What is academically qualified?

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  1. ck15

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    I know in order to receive an appointment you have to pass the cfa, get nominated, pass the dodmerb, and be academically qualified. What exactly does it mean to be academically qualified?
     
  2. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    It isn't academically qualified...it is scholastically qualified. There isn't a set requirement, however, almost every aspect of your application is reviewed -- academics (courses, strength/performance in curriculum), SAT/ACT scores, activities, leadership ability, BGO interview, athletics (possibly CFA), teacher recommendations, school official comments, high school strength, etc. This is why the Admissions Board decides candidates' scholastic qualification -- it isn't a perfectly conditional process (i.e. X + Y + Z = scholastically qualified).
     
  3. ck15

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    Thanks for your input! Does the board look favorably to college students in an honors college?
     
  4. Sydney C.

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    The boards look favorably on college students who; 1.) are taking a full load of classes that closely mirror those of Plebe year, and 2.) demonstrate with their grades that they are excelling in those classes.
     
  5. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    Your grades mean a lot more. Additionally, they look more favorably at candidates who earn high marks in a curriculum similar to Plebe year (as mentioned above) AND are also involved in activities outside the classroom. The closer your schedule (not that you can change it now) mimics that to a Plebe, the easier it is to prove that you can handle the rigors of USNA (presuming your performance in the classroom is superior).
     

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