Now what?

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by Mom4224inSD, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Mom4224inSD

    Mom4224inSD Member

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    Okay - so the deadline for applications for the class of 2014 was March 1st, and MOC's had to submit their slates by Jan 31st, so does anyone know what's going on behind the scenes now? Is the admissions board still reviewing files? Can't the stack of applicants be narrowed down to those with a Nom at this point?
    It's getting more and more difficult to not stalk the mailman or wear out the password keys on the dodmerb site. Thank God for track meets, carpools and family dinners. And time with DS grows more precious by the day - whether he ends up at USNA or civilian college it's going to be a bittersweet summer. Best of luck to all of us still waiting.:groupwave:
     
  2. 1964BGO

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    Admissions Board is meeting at least twice a week and reviewing hundreds of candidates, and yes, the stacks have been reduced, but they still have to proceed at deliberate speed. No parent would want his/her candidate's jacket peremptorily tossed because the board was rushing. I suspect they had the stack down to those with noms and are 3Q'd quite a while back. Still these are valuable scholarships, and the Navy and Marine Corps have to hire the grads. Trust me, we still are early in the selection process.
     
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    So if they have pretty much narrowed it down to those with a nom and are triple qualified and I am only waiting on a waiver, is that a good sign that I am academically and physically qualified and they are just waiting on the waiver to finish the review?
     
  4. CronusMom

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    It is our understanding that the numbers are down to approx 2200 for those who are 3Q'd with at least 1 nom. Of those, some have recd LOAs already. The rest are still on the table for review. How much time does the board acutally spend reviewing the fine aspects of each individual candidate file? I suspect it is tedious, and the same file could be reviewed multiple times as the board makes its selections.

    I have a vision in my head of a round table with many people. I see 3 piles in the center -- yes, no, maybe. I know it's more complicated that that, but that's the imagine in my brain. :smile:

    Our son knew the odds from the start. We're proud of him for having followed through the entire process -- not a simple task for the typical 17-year-old in our opinion. As his B&G officer said to us, "the cream rises to the top." Having made it this far is an honor in itself and atually building excitment for him -- anxiety for us parents. Our mail-lady stalking continues . . . .
     
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