Meeting with a Midshipman

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  1. cbaker301

    cbaker301 Member

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    Hey all!

    A couple weeks ago I received a phone call from a MIDN 2/C asking if I were interested in meeting up to ask any questions about the academy. I, of course, took advantage of the opportunity. The meeting lasted just over an hour. She said that admissions sent her to meet with a few candidates in my area (it was a one-on-one meeting, though). I searched around online and on this forum, but I only found a thread or two that did not explain much. So, here's my question: What does this mean? Is this a good sign or am I grabbing at straws?

    Are there any B&G officers, Mids, appointees, parents, or other candidates who could chime in? I would really appreciate it.
     
  2. Vista123

    Vista123 Member

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    why would they waste anyone's time on you if you were not a potentially good candidate. IMO it can only be good.
     
  3. Spud

    Spud BGO

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    You are reading too much into this. The meeting was just as it was presented in that it was a chance for you to get information about the Academy, nothing more and nothing less. This is, however, an unusual time for a Midn to be available to talk to candidates as usually that is done around holidays in which a Midn comes home a few days early and makes themselves available to candidates and parents. Normally a BGO is involved in setting things up. Sometimes the talk is one-on-one, sometimes a group----whatever can be set up.

    The fact you were contacted means you have somehow indicated an interest in USNA to somebody or the Academy itself and the Midshipman was available. You do not have a leg up on getting in, you are not identified as someone who the academy especially wants over others, you were not being evaluated by the person you talked to, you are considered a potential candidate and that is all. Relax. Hope you got your questions answered.
     
  4. cbaker301

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    I have been in the process since Dec 2012, attended the Summer Seminar, and was invited to and ultimately attended a CVW. I mention this to display that I am in the process and considered an actual candidate.

    The Midshipman stated that she was not on any break and was given time to meet with the 5 candidates she was assigned. After the meeting was over, the Midshipman said that she was impressed and would be noting it in her write-up of me. With that being said, I was believe I was being evaluated.
     
  5. bubalma

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    I semi-second Spud.
    No doubt you were written up after your meeting the same way your squad leader gave you a brief write-up after Summer Seminar.
    However, don't put too much weight on this although every little bit helps.
    Mid's have been crisscrossing the Midwest the last couple of weeks along with admissions counselors showing the flag.
    Trust me, if you are on the bubble with Admissions, they are not going to send a Mid out to help them make their decision.
     
  6. cbaker301

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    Thanks bubalama. I was only looking to get an insight as to what exactly it was all about. I am close with my SS squad leader, and he said he had never even heard of this before. I do not think that JUST because I met with her that I am guaranteed an appointment.

    I have joined the forum because my impatience has gotten the best of me. With my application completely finished in early September and receiving 2 nominations in December, I have been stalking my mailbox for an ungodly amount of time.
     
  7. bubalma

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    I totally understand.
    Hang in there - things will start becoming clearer in a couple of weeks.
    You are now in the final hunt - most original candidates are not.
    Very frustrating but we've been through this before.
    Relax - take things as they come!
     
  8. JPEagle

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    Do you believe MOC slate winners have been chosen as of now?
     
  9. cbaker301

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    bub, thank you for the kind words. I will keep them in mind in the coming weeks.

    JPEagle, was this directed at me? I would hope so! If not, they must be in the next few weeks.
     
  10. JPEagle

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    Sorry, no I did not intend to direct my question at you. I asked to see if anyone knew if most of the MOC slots have been decided as of now. I live out in the sticks so I have not heard any information about appointments other than what I have read on here.
     
  11. bubalma

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    A few have.
    Most have not; BUT Admissions has a rough and very broad idea about what they are going to do.
    It's all about slotting now.
     
  12. throck57

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    As a BGO I am not aware that any Midshipman input is solicited or accepted by the admissions board. When the board convenes in November they review 170+ applications a day. This provides for around 3 minutes for a board member to summarize an applicant's qualifications for a decision. It's unusual though to have a Midn 2/C away from the yard two weeks before spring break. I expect this is part of the academy's effort to promote itself to qualified applicants so if an appointment is extended an acceptance is received. This may sound ridiculous that applicant's would turn down an appointment but there are many applicants with multiple appointments and each academy pushes to fill the incoming class. After June 1, few appointments are issued. The last few years the incoming class was around 1230 of the 1250 possible. Good luck.

    A couple weeks ago I received a phone call from a MIDN 2/C asking if I were interested in meeting up to ask any questions about the academy. I, of course, took advantage of the opportunity. The meeting lasted just over an hour. She said that admissions sent her to meet with a few candidates in my area (it was a one-on-one meeting, though). I searched around online and on this forum, but I only found a thread or two that did not explain much. So, here's my question: What does this mean? Is this a good sign or am I grabbing at straws?

    Are there any B&G officers, Mids, appointees, parents, or other candidates who could chime in? I would really appreciate it.[/QUOTE]
     
  13. BillTheGoat2018

    BillTheGoat2018 New Member

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    My high school actually told me the academy called and wanted to send a MIDN down to come talk to me during spring break. This happened twice (once during junior year and once during senior year). I don't think it means anything because I just got my second TWE after reapplying. It simply means that the MIDN lives in the same area as you and volunteered to speak with candidates.

    Best of luck to you!



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  14. cbaker301

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    therock57, I was curious about having the MIDN 2/C away from the yard in between breaks too. She said she and another mid were sent to meet with 5 or so in my area.

    Thank you for all the input and luck!
     

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