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  1. upstate#67

    upstate#67 New Member

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    Hello,

    3q'd male with 1 nomination to date from Trey Gowdy (SC-04). I am excited, but know that only a small percentage of nominations turn into appointments. Maybe hearing so early is a good thing? Or maybe Rep. Gowdy likes to get it out of the way before Christmas.
     
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    Best wishes!

    Sending you positive thoughts and best wishes for great news! Welcome to the forum!:smile:
     
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    Thanks very much! It is almost harder now than before because I am so much closer. That nomination came at a really good time! Merry Christmas!
     
  4. mdn18

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    Welcome to the forum! This is an invaluable resource for us applicants. Last year I was nominated around Christmas time...should get some nomination news again any day now. Also, I heard back from the Academy around end of March (I was declined). Keep sending any good updates to the Academy! :thumb:
     
  5. jebdad

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    Actually, I am pretty sure I have read on here that 3Qd with a nomination is more around a 50% chance of appointment. I would not consider that a small percentage. I like those odds.

    Someone else can correct me if that is wrong.

    Now the question is how do you know with USNA that you are 3qd? I did not think Navy let candidates know that.

    USMA on the other hand sends out letters telling candidates they are 3qd if they are indeed 3qd.
     
  6. TV4caster

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    The last figures I read were from over 5 years ago and it was more like 79% for nominees who were 3Q'd. Anecdotally people seem to think that the 79% figure has been going down.

    Your question about how you find out about being 3Q'd is a good one. Your BGO officer call tell you if you are CFA qualified, and lots of kids probably have a great idea about being scholastically Q'd if they have high GPAs and strong test scores (over 600 SAT on each section). That only leaves DoDMERB and maybe the Docs tell you when they examine you??? I know the eye Doctor definitely told me DD that she passed.
     
  7. Spud

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    I don't know how that figure can be. At our BGO summer session we were told the Admissions Board gives a list of approximately 6000 3Qed candidates (and let's assume that all have a nomination) to the Admissions Office who, out of that list, make the approximately 1100 appointments. My math says that is 18% or less.
     
  8. upstate#67

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    Thanks for the replies!

    Are BGOs kept from discussing CFA status? I would think that if he is truly my advocate like he says, he would let me know if I was not q'd on my CFA.

    I received a letter from DoDMERB saying I was medically qualified.

    I didn't think I would have been in considered a USNA candidate if I didn't have good enough test scores/GPA/Class rank.

    So... Maybe I am 2q if I really don't know the academic part...my bad.
     
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    Not all have a nomination. Many districts only give a nomination to one academy.
     
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    They can check for you, they don't have access to your exact scores, but they can tell you whether you passed or failed.
     
  11. TV4caster

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    I haven't been able to find the link because I stumbled upon two different years data yesterday.

    The figure I listed came about in the following manner: Total number of nominations for the year that was being studied were 3 thousand and something. Maybe 3296 or 3926??. Whatever it was they then listed the number of nominees who were 3 Qd and that number was something like 2100. Then they divided by the number of appointments that were made that year which was something like 15 or 18 hundred. They always over-appoint because they "only" have an 87% (IIRC) acceptance rate. Those were the numbers from several years ago.

    The numbers that I found in another post from 2006 (which was the class of 2010) were similar.

    I'll try to find the link again.

    Edit- found the stats for the 2010 class on College Confidential from 2006.

     
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    Here are my most up-to-date credentials. Can anyone tell me if these are considered good by the admissions board?

    3 B's in entire high school career

    5 AP/ Dual Enrollment courses by end of senior year (language, literature, statistics, physics, Govt/ Econ)

    11 honors courses (various english classes, chemistry, physics, various mathemitc classes)

    7 semesters of PES (PE for athletes- weightlifting, running, ect)

    4 years of high school football, letterman (only 1 year because of imjury previous year)

    Very involved in community/ church

    Beta Club/ National Honor Society

    Current GPA: 5.2188 (Physics 1 H:99, AP literature:96, Precalculus H:100, PES:100)

    Most recent class rank: 76/713, top 10% (will HOPEFULLY have better rank once transcript comes out)

    Medically Qualified

    1 nomination by Trey Gowdy (thus far)

    CFA scores: more than likely average (will be taking one more time)

    SAT (580 math) (510 verbal), ACT (25 math (24 reading)--not the best test taker


    I know this may be a lot to read, but I have not gotten a straight answer anywhere else. Thank you very much!
     
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    also, 3 semesters of Spanish (1 and 2 were not offered in Honors)

    Spanish 1 ADV
    Spanish 2 ADV
    Spanish 3 H
     
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    sorry for the constant posts, but I just got word from my BGO that I got a passing grade on CFA.
     
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    They are going to reweight your cgpa. They do not use a scale as high as your school. I am pretty sure the weighted scale they use is a 4.5.

    I don't know if USNA posts the minimum stats for SAT/ACT, but I would try to find it to see if you are academically qualified.
    ~ USAFA does and I believe you would be right on the cusp for the V portion.

    Good luck. Keep working on plan B, C and D.
     
  16. MarineDadHopefulNavySon

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    50%

    At the CVW this fall USNA Admissions stated there will be 2000 nominated candidates and just over 1000 appointments. So your chances will be +/-50%. Good luck!!! My DS has his nomination interview in 2 weeks. Fingers crossed!
     
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    There's only 2,000 nominated??
     
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    That really doesn't seem to follow class data...maybe 2000 nominated and 3Q'd...?

    http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/_files/documents/ClassPortrait.pdf
     
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    mdn18 - I think you are right. USNA doesn't put out the number of 'qualified' (3Q) applicants but USMA does and it shouldn't be too much different b/n the academies. For USMA class of 2018 - 4,050 Nominated; 2,219 Qualified, 1,212 Admitted. Applying these numbers to USNA - there are around 6,400 nominations given out from all sources each year which implies around ~1.6 nominations per person (~6,400 total nominations for ~4,000 nominees) - I think that makes sense also if you look at the appointments thread for 2019 or for 2018 you'll see many people with 2 appointments and some with more than 2.

    So, ~2,000 qualified and ~1,000 accepted is probably in the ball park. However, accepted number is 85 - 90% of those who were actually offered admission so expect 1,100 - 1,200 offers for a targeted class size of 1,000. That would mean slightly less than a 30% chance of getting an offer of admission for all of those nominated (~1,150 / ~4,000).

    Having said all of that...don't stress the probabilities. Try to enjoy senior year - it goes by very quickly for the kids and for the parents! It feels like just a blink of the eye since we were trying to remain calm one year ago! Good luck!
     
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    Based on 2018 its more like ~2,000 qualified, ~1,400 appointed for a yield just under 1,200 so thats a pretty solid 70% chance. I like those odds. Fingers crossed for a BFE, but make sure to have a solid plan B.
     

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