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  1. CandidateElias15

    CandidateElias15 USNA '15 Appointee

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    Hi everyone,
    I received a LOA on Oct 4th.
    However, prior to that, my BGO suggested I retake the SAT. (I got a 1210 [650M,560R] first time, 1400[760M, 640R] second time)
    And he suggested I retake it to extrapolate the scores, since there was such an increase between the first and second.
    So I signed up for the Oct SAT, then I got a LOA, and yesterday I found out my score: 1200 [650M,550R]. So I thought no big deal, I just wont send them the scores, and I took USNA off the score recipients.
    But today, I check my CIS, and the 1200 score was listed.
    Is it possible for a LOA to be revoked? Will my potential appointment be in jeopardy? The LOA was contingent on a nomination only.
    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. FutureNavyPilot

    FutureNavyPilot Fearless

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    Maybe I'm not too familiar with SAT scoring, but that DOES seem like a HUGE leap to get 1210 then 1400 then 1200 again. Did you feel differently while taking the exams, like the second time you took it was a lot easier? That's crazy! I really hope your LOA isn't revoked, but I doubt it will be. The SAT score is just one component... you know? Good luck with your nom!
     
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    I'm surprised the 1200 is listed as USNA only considers your highest math and verbal scores. No, your LOA won't be "revoked" b/c you received lower scores on this go-round.
     
  4. N.Leondaridis.Mena

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    They take a combination of your highest scores from your crit reading and math from what I understand.
     
  5. Whistle Pig

    Whistle Pig Banned

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    Yep, they'll get it straight. And has been noted, only your highest in math and verbal, and those 2 can be from separate test events. But NOT separate test types, i.e. your math from ACT and verbal from SAT.

    A classic case of bad juju from a bgo.(while all are good folks working to do their best for USNA, unfortunately, they represent vastly different knowledge, experience, commitment, and engagement. They ain't all like 1985, sadly.) What the heck did he meant "extrapolate????" Ridiculous and unfortunate. But in any case, you'll not be punished for your lower score on the next retake.

    But there is an important lesson in your experience that can be informative for others re: the SAT. Your anecdotal case of 1 ...does illustrate the statistical realities of retaking these tests. It's nearly an equal opportunity that scores will go down as they will go up. And USNA recognizes such, and that's why, unlike many other highly selective institutions, they will take the highest scores on each of the 2 areas regardless of when or the sequence in which they were taken. Many insitutions request a specific test date that applicants might be measured at the same snap-shot time. Still others require the most current scores ...
     
  6. CandidateElias15

    CandidateElias15 USNA '15 Appointee

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    No, I didnt mean to throw my BGO under the bus, I was just explaining why I took it again.
    Thanks for everyone's help, I was just worried when I saw that USNA had the scores even though I never sent them to anyone.
    @FutureNavyPilot: Yes, my interviews with the Senators went well, I'm pretty sure I received my congressional nom if not Senator LeMieux's; how did yours go?
     
  7. FutureNavyPilot

    FutureNavyPilot Fearless

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    I haven't had my congressional interview yet... I have Gus Bilirakis, in December sometime.

    I had an interview with Senator Nelson, but wasn't selected for LeMieux. Oh well. My Senator Nelson interview went very well, I really enjoyed the experience. But I'm not confident I received one from him though because I didn't have an LOA or anything. But it was still good practice for my MoC interview!

    Good luck though, I'm sure you have a big chance of receiving one from one of the Senators!
     
  8. subvet

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    Interview

    Hang in there Fearless!!
     

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