USNA Deferred Status

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  1. OrionT-56

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    DS was just informed his record was deferred pending his fall semester final grades. Hopefully, his grades will make the cut. Been in the 3.8 range with some AP courses. Has a Presidential Nomination and awaiting MOC Nomination selection board. Any historical insight over the last few years from candidates in a similar boat? (Appointment, NAPS or rejection) Thanks!
     
  2. rudyinok

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    our ds has been told the same - he's in final year at a tough boarding school - high school. sounds like yours is still in high school? I know they wait for fall semester grades for college applicants, but apparently they also do sometimes for high school? thanks very much for posting...

    any input folks?
     
  3. Scooter11

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    To me, it seems odd that they would defer someone with a 3.8 gpa solely because of grades... does DS have strong scores, weak in any other areas?
     
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    deferred

    I think previous posts regarding this topic have basically said that applicants get deferred when their application isn't strong enough for an appointment, nor is it weak enough to be rejected. Either way, admissions wants more information. DS was deferred and ultimately got the TWE, but I'm sure there are deferrments that lead to appointments as well.
     
  5. OrionT-56

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    FYI. DS has ACT 29 Comp MA 31 ENG 27. Very likely on the edge but at least still in the hunt. Assume rest of the package in zone. ( ie extra curricular athletics, and leadership) Little pressure for a strong semester!
     
  6. sandnnw

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    I would MAXimize all other dynamic discriminators, e.g. CFA and start practicing for the MOC interviews and do whatever it takes to increase that ACT.

    You don't mention sports, leadership, service, minority, etc, so our input is limited.

    Its late in the fourth quarter for most of this, and you only have one time out left, but hey, I've seen magic in the SEC. Good luck!
     
  7. usna1985

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    Agree with above posters. You mentioned his GPA -- what about his class rank. Is he taking "tough" courses -- calc, chem, physics, 4th year language -- some or all at an AP level?

    You needed answer the above -- just saying that GPA is but one element of "grades."

    I do believe that USNA means what they say that they are looking at grades -- I've seen other candidates who've received a letter mentioning standardized tests, so it's not per se a "form" letter.

    I agree that if he can improve in any area -- such as CFA -- it can't hurt. What won't help at this point are additional letters of rec. Focus on the "objective" items, not the "subjective" ones.
     
  8. OrionT-56

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    Thank you all for the insight. Two AP courses this year calculus and chemistry. Two AP courses each year prior. Without going into specifics, his BGO's opinion about his extra curricular, athletics, and leadership positions are wellrounded and solid. CFA score max in pullups, pushups, situps but he is training hard to improve his 7:30 mile.

    Unfortunately, even with a 3.8 GPA his class rank is only in the top third of 500. (NOVA area) So hopeful the semester grades come in high. He would go to NAPS if offered. Awaiting word from CGA and NROTC too.

    Thank you for the insight. :smile:
     
  9. Jeff62064

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    My DS has been deferred pending SAT retake. Other areas of his file are outstanding just a low Math SAT. He did speak with admissions yesterday and they are awaiting his ACT and they will send it back to the board. The admissions office actually called to let him know of his deferred status. I look at that as a positive given the volume of applications they receive.
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    I will say that it appears more students are being deferred this year than in past years. I don't know if it's a "trend," but USNA may be giving itself more time -- and more information -- on a higher number of candidates this year.
     
  11. c.long

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    I didn't know that the Naval Academy deffered anyone. Is it good that they have not defferred me? I don't have an LOA or anything have decent SAT scores and all of my other stuff like class rank, extra curriculars, and CFA are solid. I was also medically qualified and have three total nominations.

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    In order to be deferred I am assuming one's application must be entirely complete, including a nomination. Am I correct with this assumption?
     
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    In you opinion, is it a good thing or bad that someone hasn't been heard about being deferred or heard anything else for that matter?
     
  14. c.long

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    For the other guys that are wanting to know, I asked my Blue and Gold Officer what it means.

    For my case in particular, he checked my record and found that I have been "qualified" by the evaluation board. I had my application done in late August, so if you've had your application in, and haven't heard anything then there's a good chance that you've been found as qualified. I'm not sure if you have to have a nomination along with your application to have been found deferred or qualified or not, but my guess would be that you don't need a nomination yet. Probably at least the Academic portion of the application. That's just a guess though so take that with a grain of salt.

    Qualified also means that you are considered as a person that has the potential to complete the USNA program. Deferred means that they want more info until they decode you are qualified or not.

    What I want to know is if I've been found qualified by the board, am medically and athletically qualified, and have nominations from my Senator, NJROTC instructor, and Congressman, then should I be excited? Does that mean I have a good chance for an Appointment or is it not a big deal?

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  15. jsmom

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    My understanding is that for the class of 2017, about 2000 applicants were considered triple qualified AND received a MOC nomination (this excludes receiving a principle nomination which is a guaranteed appointment)- about 75% of those who were 3Q + nom received an appointment. SO while it is not a certainty, your odds are certainly very strong for success. I wish you the best!!
     
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    Well that's great news! Good luck to everyone else!

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  17. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Being 3 Q'd with a nom is a HUGE step in attaining an appointment. However (and I don't want to burst anyone's bubble), quite a few candidates in that position do not receive appointments. It simply becomes a numbers game -- more well qualified candidates than spots in the incoming class.

    Assuming no principal nom, you first compete against your MOC slate(s) and, if not selected at that time for an appointment, you compete against the national pool. That's tough competition. But more candidates than not are successful so stay positive!
     
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    If you have a academic LOA and just need a nomination to secure appointment are your chances pretty solid?Thanks
     
  19. c.long

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    That's what I've been reading just now on this forum. My Congressman does the competitive process so no one got a principal nom which is bad in my case. I was told that I was the only one to receive nominations to all of the Academy's (besides USCGA of course) so I'm hoping that USNA admissions agrees with my interviewers. Keeping my fingers crossed! Thanks everyone for the info, and sorry for kind of leading this thread off topic!
     
  20. Ex.BT.USN

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    Insight Please...

    I'm a little confused with deferred, 3Q'ed, 3Q'ed w/ an nom, and bla, bla, bla...

    My DS has not been deferred. His application was completed in June and he now has a Senators nomination (competative list / no principle noms.) In short as I read the previous posts it would appear to me that my DS is now in the final leg of the process...or so this is my assumption.

    At this point of the application process what is the ballpark figure for the amount of kids they have left to review? I understand offers "roll" out until April but do they begin to release more offers at this time or does it still trickle?

    Thank you...
     

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