Triple Q'd / 3Q'd???

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  1. Proletarian Generalist

    Proletarian Generalist New Member

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    Can someone please tell me what the heck 3Q'd means, and how we would know if our son is or is not? He just received the principal nomination from our congressman last week, and I understand the significance of that. But we don't know how to figure out if he's 3Q'd or if there's anything else he should do other than wait.

    Is this something that would show up on the USNA web site somewhere in his application?

    Thanks, and I apologize in advance for my ignorance.
     
  2. Melitzank

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  3. Proletarian Generalist

    Proletarian Generalist New Member

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    Hurry up and wait, aye!
     
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    DoDMERB website will provide Medical Qualification info. My DS was initially DQ'd and later DoDBERB website was updated to show "Waiver Approved - USNA".

    In regards to academic qualification, DS received a phone call from BGO on October 9, 2012, informing him he had "passed USNA review board was Academically qualified". DS never received any other kind of notification in regards to academic status. Maybe your BGO can get info re: Academic qualification.

    DS took CFA at NASS. Received LOA on October 17, 2012, at that time we assumed he had passed Physical Qualifications, but there was never an official notification on the website or by letter.

    DS's BFE came in the mail in the past week (Letter of Appointment was dated December 11, 2012). It felt like a long waiting process as he started the 6 months earlier in June. Hang in there! The waiting is very hard, but Principal nom is great!
     
  5. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    Sigh...how many threads am I going to have to post this on...

    BGOs ARE NOT AUTHORIZED to give Admissions Board status anymore! This wasn't official until later on in the cycle (past October 9th). PLEASE DO NOT ASK YOUR BGO whether you or your son/daughter is scholastically qualified.
     
  6. time2

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    The other point of clarification is the one of the Q's is 'scholastic' qualification which includes a LOT more then just your GPA and SAT/ACT scores. This is where they also consider things like your ECA and sports participation, teacher recommendations, leaderhsip accomplishments, etc.

    People are assuming that just by having a high GPA and/or SAT/ACT scores will automatically mean you have this Q and that is NOT correct.
     
  7. Whistle Pig

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    Important point explained well, imo.

    Still, it can be valuable to be ever-mindful that the essence of evaluating and ranking both candidates and eventually, Midshipmen, is academic. Academics trumps all else ... by far.

    And more specifically, THE most important assessment factor has traditionally been the standardized math testing score. This variable lends multiple values to the evaluation process including:

    *It provides insight to a candidate's eventual capability of succeeding in a BS degree-granting institution where math, science, and technical ability and skills are important.

    * It provides common ground, that level playing field for assessing individual candidates in the pool of candidates

    * It lends validation and/or correction to the student's HS performance

    *It lends insight into the validity of the candidate's HS math and science program, and possibly into the recommendation of the junior year math teacher.
     
  8. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Your class rank is also very important, along with the classes you took to achieve that rank.
     
  9. Proletarian Generalist

    Proletarian Generalist New Member

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    Thanks for all the feedback. I think I understand now what all the Q's stand for. It sounds like since my son got the principal nomination, his odds of getting an appointment are probably above average, but it all hinges on the academic "Q."
     
  10. SA2017

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    class rank was not important for me-my school will not release it. I think as less and less schools are releasing this-it becomes less and less important.
     
  11. Whistle Pig

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    SA2017, I suspect yours is "wishful thinking." Au contraire, when it is not provided, USNA becomes creative. I imagine they've become pretty good at forecasting these. It was important, even for you. You just didn't know it, obviously. It's one of the harsh realities of life at a SA. Each candidate is constantly, pervasively being compared and measured next to their 'mates. Sorry, but unlike little league or in the light of gutless, mamby-pamby school boards who can't take the parental heat of defending why #1 is #1 when#2, i.e. "my girl was just as smart and I demand a recount" got all A's (albeit in cosmetology, conveniently ignored in the discussion.):confused: ... how you trim your toenails will be scrutinized and ranked! :eek: One of THE major conceptual differences of SA education vs. a week at the Oberlin beach.:rolleyes::screwy::muscles2:
     
  12. riveranduin

    riveranduin row well and live

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    I'm in agreement here. My entire school system also refuses to rank (likely because it would be rather crazy in schools with graduating classes of 600+ where huge numbers move in and out every year due to a highly mobile local military presence), however when I was filling out college forms that required some sort of figure, my counselor was able to tell me a decile.
     

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