Just got a CVW!

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  1. Zorph

    Zorph Member

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    Hey guys! I'm pretty excited because yesterday I received a CVW for Sept. 20-22. Should I be optimistic for receiving a CVW so early?

    My current application is 3Q. I am scholastically, physically and medically qualified. I also was awarded a ROTC nomination a week ago. So, my application is totally done. I am also applying to my congressmen for nominations. I'm wondering how hopeful I should be for getting a CVW already though.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Whistle Pig

    Whistle Pig Banned

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    Sure, why not. How else would you interpret the invite. Don't over-read it though.
     
  3. 2Steaktacos

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    Questions

    Great for you!!!! Wooteee!
    Who offered you the cvw? Are you going to take it. I was offered but I don't want to go until I get in (if I get in) and I'm
    Not sure I can get in. What stats did you have to be offered? Do you think it would be a negative to say no?
     
  4. Whistle Pig

    Whistle Pig Banned

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    No, if you've a good reason for doing so other than disinterest.

    Why do you imply you may not be an appointable candidate, especially in light of having received a CVW invite early in the process?
     
  5. 2Steaktacos

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    Hey btw welcome back Wp! Your forthrightness and dryness have been missed (at least by me!)
    I'm just not thinking my scores ate competitive enough for my area. I'm retaking acts this September maybe that will help.
    I'm a negative kind-of-guy
    Welcome back all the same!
     
  6. futuremarinemom

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    Are you guys recruited athletes? Also, how do you know you are 3Q'd if the admissions board hasn't met yet? Or have they?
    Oh yes, welcome back, Whistle Pig!
     
  7. Zorph

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    No, I am not a recruited athlete. Yes, I am accepting the invitation! I received it via email from CGO. I thought that that is strange because something as awesome as an invititation for a CVW is usually received by mail.

    One question though. How early is it possible to receive an appointment? I'm just wondering if I should start mailbox-stalking sooner than I planned!
     
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  8. Vista123

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    Son had offer for a cvw from Field Admissions Counselor during an interview. Right now he is in the thick of fall tryouts so he hasnt brought it up to us. While he already saw somethings at NASS I understand they are completely different experiences from a CVW. However, I would prefer that he visited after he got in if he was (all of a sudden) undecided about his acceptance. My son is my oldest (so I dont know what im doing...) and the counsel I keep getting from parents who have gone before is look after acceptance because the CVW may make it that much harder to deal with if/when TWE comes.
    Additionally, his sport tryouts are now and are every weekend until March 3. We have a loooooong time left in this application process.

    My son is not a recruited athlete (they dont recruit for his sport) Or a minority (rats, my dad told me not to marry an Irishman!)

    I feel like I do know that he is 3qd though. He has his qualified letter from dodmerb, he did very well on CFA (maxed three events, close to maxing one more, above average on one and the BBthrow was exactly average). He was told not to take the CFA again. His test scores while perhaps not stellar are not close to the averages listed. When he asked his Field Admissions Counselor if he should retake his tests he was not told to retake them (though he has already signed up for the next one-I think he is addicted to number 2 pencils) No class rank offered and GPA is high enough, though not shockingly high. So though he has not received a 3q letter my assumption is that he is 3qd though not perhaps the front horse in the pack. I remember reading last year that some received 3q letters and some did not.

    Also I want to welcome WP back as well. :wave:
     
  9. Memphis9489

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    You cannot receive an appointment until you earn a nomination. Most nominations don't come out until October-November time frame.
     
  10. suddensam

    suddensam USNA BGO

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    I'd like to second that question. My son is qualified (per DODMERB) and passed the CFA, so I would say he's 2Q. The third Q is scholastic qualification, and I don't think that there is any way to know whether you are or are not at this point. According to our BGO, the first admission board convenes on September 7th, and they continue through April 15th.
     
  11. Zorph

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    I am nominated. I received a nomination via ROTC/Honor School on 10 Aug. So, since I'm totally done with my package, interview and all, do I have a chance of receiving an appointment anytime after the first admissions meeting?
     
  12. Memphis9489

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    Oh, yes - if you got one of those nominations then, yes, you could get an appointment.
     
  13. Vista123

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    Now keep in mind Im like Sgt Schultz and "I know nothing" as my son is also just applying for the class of 2017, but I think unless you are close to the averages you should be able to tell if one is scholastically qualified.

    However, this merits correction if I am way off.
     
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    I recall reading elsewhere that although CVWs are primarily invite-only, there's someway that a candidate can request one of these. Can someone please explain how to go about doing this?
     
  15. Rojo17

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    You can't necessarily request one. You can request to be considered for one. You could try to ask your BGO first; I just sent an email to my CGO directly and they said they would consider me.
     
  16. Team Mom

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    DS requested CVW to BGO after receiving an LOA on 9/28 last year. DS was able to choose the CVW date that fit his schedule. CVW was a great opprotunity for DS as he got to shadow a Plebe going to classes and talking to upperclassmen in the Company. You will experience a real life at USNA when you participate in CVW.

    Zorph, if you you are already 3qd with a nomination, you will not receive an LOA, but will receive an appointment after your file is reviewed if the Board decides to do so, but they might decide to wait.

    BTW, my DS was not recuited and he was rejected from NASS, but still received an appointment.
     
  17. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    If you want to be considered for a CVW, I suggest you ask your RD as well as your BGO. BGOs can let USNA know about the request in one of two ways . . . call the RD or include it in the interview write-up.

    You can just as easily call as your BGO; his/her rec may or may not count for much in the decision. If your BGO includes it in the interview write-up, it may be some time before Admissions sees it as they typically won't review the interview until the record is ready to go before the Board.

    Understand that, like NASS, there are fewer CVW spots than there are people who want to attend. If you did NASS and/or live near USNA you MAY be less likely to get one b/c USNA figures you already know something about life at USNA as compared to someone in Oregon who's never seen USNA. However, again, that's not universally true and some who've attended NASS and/or live near Annapolis also get CVWs.

    It doesn't cost anything but your time to ask.
     
  18. wilson73

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    FWIW, that weekend will not be a "typical" weekend at USNA. Not only will there be multiple class reunions and the first home football game of the season, it is also 2nd Class Parents Weekend. The place will be packed with visitors. If your parents are planning to come with you and stay in a hotel, they need to make reservations NOW. Even at this point, they might have to stay up to 15-20 miles away. Again, FWIW.
     
  19. subvet

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    Yes WP where have you been? And how is your Mid/Ensign? doing
     
  20. crew16

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    Zorph, congrats on the CVW invite. Just curious, are you a reapplicant?
     

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