National Pool

Discussion in 'Nominations' started by ahaven7, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. ahaven7

    ahaven7 Member

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    I was reading in the nominations FAQ, and it talks about candidates who do not get slated off of their congressional nomination move to a national pool? I am confused, what exactly does this mean? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. 5Day

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    When you receive a nomination you will be evaluated and compared to the other 9 candidates on the slate, one will get an appointment. If you don't get that appointment you are still in the mix, because you then the national pool and compete nationally for any remaining appointment slots. (MOC appts, Pres appts, ROTC appts, etc do not add up to the class size required to fill a class). You are competing against everyone that didn't get a nomination, and everyone that got a nomination but was not at the top of their MOCs slate.
     
  3. kinnem

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    I'm pretty sure that only people with a nomination go onto the NWL, but you're competing against nationally against folks from all slates who did not get an appointment.
     
  4. brovol

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    ....assuming you are 3 qualified, right? can someone who has a nomination but who has not yet been deemed to be 3 qualified get placed on the NWL?
     
  5. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Moderator

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    You must be 3Q to considered for an appointment. Not 3Q + nom = no appointment regardless of anything else.
     
  6. Sledge

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    And, by law, the academy must choose the first 150 off the NWL by Whole Candidate Score, i.e merit. After those 150 are chosen, the academy can choose how they want to fill up the class, with, for example, underrepresented minorities, athletes, etc. Whatever they feel they "need" to "balance" the class.
     
  7. Rugbyftbllaxmom

    Rugbyftbllaxmom Member

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    What if your MOC does not rank his slate? How does that work? Thank you!
     
  8. FalconsRock

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    1+ Kinnem.
    For clarification read this thread as the NWL is discussed:
    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/odds-of-getting-in.45918/#post-453466

    This is an excerpt from Christcorp from that thread:
    "Approximately 500 appointments will come from the representative's and senator's SLATES of 10 names. There are also the 200 others he mentioned. But, there are also others too. Up to 100 more appointments come from Presidential Nomination and a number of others that are military related; e.g. ROTC. But after all of these are appointed; around 800-850, the remaining 350-400 will be from the NATIONAL POOL, which are all of the remaining individuals with nominations that haven't received an appointment. So you'll be competing with approximately 2000 for the remaining 350-400 slots. Best of luck."
     
  9. kinnem

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    Whoever the Academy wants the most will be the winner of the slate. The rest will go on the national waiting list.
     
  10. Rugbyftbllaxmom

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    Ok thank you -that is how I read and understood it to be and then was told differently by someone who went through process 5 years ago.
     
  11. MemberLG

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    In most cases, but not automatic. The practice for a competitive nomination (I don't know this is a must or the Academy can make an exception), the candidate with the highest WCS wins the appointment. Sometimes, the candidate with the higher WCS is not the candidate the Academy wants at all or for the slate.
     
  12. frenzymando

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    Does whoever the Academy wants the most=whoever has the highest WCS, or is this not always the case?
     
  13. kinnem

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    I think that MemberLG is correct in that for Congressional slates the highest WCS wins.
     
  14. Rugbyftbllaxmom

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    But both ways the rest of the slate gets put on national list- ?

    Also, is it correct that if you are 3q you will not be offered a prep school option if QNS? I read in a thread prep is only for 2q?

    Does admissions take a break now from doing this until after New Years or are they fully staffed even when the cadets are gone?

    Thank you
     

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