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  1. SimonPark

    SimonPark Member

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    Anyone here still waiting for something from NWL? I've been reading forums and recognized that some unfortunate candidates have been QNS'ed, but how many are getting this and in what intervals? I don't understand when we should be expecting to hear from USMA, considering many of us have been waiting for months...
     
  2. Hoffy600

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    Dude, I've been on the NWL since January. Totally in the same boat as you. I have not heard *anything* from West Point, but am grateful that I have not yet received a QNS letter. Assume for now that no news is good news, and that you and I and everyone else on the NWL will swallow the truth by April 1st.

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  3. SimonPark

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    Why by the 1st? Should we expect information by then?
     
  4. Hoffy600

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure April first is the date by which everyone will be notified of their respective statuses-- NWL, Reject, Appt.
     
  5. SimpleMan

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    This is just a guess, since I have no data to back it up (but that has never stopped anyone on the internet): I suspect USMA needs to wait until after April 1st to finalize some statuses, since some candidates who currently have been offered appointments will wait until the period between 4/1 and 4/30 to make their decisions (after they have gotten all of their college admissions decisions in hand), and some number of those will decide to go somewhere besides USMA, either another SA or ROTC or even the non-military college route altogether. As the Declines roll in to USMA from those folks (and I do not know what that yield looks like historically), I would expect that USMA admissions will continue to pull from the WL. Again, just a guess.
     
  6. BigNick

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    NWL

    April 1 is not a "magic" date where everyone will know their status. However, many offers and many rejection letters will go out this month as part of the normal process. Most of the people in the bottom half of this list have already been notified that they will not be granted admission this year. Many colleges (Ivy League and others) typically announce their acceptance decisions on April 1. Some people that have been offered admission to WP will receive offers from these schools and from other SAs. WP gives people until May 1 to accept or reject their WP offers. For each person who declines their offer there will be an offer (normally from the NWL) to another candidate. Although the class is normally about 90+% filled by the end of March - many offers will be made in April and early May due primarily to these declinations from people who have received WP offers.
    I was at WP this past week-end for the Plebe-Parent weekend. The Academic Dean told the parents that the class of 2016 would be about 1150 people - down from about 1250 last year.
     
  7. DerNageler

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    My son received a QNS letter last week and his Wait List letter was received at the end of Jan.

    He knows several at his school who have received nothing (no wait list letter, no QNS letter, no white packet, nada). And we know the person in our district who received the appointment is not them.
     
  8. mng249

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    I didn't get an NWL until 20 February, and since then I have heard zero. I'm hoping two more weeks is all I need, but by this point, I'm really not holding my breath. If we've made it this far, we all should be proud.
     
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    With the class down 15%, year over year, its going to make the available spots even more competitive.
     
  10. TheDukeOfEarl

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    Yes, numbers we heard at an appointee info session recently seem to align with the numbers being posted on here, which indicate:

    • Applicant pool for USMA 2016 up from 14000 to 15500 ==> ~ 10% increase in applicants
    • Class size for 2016 down from 1275 to 1150 ==> ~ 10% decrease in admissions

    An unfortunate perfect storm for a lot of very qualified candidates.
     

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