Wait List Process?

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  1. kbaek

    kbaek Member

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    How early does admissions begin to accept waitlisted candidates? Will they appoint waitlisted candidates at the same time as the non-waitlisted candidates?
     
  2. Dodgers_fan

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    I got waitlisted last November but then I got my appointment a week later once I updated my ACT scores so they have already started accepting people from the NWL.
     
  3. buff81

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    To add further to what Dodgers_fan has said - West Point uses a rolling admissions system. So appointments are offered to candidates throughout the cycle including those from the NWL.
     
  4. cmccollum4693

    cmccollum4693 USMA 2015 Appointee

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    Buff, I know this is probably impossible to answer, but my RC told me I was in the top 20 percentile on the wait list. My question is how long will it take to hear back from west point? I've heard months, and all the way into april or even later.
     
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    Just answered your PM re this question. :thumb:
     
  6. Classof83

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    DD completed her file in October, was notified that she is 3Q, and received her MOC nomination in December. If her WCS did not qualify her as the top on the list, should she have already received notification that she was on the NWL? Does not receiving notification that she is on the NWL indicate that she is still in the running for the top spot on her MOC's list? Could Admissions still be waiting for candidates who are on the MOC's nomination list to complete their files? Thanks for any input!
     
  7. MemberLG

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    I am only aware of qualifcation letters. Don't know about about NWL standing notification.

    I actually kept my qualification letter, the note on the back states

    Qualified and on USMA waiting list. You have been found fully qualified: however, the final evaluation of other candidates in your nomination category has not yet been completed OR

    An offer of admission has been made to fill the vacancy for which you were nominated and therefore you have been placed on the national waiting list. Sevaral hundred cadetships will be filled from this waiting list . . . .

    Don't know where your daughter falls in, but the MOC supposed to submit their nomination by the end of January and the application deadline is the end of February.

    Since West Point has to accept a fully qualified candidate against MOC's vacancy, they either use it early if a candidate is fully qualified and based on incomplete files of other candidates that he or she appears to be the top candidate for the MOC or wait until the application deadline and review all qualified candidates from your MOC.

    For one MOC in MD, so far no one completed their application so no qualifed candidate. In another MD MOC, there are several fully qualified candidates.


    As I said before, if you are fully qualified, you just have to wait.
     
  8. philmont

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    I am thinking maybe we should move to that district in MD!
     
  9. scoutpilot

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    As of two days ago, the NWL numbered just shy of 400 names. Many more will be added as the 31 Jan deadline for nominations arrives. The RCs are busy as can be, as this year's class is arguably the most competitive ever, surpassing even the class of 2014.

    One important point to remember is that of the 350 candidates who will be accepted off the NWL, many slots have already been used due to LOAs which were granted to candidates early on who were not principle nominees. Those folks were never "on" the waiting list per se, but rather their slots are often deducted against the NWL total (if they cannot be charged to a MOC vacancy).

    Best of luck. Keep your fingers crossed.
     
  10. kbaek

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    Just for my anxiety's sake, about how many LOAs is it safe to assume have already been/ will be used against the NWL quota?
     
  11. scoutpilot

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    Only admissions knows that.
     
  12. cmccollum4693

    cmccollum4693 USMA 2015 Appointee

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    Scout, Do if there are LOA holders in your nomination pool, are they considered for that primary slot? Or are they pushed aside so that non-LOA holders have a chance to compete for that top slot? I'm just curious because I got my third congressional nom today from my senator, and I figured that pool would have a few LOA holders in it.

    Thanks.
     
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    That is totally dependent on the MOC and the WCS. If the MOC ranks his nominees, an LOA holder may or may not be in the principle slot. If the MOC leaves it up to the Academy, it all depends on the WCS of each candidate.

    Essentially, in answer to your question, no...LOA holders will not necessarily be "pushed aside" in order to allow that slots be left open to non-LOA holders to compete against one another. The Academy only cares about getting the best candidates, which LOAs help to achieve.
     
  14. MemberLG

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    Have to make a distinction on your nomination pool. The Admssions Office will not give our too many LOAs against a specific vacancy. For example, there are 3 LOAs in your Congressional district. Your MOC has only one vacancy. One LOA can use matched up against the vacancy, but West Point will have to find vacancie outiside your Congressional district for the two remaining LOAs. I have a Congressional district in MD where sevearl qualified applicants don't have nominations from their MOCs.

    I give you another example. Although getting more nomiantions are good, sometimes it doesn't matter. If I understand your correctly, you got nominations from both Senators and your congressman. But, unless one of thme gave you a principle nomination, you get ranked. So if you get something like #5 for Senator A's vacancy,#6 for Senator B's vacancy, and #5 for your Congressman's vacancy, your chance is very low.

    I know it is hard and you want to better understand your status, but there are some many other factors to consider it is hard to figure out your standing without more information. You will just have to wait and enjoy what's remaining of your senior year.
     
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    cmccollum4693 USMA 2015 Appointee

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    I understand that since I didn't make the top slot, my chances have gone down, but I still have a chance on the NWL. My RC said I was in the top 20% of the NWL, but that still may not be a good indicator since there wont be as many offers from the NWL as usual this year.

    Thank god though that Marine Corps gave me a MC Option scholarship
     
  16. TrpRMom

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    We just found out that our son is on the wait list. Admissions advised him that the chances of getting an appointment from the list are slim. It was pretty discouraging to be honest. Such a long process...not the outcome that we had hoped and worked for.
     
  17. kbaek

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    When a person is placed on the NWL does this usually happen? Does admissions tell the candidate whether they have a chance or not, or where he/she stands?
     
  18. cmccollum4693

    cmccollum4693 USMA 2015 Appointee

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    I emailed my RC and asked him where I stood on the NWL
     
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    When I talked to my RC back in December he told me I was "quite high." has anyone gotten a definitive "you're in" from their RC?
     
  20. cmccollum4693

    cmccollum4693 USMA 2015 Appointee

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    My RC has been very hesitant on what he tells me. All he's said is to be patient, and that I was in the top 20%. They really can't say "you're in" or "you'll probably get in." It's all still up in the air now. One thing he did say, that goes for everyone, even if you are high on the list, is to have a backup plan well in place.
     

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