Discussion in 'Nominations' started by jack, Apr 28, 2010.
Does anyone know how competitive delaware is
well how accepted is war in your area, how dense is the population and how smart or athletic is your area. im only a freshman but im guessing thats what makes it competitive or not
Actually the fact that Delaware has only 2 Senators will make it more more difficult. Then add the rest of the stuff on. Not as many nominations to be had.
All states have 2 senators.
WHen talking about Senator nominations - the fact that those 2 senators represent a population of 885,000 makes it LESS difficult, when compared to the 2 senators from California, who represent almost 37 MILLION people.
I would go insane if I represented 37 million people, let alone how many candidates there are.
sorry ,the rest didn't post Delaware.Has 2 Sen and 1 Congressman. So you have 3 nominating sources (not including vp) also very competitive academically. On psat in order to qualify for national merit scholarship program you need a 219 or above.
Unless the NMS has changed to qualify you must score in the 95% NATIONALLY. It has no bearance on your state.
In honesty, Delaware from yrs past would not be considered very competitive.
The states that are typically the most competitive are the larger states as Luigi mentioned earlier.
Some states are also competitive if they have many military installations. For example, MD, VA and FL. Military kids tend to look at the military as a career option.
The NMSQT does notify those above a certain percentage, however the then the next step is a cutoff within the state. Below are those cutoffs, only 6 states have a cutoff above 218
District of Columbia 221
New Hampshire 213
New Jersey 221
New Mexico 208
New York 218
North Carolina 214
North Dakota 202
Rhode Island 217
South Carolina 211
South Dakota 205
West Virginia 203
New England/Mid Atlantic Boarding Schools 221
In the end of the day, it is not about NMF to gain admission. It is about the competition for the nom, thus, even if Delaware is high on the NMF cut off point list, that has no bearance to the amount of people applying for a nom.
Delaware is not seen as a competitive state regarding noms when compared to CA, CO, FL, MD, NY, TX or VA.
What makes a state nom slate competitive is the amount of candidates requesting a nom, additionally another factor is if the MOCS "talk" to each other...aka spread the wealth theory.
For example, NY has a "spread the wealth" theory and even goes as far as to say if you have received a nom from another MOC, you are to remove your request for that 2nd and 3rd.
I don't know about Delaware, but if the MOCs don't talk it is possible that a DE candidate can get all 3 noms, whereas, the NY candidate can only get 1. The reason to spread the wealth is that there are too many cadets that request noms. and not enough to give. For example, our friends DS in CO wanted USNA, placed it as his 1st choice. He got a nom to the AFA. He only got one nom. That is why people say CO is competitive.
Quick way to find out...call the MOC and ask traditionally what is the number of applicants they receive?
Additionally, DE slates compete against each other for the nom and the apptmt charged to the MOC. Now, if the candidate on the slate does not win the nom, but is very competitive with their WCS they will be put on the National List. That is when your academic record would come into play against the other candidates. I am thinking you are under the assumption that you get a nom from DE and then compete nationally, thus the NMF comment.
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