Percentage of triple qualified candidates receiving a nomination?

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  1. neugs

    neugs USNA 2015 Appointee

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    This is out of the blue, but how many triple qualified candidates usually receive a nomination? I'm triple qualified for USNA and was wondering of that benefitted upwards receiving a nomination.
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    In the past, the number is about 2/3 in that roughly 2/3 of candidates who end up being triple Q'ed get noms. However, that number comes in hindsight. Here's what I mean.

    First, Pres noms are non-competitive. If you are eligible for one, you get one. Thus, you can get a Pres nom without being 1 Q'ed, 2 Q'ed, or 3 Q'ed. You can get one before you complete your packet. So, there can be many Pres nominees who are not 3Q'ed.

    Second, please understand that, at the time the MOCs are selecting candidates for noms, many candidates haven't completed their packets. Thus, the MOCs may not know whether their choices will end up beign triple Q'ed. Some (with LOAs or otherwise) may be known to be scholastically qualified, but may not have taken their CFA and/or their medical may not be complete or resolved.

    Finally, some candidates who don't get noms may drop out of the process. IOW, they may have completed 50% of their USNA packet at the time nom decisions are made by the MOCs. If they don't get a nom, they may lose interest and not complete the packet -- and they may have been triple Q'ed had they finished everything.

    Thus, at the end of the process, about 2/3 of those who complete their applicatons and are triple Q'ed receive noms. However, there are those who get noms who aren't triple Q'ed, etc. It's not an exact comparison, so to speak.
     
  3. Donia

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    Great info...what would be the percentages for those triple Q'ed with a nomination getting an offer of appointment??
    DS is triple Q'ed with Presidential and MOC nom....as you might expect he (we!) is very anxious...
     
  4. goldfarb1

    goldfarb1 Candidate

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    70%-75%
     
  5. Whistle Pig

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    One, perhaps obvious caveat...If that MOC nomination is a principle, then it's 100%.
     
  6. petermcd123

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    I'm 3Q/D and have a Presidential nomination, what else can I do to obtain a letter of appointment?
     
  7. kokokopuffs

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    if you have an loa?

    So sure, there are triple qualified candidates.
    but what about people who have an loa?
    I have an interview with a ny senator coming up, (actually, tomorrow) but i am really curious about what is the percentage of kids who have a loa whom go on to receive a nomination
    Sorry for changing the topic!
     
  8. time2

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    If you have an interview coming up shortly, I would be more focused on what they are likely to ask you and how you will reply. Statistics/percentages about those things you are asking really don't matter to where you currently are in the process. Several other older threads on here address the MOC interview expectations, that is where I would be focusing my effort.
     
  9. RobMD

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    I just found out I did not receive a nom to Navy, my first choice I am 3 Q'ed had a great great B&G interview,etc,etc,etc. However, I did receive nom to my 2nd choice, however, I did not have a great interview and do not believe I will be most competative. The MOC I interviewed with lost election. I can reapply next year to new MOC and hope for the best.
     
  10. 1964BGO

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    PeterMCD: One thing you can do to improve your selection chance is to keep your file updated with your latest accomplishments be they in the classroom, athletic field, or your ECAs in school or community. It is your job to keep your file up to date so that it depicts you in the best light.
    Rob: I wouldn't write off your chances at your second choice this early in the game. Make your best effort to be successful, and you just may be.
    Best wishes to both of you.
     

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