documents describing my jr. year situation.
     
  11. Whistle Pig

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    Agreed. In light of your clarification, it's hard to imagine what this is about. I'm left with 2 possibilities.

    1. Your class rank vs. your aptitude measure

    2. This is a clerical error.

    As you are, follow up. Remain as calm as possible. Now is not the time to fret. Plenty of time for that. Work on your Plan B, whatever that may be, presumably with an NROTC possibility at Penn State or elsewhere, mindful that the end result is NOT a USNA appointment, but rather a USN commission and career opportunity. And pray.

    It is of no comfort, but what we are increasingly seeing as candidate numbers have escalated 50% in 5 seasons and specific targets consuming fewer available appointment slots, is more and more situations like this. Sadly, however this comes out, you will undoubtedly see your profile and scores superior to the final numbers belonging to the collective class. I guarantee it.
     
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    I think there is a strong possibility this is a clerical error. I suspect someone was updating your records and somehow clicked on the wrong button or someting like that. Definitely follow up and, if it's not a clerical error, find out why you were rejected. Knowing this might help with Plan B if it comes to that.
     
  13. AcademyHopeful_50

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    I hope it is.

    I received a CVW invite last week? confirmed it as well...
     
  14. Vista123

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    Wait a second...

    Hey Mooridian, hold on to your hat and waaaaait a second. Confirm before you stress. It may just as well be an error. I know it's scary right now but try to take a breath, get some sleep and confirm in the morning. Then move from there. I tell my own kids ALL the time,

    "It will be all right in the end, if it's not all right, then it's not the end."
     
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    I hope this is some terrible mistake- it breaks my heart to read of your situation- did they just send you a letter or did someone call to let you know? I hope for your sake it is some sort of miscommunication
     
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    GREAT counsel! Now even I will sleep a little better!
     
  17. AcademyHopeful_50

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    I was informed by my BGO who is equally confused. Will be calling tomorrow to admissions.
     
  18. AcademyHopeful_50

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    And thanks for the help everyone. I'm going to reapply until I get in.
     
  19. Daddy_12

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    Im really sorry, your app looks amazing and I wouldn't know why you would be rejected. My advise is if it wasn't a mistake, you should go and do NROCT at another college and reapply next year. But that's if it isn't a mistake, it is early on, and they smile upon those who reapply. I am hoping for the best, because I know I would have he same reaction if this were to happen to me in 2 years.
     
  20. AJM7680

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    Perhaps your dad has an outstanding library fine.

    Seriously, I am guessing that if it is not a mistake, and a mistake being highly unlikely, that it is a character issue, perceived or real, detected by the board. If this is, indeed, the issue, you will probably never receive a forthright reason from Admissions.

    Your record, is at worst, marginal. Marginal records are either held until, at least, after the first semester to afford the candidate an opportunity for final submittals in order to enhance his record. In your case, I think Admissions thought that your package was adequate. However, the Board saw something they didn't like in an area other than academics, extracurriculars, or leadership. Probably between at least two of your teacher recommendations, BGO interview, and letters/submittals in relation to the death of your friend and the wreck.
     

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