Am I what would be considered 3Q'd? (or 4Q'd)

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  1. talligator

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    From what I've heard, the 3 Q's, so to speak, are scholastic (or academic), physical, and medical. Some people I came across considered a nomination the 4th Q.

    Scholastic (short and general):
    -GPA: 3.50 (3.75 W)
    -SAT: 2110: 680 CR, 740 M, 690 W
    -ACT: 32 composite: 34 E, 34 M, 30 R, 29 S
    -I'm an officer of several clubs, and I participate in many more, and I've won several awards in each (include FBLA, NHS, DECA)
    -I'm the captain of the Ultimate Frisbee team (for the last 3 years), I row, and I powerlift. (all are organized activities)
    -I also have a patent which is currently pending
    -But I am not a lettered athlete. :(

    Physical:
    (I understand this as the CFA portion)
    -62 ft BBall throw
    -9.2 shuttle run
    -16 pullups
    -92 situps
    -75 pushups (max)
    -7:10 mile

    Medical:
    Qualified, no waivers needed

    Nomination:
    I received one from a district congressman earlier this month



    The reason why I'm asking is because I've seen people talk a lot about being triple Q'd (or 4Q'd). But I don't think there is a criteria that tells if one is 3Q'd or not. In other words, it seems almost subjective to be considered 3Q'd, and I was wondering if there were any objective specifications behind what goes into being "triple qualified"

    Thanks.
     
  2. time2

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    I wouldn't describe the overall admissions process for becoming 3Q as subjective. Might read more here at the official academy site about the specific steps one follows to apply for an appointment.

    To be in the running for an appointment, candidates need to be 3Q and have a NOM.

    http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/steps.htm
     
  3. talligator

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    no no I'm aware of the whole process. I just finished it lol. But I was just wondering if I am what would be considered 3Q

    i.e. someone with a 1.5 GPA would not be academically qualified, thus not 3Q
    and someone with a 15:00 mile and 0 pullups and 5 pushups is probably not physically qualified, therefore not 3Q

    I was wanting to know where the line is drawn for each Q
     
  4. crair70

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    the only way to know for sure if you are 3Q is to ask your BGO or admissions counselor. My son was notified that he was 3Q by his BGO- we did not just assume it from his stats- he was told he met the board and has been determined to be 3Q.
     
  5. futuremid

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    Same here. I asked BGO.
     
  6. csmeeks

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    Alright I will try to answer most of your question to the best of my ability. So it seems like you at least kind of understand exactly what 3q is because the three sections you said it involves are right. The three sections are scholastic (sat's, gpa, classes, class rank, BGO interview, etc.), medical (dodmerb evaluation comes back as a pass or as waiverable and the waiver has been passed already), and physical (you are considered qualified when you get a pass which comes in a letter normally from the academy). Most people learn of their admissible status and triple qualification through their blue and gold officer and a letter from the academy and that's where I learned of mine from. Other people figure out through their own logically drawn conclusion. Most people just say they are 3q with a nom if they also have a nomination with their 3q and that is personally what i say but I guess you could consider a nom the 4th q. Personally I can not tell you if you are scholastically qualified that is up to the admissions board to decide but I can tell you that you have competitive academic stats. I can tell you that from what you say you got score wise on the CFA you have at least made the minimum which means your physically qualified and you are medically qualified if dodmerb told you you were so you are at least 2q. I hope I have helped and answered your question at least partly.
     
  7. navy2016

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    Based on your stats, I would assume you are 3Q but only your BGO or RD can tell you for sure.
    Your stats do appear very competitive. Your CFA resutls are remarkably similar to mine. Do work on that mile though.
    I got a LOA without a varsity letter, so do try to get one but not getting one is not the end of the world. Besides, your CFA resutls shows you are fit.

    Generally 3Q= academically, physically, and medically- I think

    If you pulled ur GPA up after your first semester, sent it in!
    Any updates can possibly be beneficial for you
     

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