"conditional letter of appointment"

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  1. ski_addict29

    ski_addict29 Member

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    hey all,

    So I have finished my application to USNA and I received a nomination from my congressman. Though I am in need of receiving a waiver. My main question is does anyone know what a "conditional letter of appointment" is. I ask because when I called admissions about whether or not a request was put in for a waiver they said I needed a conditional letter of appointment. I was just not sure what that was or when I might possibly receive it (if I do receive one). I am just confused because once when I called admissions I was told that the board reviewed my file and found me qualified and was going to request a waiver (this was about a week before holiday break). When I followed up this week to make sure, another person at the academy told me that they had no knowledge of this and that I would need to receive a conditional letter of appointment before the request for a waiver would be sent, and that they didn't see it in my file. I was just wondering if anyone knew anything about this subject, or someone reliable I could call at the Academy so I don't receive contradicting information. Thanks!
     
  2. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    From what I understand, you will now compete against other candidates for an appointment. However, if Admissions selects you, it will not be a Fully Qualified Offer of Appointment, instead it would be a Conditional Offer of Appointment. Once the waiver process is completed and the medical condition waived, it would turn into a Fully Qualified Offer of Appointment. If the waiver is denied, that essentially ends any appointment chances.

    So the information you received about a Conditional Offer of Appointment is true, and its true that the waiver process will not begin until Admissions has decided you should be appointed (assuming you would have had no medical condition).

    Make sense?
     
  3. ski_addict29

    ski_addict29 Member

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    so if I received a conditional letter of appointment and then received a waiver then I would be a midshipman in the class of 2016? if i am understanding you correctly?
     
  4. navy2016

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    Wouldn't that be a LOA?
     
  5. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    An LOA is one flavor of a Conditional Offer of an Appointment.

    ski,

    From what I understand and know, that is correct. However, it seems like you are waiting to compete for one of those "offers." I have a candidate this is literally in the same boat and I also thought the waiver process could commence if a candidate was found Scholastically Qualified, but upon further investigation and consultation with Admissions, I was told essentially the same information you were.
     
  6. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    Wow.

    Is that the new procedure at USNA? No waiver pursuits until AFTER the appointment?
     
  7. kinnem

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    ^^^ I don't know if its the new procedure but it does make sense to me as a way to save a few bucks.
     
  8. AF6872

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    As jadler stated even a LOA is "conditional".
     
  9. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    I'm not sure this is "new." However, it makes a certain sense. Why should the medical folks spend time and energy debating someone that USNA doesn't otherwise want? Also, in some cases (e.g., colorblindness), there are a limited number of waivers available. USNA may want to consider how many need these waivers and then decide among those who will get them vs. doing this seriatim.

    Also, some issues may self-resolve during the interim. For example, if you need to be off a medicine or be recovered from surgery for a certain time period and that time period expires while the admissions board is considering your record, you may no longer need a waiver.
     
  10. ski_addict29

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    hmm ok well does anyone know who exactly I could talk to at USNA so I can get not contradicting information. also if i already received a waiver from another academy does that greaten my chances of getting one from USNA?
     
  11. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    No it doesn't.

    In fact, you can be disqualified from one academy and be qualified for another with the same condition!

    They each have their own standards, as well as their own waiver criteria.
     
  12. ski_addict29

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    hmm alright well i will have to hope for the best on that
     

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