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  1. vjb16

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    My BGO told me yesterday that my application has gone before the admissions board, and I have been designated "qualified."

    What does that mean?
     
  2. Whistle Pig

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    You are now eligible to compete for an appointment, pending receipt of nomination.

    Essentially it means you are a-ok medically, physically, and scholastically (tests, grades, class rank, courses, ECs).

    It's a good thing and definitely beats being disqualified. Congrats and keep going. You're still in the hunt!
     
  3. Packer

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    I am sure I will be corrected if I am wrong but in the past it appears that if you are qualified and have a nomination you have about a 50-50 chance of receiving an appointment. Much better than 1300+/19,000.
     
  4. vjb16

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    Thank you for answering me!

    Are there higher levels of "qualified," like "highly qualified" and LOA-worthy?
     
  5. Whistle Pig

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    No and yes.
    No, meaning one is either 3 Qed ... or not. There is no in-between. Again congrats.Again, this status allows you to move into a different pool pending receipt of nomination. (In other words, no nomination, being 3 Qed has no value.)

    Yes, meaning that there are degrees, sort of, of being 3 Qed. What I mean by this is that once a 3Qed candidate receives a nomination, that individuals whole person score (or whatever they call it now) MAY come into play. It won't if a 3Qed nominee is a principal or rises to that status among his/her MOCs pool, if nominees are ranked. In other words, if one is Qualified and is a principal nominee, bingo, appointment will be offered, regardless of one's whole person score. IF nominee slate is unranked and/or one later goes into the national pool, then that score becomes important. Not sure I've done justice to explain this, but hoping it might begin to clarify. There are lots of "it depends" in this process. Someone should do a masters thesis determining and illustrating the decision tree in all of this.

    The short, simple answer remains technically ... NO ... Qualification is essentially a pass/fail deal. You're passing!

    Packer, I think your crude stats are essentially pretty close to reality. Not sure how many last year received BOTH Qualified status AND a nomination, but way way lower than 19,000 which is a severely inflated number anyway.
     
  6. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    WP, you might have jumped the gun here.

    vjb16,

    You are Triple Qualified (aka 3Q) when your have been Scholastically, Physically, and Medically qualified. Once 3Q and with a nomination, you are eligible to compete for an appointment. If your package went to the board when you had not taken the CFA or had not completed the DODMERB medical exam, you still need to successfully complete these portions (or be waiverable in the case of the DODMERB) before you can be considered qualified.

    If you have already been qualified medically/physically, then you are now 3Q.

    Bottom line -- "board" qualified means scholastic only. Ideally, you wouldn't be qualified through the board if you couldn't pass the CFA (but, some packages go to the board without it).

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Thanks for correcting. You are correct that I did get ahead of myself, assuming the 2Q. I've cautioned others about "assuming" and I merit yours now. Thanks for clarifying.
     
  8. Tainted

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    Not trying to hijack the thread, but I thought I had to have nom. before my app. would go before the board. If not, that is awesome!
     
  9. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    Definitely not. You can even get a Letter of Assurance without a nomination.
     
  10. JHORNET44

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    vjb16,

    How long ago was your application completed? And do you know when your application actually went before the board?


    Thanks,
    J
     

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