LOA's

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  1. Hopeful MDN

    Hopeful MDN Member

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    Im confused about how many LOA's go out, and also when the Admissions Board starts and finishes sending them out. Can someone help me?
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    USNA does not publish the number of LOAs it puts out, even to BGOs, and the number can vary by year. Traditionally, they have gone out throughout the year -- I've seen them as late as early January, although most go out by the end of a calendar year.

    However, please remember that LOAs are a very small percentage of appointments. And, you still need a nomination.

    Your efforts are best focused on getting an appointment -- if you get an LOA, great, but it shouldn't be your goal.
     
  3. crew1xmom

    crew1xmom New Member

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    I'm confused. I thought that the LOA was an assured appointment contingent on a nomination. Doesn't every candidate who is accepted to the Academy get an LOA? Then how could a very small percentage of appointments get LOA's? My son received an LOA and we are assuming that if he gets the nomination he is in the academy. Are we wrong?
    He has passed and completed everything else required.
     
  4. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    You're not wrong in that, if your son gets a nom he'll get an appointment. You are wrong in that every successful candidate gets an LOA; the overwhelming majority do not.

    LOAs state that, if you qualify medically and physically (to the extent you've not already done so when the LOA is issued) AND get a nom, you will get an appointment. You must still secure a nom. While there are rumors that USNA will "find" a nom for an LOA recipient who doesn't get one, I wouldn't count on it b/c it doesn't always happen.

    For folks who don't get an LOA, they will typically be notified if/when they are "tripled qualified" which means that, if they get a nom, they are eligible to compete for an appointment. There are candidates every year who are triple qualified and don't get a nom as well as those who are triple Q'ed and have a nom yet still don't get an appointment -- b/c there are others who are triple qualified with noms who are more qualified, in the view of USNA.

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. falconchic88

    falconchic88 Member

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    Quick question: If my son already has a nomination (Pres-which went in the system the same time his app was complete), and is already medically qualified, would the Navy even send an LOA, or would they just wait and send an appoinment if he makes the cut?
     
  6. Knarf

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    3Q

    How do you get notified if you are 3Q'ed? My daughter has everything complete except the Nomination. She has been invited for a CWV this month and is attending. However, I don't recall seeing anything indicating she was 3Q'ed.
     
  7. harmi

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    What on Earth is triple qualified?? I am confused...will it state that on the candidiates information they can acess on-line? :confused:
     
  8. usnahopeful

    usnahopeful USNA Midshipman

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    I believe all candidates are notified by letter from the Academy when they are found 3Q'd. There is a thread that USNA1985 posted at the top of the Naval Academy forum that talks a little about 3Q:
    What does it mean to be "triple qualified?"

    That means USNA considers you qualified academically, medically, and physically. You are thus eligible to compete for an appointment. Being triple Q'ed is necessary to obtain an appointment; however, it does not mean you will automatically get one.
     
  9. lotrjedi13

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    Being 3Q'd means that a candidate is qualified academically, physically, and medically and therefore can compete for an appointment. The board reviews your application to determine academic qualification, the CFA determines physical, and DoDMERB determines medical.

    Sorry, I don't know whether that status is available on the candidate information system or not.

    Edit:
    Never mind, USNAhopeful beat me to it :)
     
  10. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Your BGO will know if you are qualified medically and academically -- however, almost certainly not before you do. So, please don't nag your BGO as you will know first.

    If USNA doesn't tell you that you failed your CFA, it means you passed. It does not mean you had a great score.
     

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