"Competitive" profile and other questions

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  1. jakesterhawaii

    jakesterhawaii Member

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    My JROTC instructor has told me that my profile is marked as "competitive" as opposed to "risk." Does anyone know how many people are marked as competitive or how many are marked as risk?

    Also, I just received a nomination from my representative (HI-01) as well as a Presidential Nomination and a JROTC Nomination. How does having multiple nominations exactly help my chances of an appointment?

    Last question: Is it possible to apply directly to USMAPS?
     
  2. civic29

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    How does your Jrotc instructor know your status???
    Competitive just mean you qualify at the moment, risk would be if you had about a 24 ACT
    More nominations gives you more options of entry, if there is a better candidate in the congressional district you may get one for presidential when if you didn't you might not be accepted.
    And finally, no you can't apply for usmaps


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  3. fern2019

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    My FFO also knew my profile's status, so I think it's available to liaison officers and such. I know there are three different statuses--admissible, competitive, and at risk. Most candidates fall within the competitive category.

    Having multiple nominations won't help your chances of an appointment, but it'll make it more likely that you'll get a nomination. It's good to have as many nominations as possible, especially if you don't know whether or not you're the principle nominee.

    From the West Point website: "It is important to know that all candidates must apply to West Point to be considered for USMAPS and that candidates may not apply directly to the Prep School."
     
  4. jakesterhawaii

    jakesterhawaii Member

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    I don't understand. Why doesn't having multiple nominations help your chances of an appointment? Also, what is a principle nominee?
     
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    Having multiple nominations gives the academy more options if your whole candidate score is higher than your competition. It doesn't guarantee an appointment, but it does give the academy more options if you aren't the Principal nom for your MOC (ie if you have a Presidential, JROTC/ROTC, etc nom, the SA can use one of those).

    A Principal nomination means your MOC listed you as #1 on his slate of 10, vs a competitive nomination where a non-ranked list is submitted. A Principal nomination should guarantee an appointment if you are triple qualified (academically, medically, physically/CFA).
     
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    The line in bold doesn't make any sense to me. If you have a nomination then you have a nomination. It doesn't make it more likely that you'll get one, you have one.... Also, why won't having multiple nominations help your chances at an appointment?

    If you have a nomination from the congressman and also from a Senator you have two "smaller" pool of candidates to compete against before going to the national pool. It certainly doesn't guarantee anything but it is definitely better to have multiple nominations.
     

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