Tripled Qualified

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  1. bbman123

    bbman123 Member

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    I had received a letter stating that i was scholatically qualified in october. Since then, i have received a congressional nomination. My SATs are just shy of 1200 but my class rank is 12/488. I have various extacurriculars activities in which i serve as president.

    - I have also recently attended the Candidate visit weekend and loved it! my escort said that he must write a review. will this be reviewed by the admissions board?
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Maybe looked at but, unless you said or did something REALLY stupid, it's unlikely to make any difference given that you're already scholastically qualified. Unfortunately, you like everyone else must wait. Sorry.:smile:
     
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    If you're found scholastically qualified, what does make a difference?
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    At this point, not much. Basically, you're waiting to see how you stack up against other Triple Q'ed, nominated candidates.

    If you have a significant new accomplishment (award, etc.), definitely send it along. It can't hurt and it might help, depending on what it is and what your record already looks like. But, for the most part, your record is your record and there isn't much at this late point that will make a huge difference.
     
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    Is this the point where recommendations, clubs/teams/activities, leadership roles, and other distinguishing accomplishments make a difference?
     
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    Does the admissions board take into account the competitivness of each state? For example, It may be more difficult to receive a nomination in NJ than in South Dakota. How does this factor into the admission boards decision?
     
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    Yes

    The academy looks at each high school and weights it - or so I'm told (85 used to work in admissions and can correct me if I'm wrong) - based on a number of factors like how many kids go on to college from that school, the number of AP and IB course offered, etc., so there is some sort of weighting given to the high school of the applicants. How much that factor effects the Whole Person Multiple (WPM), only Admissions knows for sure.

    Remember this, though. An applicant who is triple q'ed with a principle nom from a congressional district must be admitted by law. So, there can be cases where a kid from a more competitive state NY, CA, TX, FL, VA, etc., whose record is stronger than a kid with an overall lower WPM from "South Dakota" - to use your example - can be turned away. It happens every year.
     

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