An idea of where you stand

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by Jacobryan10, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. Jacobryan10

    Jacobryan10 Member

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    Hey guys, I've noticed that a lot of people want to know what their chances are of getting an appointment. I found these class profiles and they have some kind of useful information. So you might want to check these out. You should note that each year is different though, and that there are external factors such as essays and stuff. This is just to give you guys an idea of what to expect

    Class of 2014
    http://paulryan.house.gov/UploadedFiles/USAFA_2014.pdf

    Class of 2013
    https://admissions.usafa.edu/RRC/Class_of_2013_profile.pdf

    Class of 2012
    https://admissions.usafa.edu/RRC/Profile_Class2012(11Jul08).pdf

    Hope this helps
     
  2. Ben014

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    Great statistics there, but what exactly is a "qualified candidate"? Candidate means that they received a nomination right?
     
  3. 1993A10

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    Candidate means that your file is competitive or you have received a nomination. Your status can be candidate before you complete the app if what you've submitted looks good enough. A qualified candidate is one that meets medical standards, educational standards, and CFA standards.
     
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    Does that mean that if you are not a "qualified candidate" that something is not strong enough in your application?
     
  5. 1993A10

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    Your status never says qualified candidate, just candidate. Medical status will say qualified, however. Application status ends with complete. Then, it may be replaced by appointment status. My son's status still says candidate even though he has accepted an appointment.
     
  6. Christcorp

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    Don't let the status on your online application worry you if it simply says candidate. It takes a long time sometimes for the status to change. And with this time of year, it's real busy, and it may not change at all until you get an appointment. If you get one.

    While most reports show 2,000-3,000 "Qualified Candidates with nominations", there's usually 4,000+ individuals with nominations. Realize that the nominators, your MOC's, don't go through the academy qualifications prior to giving out nominations. That's why they give out a slate of 10 names. In case the highest ranked/slated individual isn't qualified.

    If you had your application completed back in September, and you were a "Candidate", and you had multiple nominations, and it never changed, then there might be reason to be concerned. But the status simply saying candidate now, doesn't necessarily mean you aren't qualified. You simply need to wait and find out. Not the answer many want to hear. That's the way it is.
     
  7. CandidateInSD

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    Can you clarify this point for me. You say if your application was filed in September with Nominations but have still not heard anything, that's not a good sign. DS application was completed in September, was triple qualified in November, had an ROTC nom in november and then a MOC nomination in January.....does the same also apply? We've had two home visits from USNA, once in July and then again in December.
     
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  8. Christcorp

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    No, I was speaking more of the person who had their application completed and their nominations early. "Obviously, non-MOC nomination". But your Son's ROTC nomination in November isn't quite the same. I was speaking more of last summer. Not the end of the year when the overwhelming of applications and nominations are produced.

    I can tell you not to worry about it, but I know people do worry. I can tell you that whether you worry or not, there is absolutely 0% of affect that any of that worrying is going to have. As the Serenity prayers basically says; concentrate on the things that you have control over. This isn't one of them. It's simply a hurry up and wait situation. We've seen individuals who have been given the BFE, and yet their status didn't change online for more than a month. We've seen status's change, with no appointments. If you can think of a possible scenario dealing with the applicants, their status, and the eventual appointment process; I can almost guarantee you that someone has had that scenario happen.

    If you've been assured that you are physically, medically, and academically qualified; then that is all you need to worry about. If you weren't, you'd have been made aware of it. You have the nominations, so there's nothing left there. Simply wait.

    FWIW: My son's status NEVER EVER CHANGED to say "Qualified Candidate". (2007) In the status block in July, it changed from "Applicant" to "candidate". "He had a presidential nomination". In the DODMRB section, it said Qualified. That's it. Nothing else with those words. At the end of October, the status simply changed to "Appointment Offered". He received the BFE about 10 days later. He signed it; mailed it make; and a couple weeks later, it changed to "Appointment Accepted". To be honest; I think it stayed like that for the next 8 months until he left for BCT. Don't worry about what the status says.
     
  9. CandidateInSD

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    Thank you for your reply, I shall now resume gnawing on my knuckles, while pretending not to care. ((I deserve an Oscar nod for that fine piece of acting))
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