I have my Prin Nom, but what is 3Qed?

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  1. Militarylax2010

    Militarylax2010 New Member

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    I just received the principle nomination from my congressman to USMA. From my understanding if I am triple qualified then I automatically gain an appointment. What does it mean to be triple qualified? Also, I am attending a civil prep school but am non-aog scholarship and I am a second year applicant, do the requirements change to with having that? Is there less importance on the SAT/ACT's since I have proven that I can do college level work? Thank you.
     
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    kjang0613 USMA 2015 Appointee

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    I got a letter stating me 'fully qualified' (academically, physically, DODMERB) and found out a few days later I was the principal nom for my congressman. I received the official appointment in the BFE a few days later!

    Have you completed your file/been DODMERB qualified?
     
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    I almost have my file complete. The semester ended about 10 days ago and I am waiting for my first semester grades to arrive. They should arrive in the next couple of days. Other than that, I have been completely done for over a month.

    Yes, I am DoDMerb qualified and from what I know I am qualified in every area except for the SAT/ACT Math. I have a 540 SAT and 22 ACT. But, my verbal score on the ACT is 28. I am hoping receiving a 3.6 GPA in college with 18 credits of hard subjects (chemistry, calculus, english, etc.) will over shadow that 540/22 Math score.

    Even with all that, I still have not received the letter saying that I am "triple qualified".
     
  4. buff81

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    Militarylax2010- answered your post in blue:

    I just received the principle nomination from my congressman to USMA. From my understanding if I am triple qualified then I automatically gain an appointment. What does it mean to be triple qualified?

    Triple qualified (or 3Q'd) means that you are qualified:
    1)Scholastically (grades, Test scores, activities, leadership potential, character, integrity).
    2)Medically (DoDMERB qualified)
    3)Physically (passed the CFA)

    To receive an appointment you must be 3Q'd with a nom.
    You are one step better because you have a principal nom which means IF you are 3Q'd you will receive an appointment.


    Also, I am attending a civil prep school but am non-aog scholarship and I am a second year applicant, do the requirements change to with having that? Is there less importance on the SAT/ACT's since I have proven that I can do college level work? Thank you.

    The requirements do change a little, but some parts of the application you just have to re-do:
    1) you must have 2 SOEs from college professors
    2) you must submit your 8th semester High School transcript
    3) you must submit your 1st Semester college transcript
    4) you must re-take the CFA
    6) you will need to re-do your essay
    5) your DoDMERB exam is good for two years so this won't need to be redone if you are medically qualified and there are no changes in your medical status.
    6) you must re-apply for a nom ( which you have already done)
    7) it is recommended that you re-do your CAR as well
    8) it is recommended that you retake the SAT/ACT especially if that is an area that you were deficient in on your last year's application. This is typically the easiest way to dramatically improve your competitive odds of admission.

    Just saw your latest post.
    Your file will not be reviewed for qualification until WP receives your 1st Semester transcript.
    I would recommend you retake your SAT/ACT. I feel pretty confident in saying that your current math scores would not qualify you academically. That said, your college grades will be taken into consideration especially since your classes reflect Plebe classes. You have taken a heavy load of hard classes which is to your benefit. Hopefully you did really well in calculus too.
    If I were you, I would be in contact with my MALO/FFR or RC at WP. They would be better able to tell you if your college grades are sufficient and based on that if they recommend retaking the SAT/ACT. They know your file and would be better able to advise you.
     
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    Thanks Buff81 for all of the information.

    I have taken the SAT/ACT as many times as available. I think I am at a total of 8-9 times taking the SAT and 6-7 times taking the ACT. I usually improve with each test, but my progression is not fast enough to make that 1800 which I have always heard is the perfect score of the SAT's.

    In college calculus I received a B. My professor also wrote my SOE for me which I presume was great since he loves me.

    Thanks again for the information.
     
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    In your favor:
    - second year applicant (West Point looks favorably on those that try again)
    - in civil prep and taking classes that mimic Plebe year
    - good grades in those classes
    - favorable SOE especially from a math professor
    - a Principal nom
    - completed file except for the 1 semester transcript
    - respectable GPA from 1st semester

    You certainly have given the ACT/SAT your best shot.
    If you are concerned about ACT/SAT scores vs your civil prep GPA, then you should have a talk with your MALO/FFR or RC.

    Good luck! :thumb:
     

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