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  1. Santiago0812

    Santiago0812 New Member

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    Hi everyone, I am a triple qualified candidate with a congressional nomination (allen west district FL-22). I just had the following question and was hoping someone could help me better understand this process.

    From what i've read on certain sites it appears that there are different boards for various groups (minorities, leaders, scholars etc.) which admissions uses to meet their class composition goals. Does this mean to say that everyone on the national waiting list is competing directly against everyone else on the list or would a hispanic candidate only be competing against other hispanic applicants on the national waiting list since they would be considered a separate category for the class composition goals?

    Thank you all for your time and congrats to all who have received their BFE's already!!
     
  2. spamalot

    spamalot New Member

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    Hey I'm a Hispanic from district FL-22 as well! :) Nice to see someone close to home on here.
     
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  3. RTMell

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    From what I've read in several places, after the 150 top NWL candidates are selected, the remaining spots are up to the admissions board's discretion for however they want to fill the rest of the slots. I would assume, let's say they need 10 more Hispanic candidates to meet their composition minimum, they would select the 10 best Hispanic applicants. That would be my guess, or if they need to fulfill let's say 10 more Hispanic cadets and 10 more females, then they might kill two birds with one stone by selecting a competitive female Hispanic.

    We really can't tell 100% because there are just too many factors into them making their decisions about us. It would also help if you've been in contact with a diversity recruiting officer because they can probably help advocate for you in addition to your FFR/MALO.

    Still waiting to hear results for my application as well, good luck!
     
  4. Santiago0812

    Santiago0812 New Member

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    Yea nice to see someone else from south florida, haven't met too many here :)
     

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