USNA requested further info from my Pre-Cal teacher

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  1. WienerDog

    WienerDog West Point Class of 2018

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    Apparently she wasnt thorough enough in her letter. However, if the academy is requesting her to be a bit more thorough does that mean I have made it to a certain level? Are there levels each applicant must acquire in order to either be accepted or denied? I guess what I am getting at is, is it a good thing that they are questioning my pre-cal teacher ?
     
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    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    It doesn't mean anything one way or the other.
     
  3. Whistle Pig

    Whistle Pig Banned

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    To expand a bit ...

    SURE it's a positive. Consider if they were not interested in knowing more when less was provided, then your goose'd be cooked.

    Does it mean they're hot on your candidacy trail anymore than the next guy/gal? Not necessarily, but maybe.

    So there are 3 possibilities ... ignore and reject no matter what might have been ... simply won't be bothered, don't ignore and seek more info (which they'd not do, if they'd already determined you a "thin enveloper") to give an unknown every shot, or an otherwise attractive candidate with incomplete and/or confusing information on the math component.

    In any and every case, seeking more info ... a GOOD thing albeit not necessarily an indicator of a GOOD candidacy. Put more simply, getting more information absolutely beats the alternative of NOT seeking more complete information. THAT would likely be a certain deal-breaker. Make sense? :confused:
     
  4. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    Actually, I might have mis-spoke.

    If the Admissions Board was asking for it...then WP is correct.
    If it was the examiner/reviewer asking for it...then what I originally said is correct since your record hasn't even reached the Admissions Board.
     
  5. WienerDog

    WienerDog West Point Class of 2018

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    I believe it was the Adm Board. Just spoke with BGO and he found it to be very encouraging. Of course, he couldnt share much with me and I believe that would have been his answer to any situation. Thank you for the replies.
     
  6. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Honestly, I've seen it work both ways. In one case, the teacher said something that appeared to be negative. USNA asked for clarification and it turned out that the teacher had stated something in a way he/she had not intended. Clarification helped the applicant.

    So, it may simply be that the teacher said something in the rec that is unclear, etc. and USNA wants to ensure it understand what was meant.
     

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