BWE/TWE

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  1. cwallace

    cwallace New Member

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    I was wondering if anybody knew if more TWE's went out in April than in March? I know March is the BIG month for BWE's, so I was curious if that meant less went out in April and more TWE's went out. I'm three q'ed with a nomination in New Jersey, and I'm starting to feel like the later I hear the worse the news is going to be. Thanks
     
  2. grtkidmom

    grtkidmom Member

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    cwallace

    Since less than 10% of USNA applicants receive a BFE, many more TWE's are mailed than BFE's. And yes, I believe many more TWE's go out in April than BFE's. Not to be negative, but read a few of the last two years "still waiting" threads.

    With that said...Good luck in NJ, you are still hunting!
     
  3. quick

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    what district are you in NJ? I'm district 12
     
  4. asenopoulos

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    Aho! I'm in NJ 12 as well! Heard nothing yet.
     
  5. USNA1982BGO

    USNA1982BGO Retired Staff Member

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    The majority of decline letters will go out in April. BGOs recently received notification that decline letters are currently being sent to candidates. The goal is to receive word either yay or nea no later than 15 April.
     
  6. kmseamom

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    so my question is do they send notification to all the nominees in a particular MOC's district at the same time? I know of 2 nominees from my DS's district who have gotten the TWE...but still no word at our house. I'm hoping no news is good news :thumb:
     
  7. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    No. Some may hear early, some may hear late. I have quite a few candidates in the same district. One already has accepted an appointment, a couple have appointments, one has been WL'ed, one has a turndown, and several haven't heard.
     
  8. neugs

    neugs USNA 2015 Appointee

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    usna1985, a couple have appointments in the same district??? How is this possible???? ahh
     
  9. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    One of those appointments is slotted to the MOC. Others are slotted to other sources. This could include other MOCs (candidates with multiple noms), the President, ROTC, or sources to which you can't apply but to whom candidates can be slotted, such as SecNav.

    It's not uncommon for >1 candidate from competitive districts to receive appointments. In some cases, up to all 10 of the nominees will eventually receive appointments. Thus, if you see that someone from your district has an appointment, don't despair. It may or may not mean bad news for you.
     
  10. neugs

    neugs USNA 2015 Appointee

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    Oh wow, very interesting, possibly the best post I have heard all year! Thanks for the reassurance!
     
  11. cacandidate2015

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    But you can have multiple appointments from a district if they are picked up off the national pool too? Am i correct?
     
  12. 1964BGO

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    In a word, YES.
     
  13. Whistle Pig

    Whistle Pig Banned

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    A few words of anecdotal encouragement re: this topic ... A few years back, one MOC district had 8 or 9 appointments, 6 from one HS. While it doesn't always play this way, USNA does like "the best" even when, like there always is, someone(s) a bit better.

    So, for those who've done theirs, i.e. "best", rest assured it's all you could have done. And it just may be enough.
     
  14. cwallace

    cwallace New Member

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    I'm in the 4th district.
     
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    so if your congressional district already has the allotted number of candidates appointed to the Academy, then are you rejected? In other words, if there weren't enough room in the district for another mid then would I already have received a TWE?
     
  16. falconchic88

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    Not neccessarily, you will go into the National Pool, and will compete for the remaining appointments nationally. A rep with only 1 open slot, could actually end up with several appointments from his/her district, but only one would be officially "charged" to him/her.

    If you look at it mathematically, adding up all the MOC available slots, the 100 Presidentials, and the other Nominating categories, there still isn't enough to fill a class, so they go to the National pool, of remaining candidates with noms, and they compete for those extra appointments to fill the class. Its a huge puzzle, and takes time to form the best class possible, which is why notifications take so long.
     

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