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  1. jebdad

    jebdad Member

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    Is an unsolicited invitation for a CVW considered a favorable sign as far as admission? Would they only invite those they think are strong candidates?
     
  2. ca2midwestmom

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    Yes and yes. Take advantage of it. If you have a conflict with the dates, you can request a different one.
     
  3. USNAco2019hopeful

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    I received the same email today as well, hopefully it is a good sign.
     
  4. ca2midwestmom

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    It is a very good sign. It gives you a chance to checkout the Naval Academy, shadow a Mid, attend classes, stay overnight in Bancroft Hall, and basically get an inside view of life as a Mid. For the USNA, it's a way for them to show off what they have to offer to highly qualified candidates. It doesn't guarantee anything in the way of the WCS, but if you do the CVW, you can at least make an informed decision if you end up getting an appointment. Good luck and have fun!
     
  5. Melitzank

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    I too received a CVW invite today. Very happy and excited.
     
  6. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    It is a good sign. HOWEVER, I am aware of candidates who were offered CVWs who did not receive appointments -- more than a few. It means you are competitive for an appointment, not that you'll receive one.
     
  7. d22

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    My son filled out his application to NASS six days ago. This evening he received an invitation to CVW. Needless to say I'm surprised. I was assuming that admissions were still busy with the class of 2018.
     
  8. mjm

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    @d22

    The one thing I have learned through this whole process and reading these forums is that there is no "one way" of the Naval Academy doing things. Take the CVW... my son found the CVW to be very helpful in seeing what daily Academy life was like. He attended in the Spring of his junior year as well as your son will. He also attended NASS and loved that as well. Best of luck to your DS!!

    GO NAVY !!
     
  9. Eagle1820

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    Last year DS received an invite to CVW shortly after nomination was received. It was a great experience and increased his desire to attend. We may have read more into the invitation than we should have. Even though he was 3Q he did not receive an appointment.
     
  10. Daddy_12

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    I received an Email yesterday night that invited me to CVW as well. Hopefully it is a good sign for admissions.
     
  11. jjlma

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    do the CVW

    DS had a CVW in September and is very good experience for the candidates. Seeing first hand the classes and life style at USNA is important. Recommend this be done. His was unsolicited and the time there will also allow him to meet with the admissions officer.
     
  12. jebdad

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    3q and nom

    Forgive my ignorance as this is all new, but if a person has a nomination and is 3Qd, how do they not get an appointment? Is it because someone from the same nomination slate got the appointment?
     
  13. ctkttww

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    My DS also received an invitation to a CVW. His NASS application went in last week. Hopefully, this is a good sign. Does anyone know what the "qualifications" for a CVW are? How does a CVW compare to NASS? My DS may have to choose between NASS or Boys State. Any thoughts?
     
  14. ctkttww

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    I see you are from KS-03, as is my DS. Where about are you, if you don't mind me asking? We are in Overland Park, Olathe schools.
     
  15. ca2midwestmom

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    There are approximately 6000 nominations are given out, 4000 of those candidates 3Q (some with nominations will not be 3Q), and of those ~1400 appointments are handed out. So you will see reference to the QNS (qualified not selected) letter going out, which means a candidate is 3Q + nom but did not receive an appointment. It comes down to a numbers game. There are more qualified candidates with the required nomination than there are spots available for appointment.

    Don't forget that of the 400 (?) Presidential nominations given out, some 100 are slotted for appointment. Same goes with some of the other less common nomination sources. Don't quote me on my numbers, they are just estimates based on memory.
     
  16. d22

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    He'll be attending the March CVW. Last summer my son participate in a sports camp at USNA, and it also happened to fall on I-day. After that week it only solidified his desire to become immersed in the Naval Academy's program.

    If this site has taught me one thing it's that nothing is set in stone, and anything can happen. The good and the bad. He's attending CVW with only an appreciation of being able to obtain more insight as to the Academy and what they do. Nothing more and nothing less.
     
  17. ca2midwestmom

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    My DS went to CVW last April, but was not selected for NASS. Competitive candidates are invited to CVW and I would recommend your DS attend. If the given dates don't work, he can request a different weekend. He would shadow a current Mid, stay in Bancroft Hall, attend some classes and athletic events (my DS played squash -- a first! -- with his roommates), tour some of the academic departments, and get a first hand look at life at USNA.

    NASS is a marketing tool for the USNA to get those from underrepresented areas, diversity candidates, etc. a chance to see what USNA has to offer and hopefully encourage them to apply. It's in June, not during the school year. If your DS is accepted I would highly recommend he attend that also. If he has to choose between Boy's State and NASS, Boy's State is a better leadership experience and holds more weight on the WCS for his application. NASS does not -- NASS is for the candidate.

    Sending you a PM soon. Perhaps my DS can talk to yours if he's interested. Sounds like yours is a junior in high school? Mine is a candidate for the class of 2018 and awaiting status of his application. Good luck to your DS!
     
  18. navymomwannabe

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    Boys State adds points to the WCS (whole candidate score) and NASS does not. If he has to choose, choose Boys State.
     
  19. ca2midwestmom

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    sent you a PM
     
  20. ctkttww

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    Yes, He's a Junior and the only week he was able to apply for NASS (due to playing travel baseball) is the same week as Boys State. Sounds more & more like Boys State is the way to go over NASS, and I think he is going to set up the CVW for Feb. Thanks for the help! Look forward to hearing from you.
     

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