Scholastically Qualified

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  1. MfmUSNA2017

    MfmUSNA2017 New Member

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    How does one know if they're scholastically qualified? If named an official candidate does that mean you are scholastically qualified?

    Thanks so much
     
  2. time2

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    No, being named an official candidate is the START of the application process. Being scholastically qualified is one of the Q's you need to be in the running for an appointment and is determined by the academy review board that looks at all of the submitted information as part of the application process.
     
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    MfmUSNA2017 New Member

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    Thank you for your response!

    Do you know what what type of GPA or standardized scores are needed to be named scholastically qualified?
     
  4. rocatlin

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    I believe the only two certain ways to know are a LOA or appointment.

    The BGOs aren't supposed to tell you.

    A possible indicator is if you get an invitation to a Candidate Visit Weekend, but no certainty there either I suppose.
     
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    Daughter had 3Q and LOA but was never given an invitation to CVW. We asked her BGO to request a CVW for her. Came through on one of the coldest months at USNA. She loved it. Her school did not rank and many do not. That was a problem.
     
  7. ca2midwestmom

    ca2midwestmom Member

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    From the FAQ Stickies:

    My high school doesn’t rank. What do I do?

    Honestly, there’s nothing you can do. That’s USNA’s problem. Some schools may give ranges (i.e., if a student has a 3.5, that would generally put him/her in the top 25% of the class). USNA indicates that they often call the school and try to get them to provide a rank. If not, USNA may have experience with the school and know what GPAs tend to mean. You aren’t going to change your school; this isn’t the first time USNA has dealt with this issue, so relax.
     
  8. smmtx1

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    I've noticed a lot of posts stating their DS or DD is 3'Qed. If your DS or DD is confirmed as being 3'Qed how did you received that information?

    We were told specifically by USNA Admissions that they do not under any circumstance send notification to candidates about being 3'Qed and the only way a candidate will know they are qualified is if they receive an LOA or appointment.

    If anyone can enlighten me I would be greatful. Thanks! :smile:
     
  9. Spud

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    "We were told specifically by USNA Admissions that they do not under any circumstance send notification to candidates about being 3'Qed and the only way a candidate will know they are qualified is if they receive an LOA or appointment."

    So......that is pretty clear. What enlightenment are you looking for?

    Really, it is info that a candidate can do nothing about. If they are not qualified academically, the Board will hang on to the candidate for a short while and look at them to see if they are a candidate for NAPS. If not, well, they get an envelope that says, diplomatically, that they did not make the cut this time. You also have to remember that even if a candidate IS "3-Qed", they are not necessarily appointed (Principal Nominees are the exception). They are in a now smaller pool of about 6000 candidates that go from the Admissions Board into the Admissions Office where the actual final selection takes place and that process is completely closed to any outsider.
     

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