CVW and Appointment

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  1. Sailingoff2016

    Sailingoff2016 New Member

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    I received a CVW invitation and opted to go in mid-February.
    I understand that most candidates hear sometime between February and March.

    I was just wondering if it’s possible and/or probable to get a letter saying one way or the other before the actual CVW. Or does the board set the applications they’ve invited to CVW in a separate pile to be looked at later?

    Thanks,
    SOFF
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    You may or may not hear before your CVW. CVWs are offered to well qualified candidates but that doesn't mean that they are definitely receiving an appointment. The two processes are somewhat distinct; however, there isn't a "separate pile" of CVW participants in terms of deciding who gets an appointment. They are evaluated right along with everyone else.
     
  3. Sailingoff2016

    Sailingoff2016 New Member

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    More specifically, does it delay the decision? How are the processes physically related? I understand that a candidate doesn't necessarily have anything definite with a CVW, but I was asking more in terms of 'if it's a separate pile, without bias, to look at later' or if they're actually unrelated and there's no physical change with the packet's order.
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    As far as I know, CVW is unrelated to the appointment decision other than, as I said, CVW recipients are typically highly qualified.

    They don't wait until your CVW is over to make an appointment decision, if that's what you're asking.
     
  5. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    They are totally unrelated. If and when one attends a CVW has absolutely no bearing on if and when one receives an appointment.
     
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    So DD called in mid-Dec and asked about the CVW and her assigned Admissions Counselor said he would put her down if she was interested. So we are going to the Jan CVW. So does that make her "highly qualified" or just the squeaky wheel? Would they have even agreed to let her visit if she wasn't "in the running?"
     
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    S received his appointment at the end of January and attended a CVW in March.
     
  8. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    As I said above, it means she is "in the running." If there were no hope, she wouldn't be offered a CVW. However, that's not a guarantee.
     
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    As a point of clarification, are candidates who are not offered CVWs therefore not competitive? Is the CVW similar to NASS in that admissions seeks geographic diversity?
     
  10. Tobes

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    I was a "squeaky wheel in October and was told by my RD that the spots to CVW were limited. I called again after I was 3Q with a principal nom, and he couldn't wait to get me signed up! Also I had my BFE before my CVW letter arrived. So the process seems unconnected. Maybe USNA will have some snow all we have is the fake stuff :thumbdown:
     
  11. Sailingoff2016

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    Thanks again usna1985, your help is appreciated as always.
     

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