Application review order

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  1. Prepswimmom

    Prepswimmom Member

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    My DS just asked me - does the admissions board review applications by each MOC's slate - or by state, or randomly? I am in Massachusetts by the way.
     
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    I can't find it off hand, but there is a very similar thread that gave some great info on this. Might take a bit o' searchin' to find though.
     
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    Prepswimmom Member

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    Thanks! I hope you find it.


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  4. Pima

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    If it is like the AFA, it is a queue. First in first boarded, your MOC, state, region does not factor into when you are boarded. Nor does it matter for charging purposes. What does is that every nom on the slate must have a WCS before the MOC can be charged if they are using a competitive method. If principal, than as soon as they have a WCS and fulfill the requirements (3Q) that appointment is given and will be charged.
    ~~~ If competitive, than if MA 61's {SR sen} slate of ten have all been given their WCS, but 62 only has 9 with a WCS out of ten, they can/may appoint someone from 61s slate before 62s. The other 9 from that slate may be on 62 and when that tenth person submits, than 62s appointment may be decided.

    I say that because in states where they duplicate noms the admissions board may take longer because now they have to work in the factor that the candidate could theoretically win all three, but can only charge 1 MOC, this has a domino effect on the remaining two slates, and the number two on both Sen could be number one on their Cong. Thus that than impacts whether to charge them to the Sen. Or their Cong. So on and so forth.
    ~~~ It is also why some talk of how 8 out of ten on the slate get an appointment.
     
  5. kayaker

    kayaker Mother of USNA Midshipman (Class of 2019)

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    I should probably know, but what is a "WCS?" and how do you know if you have one? DS has 2 noms (Senator and Congressman, Northern VA). The waiting is killing me as i haunt this forum, though he seems to be just fine!
     
  6. navymomwannabe

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    WCS = whole candidate score. It is the magic number which all SA apps are judged by (although each SA has a different way of arriving at the number).

    Good luck!
     
  7. kayaker

    kayaker Mother of USNA Midshipman (Class of 2019)

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    Thanks, wannabe!

    Last Fall within a couple weeks of completing his application, DS received a call from someone saying they were in USNA admissions. The caller stated he was preparing DS's file for a "board" and asked some questions about his extracurriculars. We were pretty excited! Since then, nothing from USNA, and no info from his BGO. We wonder if there is something they didn't like in his file, but when he asked recently if admissions needs any additional information, admissions only told him he'll get an answer by April 15.
     
  8. Pima

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    Kayaker,

    VA is notorious for spreading the wealth, the fact that they have two noms especially from NoVA speaks very highly of your DS. The only caveat would be if the Cong uses principal. I am pretty sure the Sens. don't, but I know some Cong do. If the Cong does, than it goes into the question of does he do alternate, ranked or unranked.

    I would look on the nomination forum to see if anyone here is from your district to see which method they use because it might give you insight into the NWL. The congratulatory letter from the MOC also probably states their method.
     
  9. kayaker

    kayaker Mother of USNA Midshipman (Class of 2019)

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    I'm not aware of anyone in our district on the forum, but I am not very savvy with search and may have missed it. The nomination letters did not state whether they were principal or other, so I'm assuming they are not principal. DS has declined to call our MOC to ask on the theory that calling won't change anything. I guess he's right. We think he's a rock star candidate, but we know it's a big country full of rock stars who want to serve ... and that's nice to think about while we wait.
     
  10. kayaker

    kayaker Mother of USNA Midshipman (Class of 2019)

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    Still stalking our mailman and haunting this forum and wondering whether MOC appointments have been made and whether DS was at a spot other than the top of either of the slates he is on -- we're in VA, so odds are he wasn't tippy top. Assuming he has been or will be moved to the NWL. Also wondering whether candidates are placed on the NWL in order of their WCS (just learned about it a couple of weeks ago)? Is there a rule of thumb for how USNA comes up with that number for each candidate, i.e., what is most/least important? How can a candidate (or his mom) find out their score relative to highest score possible? Finally, wondering why I can't just wait without having to try to figure out all this stuff -- and accept that he will make the best of whatever is coming his way? Looking forward to his last season of my kids' Spring sports getting started to distract me from this waiting!
     
  11. navymomwannabe

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    oh kayaker...I feel your pain. Here's what I have figured out. No, there's no way to tell what WCS your son has nor how he stacks up with the other applicants. I think the admissions folks guard those numbers fanatically.

    NWL is tough. That's a lot of competition, my DS will have to go NWL most likely and I do not think he'll make the cut even though he is pretty impressive.

    So we wait....and work on plan b. And spend time hanging out because soon enough he will be gone regardless of whether it's the academy or not and I'm going to miss him something fierce!
     

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